Research Scientist – Sensory and Consumer Sciences at Fonterra

Research Scientist – Sensory and Consumer Sciences
Be part of a talented, high functioning team at Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre Utilise your sensory and consumer science expertise in exciting projects End to end role – concept discovery and definition through to commercialisation

The Opportunity:
As part of a dynamic and focussed Consumer Science team, based at the Fonterra Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North, this role is an opportunity to showcase your knowledge and expertise in the sensory and consumer sciences. You will work with our researchers to understand what consumers are looking for from our products, guide new product development and advance the sensory and consumer science disciplines.

It’s an opportunity to join an environment known for industry breakthroughs and innovation, providing proactive thought leadership in sensory and consumer science research for the dairy sector.

What you will bring and develop: With your expertise in sensory and consumer science and related tertiary academic studies, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of Fonterra’s research future.

Success enablers for this role include: Sound formal training in sensory and consumer sciences Hands-on commercial experience in the sensory and consumer science space  Experience in new product development and demonstrating thought leadership Research experience in the consumer and sensory science disciplines Innovative thinking, creative problem solving and proactive, self-driven work ethos Proactive stakeholder management with strong influencing and communication skills to a variety of audiences Commercial experience and a tertiary qualification in sensory and consumer science is highly regarded.   The level of appointment will reflect experience and demonstrable track record. Applications from Research, Senior Research and Principal Research level scientists will be considered.    

Our story:
This role gives you the opportunity to perform leading-edge science and technology in one of the largest dairy research facilities in the world. Located in Palmerston North, New Zealand, the Fonterra Research and Development Centre is home to a highly collegial team of over 100 highly qualified scientists, technologists and engineers – many of whom are world leaders in dairy science – and it is investing in new techniques with cutting edge technologies right now!

Don’t overlook this great opportunity, it’s your next step, so apply today!   Applications will close late night Thursday 7th November 2019     To apply, please click here. If you know someone who could be interested in this opportunity, please forward this email to them or for more information contact Maia Churichkova, Senior Sourcing Consultant, Fonterra Resourcing Services on

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