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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Sensory Science
Eurofins Scientific in Richmond, Virginia
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Date Posted May 20, 2019
Postdoctoral-Researcher Other

Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories PSS is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work with Innovative Product Development in Richmond, VA.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Sensory Science

Position Objective and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct sensory experiments primarily pertaining to dose-response effect of individual compounds and mixtures of compounds

  • Collect, prepare and analyze research data;  maintain computer database of research data;  tabulate and display data for presentation to department members, research conferences and for manuscript preparation

  • Plan and execute sensory experiments to understand chemosensory effects of odorants

  • Work as part of a cross functional team to facilitate the development of products that delivery a superior sensory experience.

  • Assist with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and with general maintenance of laboratory

Degree Requirements:

PhD (doctoral degree from an accredited university) in one of the following or similar fields:

  • Experimental psychology (social, cognitive or perception)

  • Sensory science

  • Food science with an emphasis on sensory science

Other Qualifications:

In addition to having earned a PhD in a preferred area of expertise, ideal candidates also possess:

  • Fundamental psychophysics and psychometrics

  • Scale development and validation

  • A broad knowledge of advanced statistics and experimental design

  • Experience with data collection software such as RedJade or Compusense

  • Applied consumer testing methods

  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed.  Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Richmond, VA are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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