Givaudan China – Senior Research Associate

About Givaudan
Givaudan is the global leader in the Fragrances and Flavours industry, offering its products to global, regional and local food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrances companies.
Headquartered in Vernier Switzerland, Givaudan holds a 25% market share. In 2011, Givaudan achieved sales of CHF3.9 Billion, with a workforce of over 8,900 employees and subsidiaries in 45 countries, 33 production sites in mature and developing regions and established 63 in total of Fragrances and Flavours Creation Centers. In 2011, Givaudan reinvested 7.5% of sales into R&D.
Givaudan is currently looking to increase its world-class research corps with top talent for its Smell & Taste division in APAC, based out of Shanghai, China.
About the Position
As a Senior Research Associate at Givaudan, your mission is to:
  • Be a liaison between the Smell & Taste global team and the local Asia Pacific business team, particularly in the areas of biotech and natural discovery and ingredient development;
  • Conduct research in the area of natural complex ingredients using various biotechnological/ biochemical / process reactions aimed at developing novel proprietary ingredients;
  • Build Givaudan’s leadership position in natural flavor ingredient research within the Asia Pacific region;
  • Gather emerging technological development in APAC and manage alliance partnerships in the region.
Your specific areas of responsibility will be:
  • Develop natural complex ingredients with local raw materials to drive growth with high business potential;
  • Work closely with production/ pilot plant for the scale-up / production trials of complex ingredients;
  • Technology transfer from global S&T center to local facility / customer or vice-versa;
  • Gather emerging technological development in APAC and manage alliance partnership in the region.
- Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Food Science and/or Biochemistry;
- Understanding of Protein Chemistry, Enzymology, Microbiology, and Food Science;
- Fluent in written and spoken English and Mandarin Chinese;
- Strong communications skills, adaptability, speed of learning;
- Relevant research or work-life experience is highly qualifying.
The application process is administered in collaboration with Givaudan’s recruitment partner, Universum Talent Networks.
To learn more about the position and submit your application, contact Mr. Kaj Ossman at
We look forward to receiving your application shortly!