Sensory Panel leader/technician position at Massey University, New Zealand

Sensory Panel leader/technician position available in Prof Joanne Hort’s Feast Lab, Massey University, New Zealand Full time Position.

We seek a personable, enthusiastic, experienced and well-organised Sensory Panel Leader (Technician) to join the Food Experience and Sensory Testing (FEAST) team on a one year fixed term basis.

The post will mainly be responsible for, setting up and running descriptive analysis of dairy products alongside other sensory methodologies in addition to occasional recruitment of panellists. Although dairy products will be the main focus of the sensory work, the post will involve working with other products and projects from time to time. The successful applicant will also be expected to set up sensory software, analyse results and write reports in conjunction with other Feast staff, as well as being involved in data collection, other sensory and consumer commercial projects as required. This fixed-term is a full-time position in the first instance.  

Applicants should have a minimum of a Diploma in Applied Science and experience working with sensory and/or consumer panels. A background and/or knowledge of hygiene procedures when handling food is also key, as is knowledge of general protocols for handling hazardous materials. The role will involve working for industrial partners and clients. 

Applicants should be trustworthy, able to work independently and as part of a team, and be capable of using their initiative. Excellent communication and administrative skills are required as you will deal with our sensory panel members, staff, students and visitors and will order consumables and equipment.  

See what we have been up to here For further information on this position please contact Prof Joanne Hort,, who will be happy to discuss the role in more detail. 

 Please note, only on-line applications received will be considered.

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