Application Development Scientist

Job Description

Job Description

Are you passionate about solving customer problems, offering Technical solutions and building deeper business relationships that help drive growth for industry leading Consumer Products customers

Joining science and creativity, we are an international collective of thinkers who partner with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves.

If you are skilled at solving complex problems with elegant technical solutions, and have a collaborative approach to exceeding customer expectations, you could be our next Application Development Scientist.

Your Focus
As a part of our Application Development team, you will work across functions to develop innovative technologies and solutions. The role will provide technical and functional leadership opportunities and will play a key part in supporting our evolving industry and customer base. Ideal candidate will have industry experience, solid foundation in bench-pilot-commercial scale work, good understanding of Bio/chemical engineering fundamentals and data science.

The role is based in Hyderabad, India and will report to the Regional Application Development Leader - Grain Processing.

How you will contribute

  • This is a hybrid role and will involves hands on work at bench and pilot scales.
  • Design, develop, execute and contribute innovatively to the development of enzyme-based products and processes across scale, analyze and interpret data using data science cum statistics to make a sound recommendation for specific projects.
  • Provide strong technical leadership on assessment of functional suitability of the samples generated at bench and pilot scale in various end use applications.
  • Objectively support the analysis of customer and project samples using physical, bio/chemical and functional assay.
  • Lead and support the pre-commercial trials to successfully scale-up product mediated process innovations and communicate trial outcomes to all stakeholders.
  • Provide functional guidance to the group members and regional partners to advance the solution while creating and maintaining an up-to-date project / customer / market specific data.
  • Work with global and regional team members to advance the project goals.
  • Interact with cross functional teams including R&D, sales, marketing, legal, procurement and engineering.

Job Requirements

What you will need to be successful

  • Master`s degree (with 8+ years of experience) or a PhD degree (with 4+ year's experience) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Bio Engineering, Agriculture Engineering or a related area.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of industrial scale production methods and technologies associated with food (Protein and oil) processing, preferably mediated by enzymes.
  • Experience in the extraction, purification, characterization and process optimization of food ingredient across scales (Lab-Pilot-Commercial).
  • Experience in physico-chemical, sensory, functional and rheological characterization of food ingredients and biotechnological process (Proximate, HPLC, GC/MS, Texture, Elasticity, Dimension, Compositional, Etc).
  • Extensive experience in running trials at bench, pilot and commercial scale with minimal supervision, preferably using enzymes.
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software such as JMP, SPC, etc.
  • Ability to independently manage and contribute to multiple projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, partnership and leadership skills with ability to work independently, manage time effectively and drive projects to completions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in testing of functional food ingredient in end-product application, working knowledge of sensory science methodologies and knowledge of regional food regulation will be an added advantage.
  • Willingness to travel upto 30% across Asia Pacific, including to customer commercial facilities.

IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more.




sensory science methodologies
regional food regulation
functional food ingredient
Bio Engineering


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International Flavors & Fragrances is an American corporation that creates and manufactures food, beverage, health & biosciences, scent and pharma solutions, and complementary adjacent products, including cosmetic active and natural health ingredients, which are used in a wide variety of consumer products.

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