Sr. Scientist Psychophysiology and Human Perception – Firmenich, Meyrin, Ginevra

The department of Human Perception & Bioresponses, R&D at Firmenich SA in Geneva, Switzerland, has a vacancy for a Senior Scientist Psychophysiology, Department of Human Perception & Bioresponses, R&D in our Geneva headquarters, Switzerland

Key Responsibilities

  • Research the chemical senses and their role in human cognition
  • Design and conduct innovative psychophysiological research that combines EEG, peripheral physiology, and behavioral measures of chemosensory and multisensory experiences
  • Lead the psychophysiology laboratory and implement innovative analyses and measurements
  • Present results and ideas to peers and business partners; write manuscripts and patents
  • Transfer laboratory methodologies and paradigms to support large-scale and realistic / contextual testing
  • Support line manager to translate knowledge to business
  • Support line manager with strategic thinking in own area of expertise and participate in shaping the R&D strategy and support its implementation
  • Develop and retain talents, set SMART objectives for team members, and evaluate their performance
  • Establish efficient communication with other R&D team members and business functions

Requirements evaluated

  • PhD, or equivalent degree, in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or a related field
  • Expertise in conducting psychophysiological measurements (incl. EEG, ECG, EMG, GCR, HR) including in the maintainance and development of a psychophysiological laboratory
  • Advanced statistical knowledge (e.g. multivariate analysis, machine learning, modelling of behavioral and/or psychophysiological data)
  • Solid programming skills (preferably in Python, R, or Matlab)
  • Minimum of 5 years of research experience, ideally within the chemical senses
  • Experience in an industrial setting and creating business value from science will be a plus
  • High degree of motivation, self-organization, and team-orientation
  • Excellent communication and networking ability
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of French or willingness to learn is a plus

What is offered

  • Highly socially and environmentally responsible company
  • A world-class infrastructure in a R&D center characterized by strong collaborative spirit between teams
  • Possibility to influence strategic decision-making
  • Global and intercultural environment

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