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Environmental Scientist bij IFF in Tilburg

IFF (Nederland) B.V.40 uurOverijssel

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) is a multi-billion-dollar global creator of flavors, fragrances, and specialty ingredients and solutions used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods for the Food & Beverage, Home & Personal Care and Health & Wellness markets.

This is an exciting opportunity to join IFF at a pivotal juncture in our strategic journey. As one of the leaders in circular design, we are vested in creating regenerative, socially fair products that are more renewable, biodegradable, and made with alternative energy and minimal water.

Geplaatst op 10 december 2021
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You will be accountable for translating IFF business and product development needs into new biodegradation methodologies by working closely with colleagues around the world and external parties including regulatory bodies.

You will lead a small team dedicated to support R&D of the next generation of technologies and ingredients. You will be the lead contact within R&D for test coordination and analytical chemistry related aspects of IFF’s Biodegradation Testing. Correlating results from existing legally recognized methods with method specifics and tested materials is a key area of attention.

You will report to the Global Director of Analytical Research.

Key Responsibilities

You (and your team) will be responsible for:

•  Maintaining and expanding existing lab infrastructure for biodegradation tests (e.g., OECD TG 301/310 and 302).

•  Identifying and developing (internal / external) tools that can deliver accelerated data for IFF materials.

•  The daily execution of biodegradation tests and optimization for high throughput screening.

•  Building expert-level knowledge of existing test methods and developing novel screening methods and approaches. 

•  Coordinating tests to support chemical registration for polymer materials as well as Taste & Scent ingredients.

•  Analytical activities related to biodegradation testing of fragrance ingredients and encapsulation technologies.

•  Giving advice on internal / external assessment of biodegradation testing. 

•  Monitoring and interacting with regulatory framework 

•  Trouble shooting.

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Job requirements

Being at the forefront of development of Taste & Scent ingredients and materials requires a deep understanding of relevant, state-of-the art tools methods and models. You should therefore enjoy monitoring developments in these areas closely, and you pro-actively explore and pursue new and alternative technical approaches.


The ideal candidate has experience with executing biodegradation tests, although we also invite candidates that do not yet have operational biodegradation testing experience but are truly passionate about contributing to IFF’s biodegradation testing lab. 



•  M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or equivalent field of science. 

•  Proven success in developing and implementing new analytical technologies, methods and / or models.

•  Excellent written and oral communication skills (English).

Beyond technical expertise, project planning, communication and collaboration with stakeholders, and timely reporting of accurate results are also critical to success in this position.  


•  3+ years of industry experience.

•  Experience with executing biodegradation tests.

•  Knowledge of biochemistry linking biodegradation and chemistry.

•  Experience in the flavor, fragrance, food, consumer products, or pharmaceutical industry.

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What working at IFF means to you:

Working for one of the largest, global producers in the field of flavor and fragrances. You will come across the products you make every day and people around you will know about them. 


Besides the fact that we are a very ATTRACTIVE employer, we are also a GOOD employer. With attractive terms of employment:

An IFF annual contract with a competitive salary, excellent conditions of employment including 8% holiday pay, 6 extra days on top of your 25 holidays, a 13th month, and good collective arrangements. 


On top of that:  

•  A super nice team: we work hard, and in a beautiful laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment.

•  An easily accessible work location with ample parking.

•  Company Fitness Program: IFF offers gym/yoga/swimming/cross fit subscriptions with discount

•  FiscFree Program: IFF offers the opportunity to order a bicycle or pre-selected consumer products, in exchange for vacation days or gross wages


Don't wait any longer, apply! 

Are you looking forward to getting started at IFF? We are looking forward to getting to know you! 

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