Sensory Scientist

Dallas, TX

Posted: 04/29/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 128.24KG Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Sensory Scientist

This wonderful research forward, market leading billion-dollar dairy company is looking to add an ambitious Sensory Scientist to their team.  Reporting into the Manager of R&D & Sensory, you will be the go-to across the company for Sensory as well as have 2 Jr. Scientists to mentor.

They offer a no-deductible, $0 premium option for employee health coverage – due to this wonderful benefit, they are a nicotine free company.


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on complex projects & recommend appropriate sensory testing to support projects based on the company’s objectives
  • Participate in cross-functional product and ingredient development projects and guide activities on improving sensory aspects of products / ingredients
  • Schedule, design & execute sensory tests, including panelist recruitment, survey software programming, sample prep, serving, & clean up
  • Statistically analyze & report sensory data, drawing meaningful conclusions, & recommendations for product optimization
  • Develop methodologies that allow correlating sensory and analytical results to guide product and ingredient development
  • Create and maintain ingredient / product sensory lexicons
  • Train & monitor performance of panelists
  • Develop quality sensory protocols
  • Stay updated on industry trends & emerging technologies related to sensory science, flavor chemistry, & contribute to innovation in product development

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristen Gawrys at

JO:  128.24KG

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Master’s PhD preferred in Sensory, Food Science or technical / related field
  • M.S. 5+ years of food industry experience in a sensory role
  • PhD fresh graduates welcome if you have the extensive experience through your degree
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of sensory principles, test design, execution & analyses
  • Background in descriptive sensory with discrimination testing, consumer insight testing, and shelf-life testing
  • Competence in one or more of the following: XL Stat, JMP, R, or similar CompuSense software
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work
  • Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize & manage multiple projects simultaneously

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristen Gawrys at

JO:  128.24KG

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