Senior Engineering Associate at International Flavors and Fragrances in Palo Alto, California

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description

IFF: Where science and creativity meet

It's an exciting time to be part of the IFF family. We are a global leader in taste, scent, nutrition and biosciences, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. We are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to grow our team in Palo Alto, CA.

The Fermentation scientist will join the Health and Biosciences division. He/she will be one of the key members in microbial product development, at the junction between discovery and manufacturing.

At IFF (NYSE: IFF), an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world - from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will do more good for people and the planet. Learn more at, Twitter , Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Fermentation Engineer


  • Develop fermentation processes for biomolecules produced by microbial cultures, including both bacterial and fungal systems

  • Active participant in the execution of scale-up/scale-down methodology for fermentation processes, including design and analysis of experiments. Analysis tools are commercially-available software and proprietary data management systems, for clear evaluation of fermentation performance...

  • Collaborate with process technicians, molecular biologists and microbiologists, downstream recovery engineers as well as other members of IFF's Research and Global Supply organizations

  • Prepare technical reports, presentations, protocols and other technical and regulatory documentation

Job Requirements


  • BS/MS degree in Biochemical or Bioprocess Engineering disciplines.

  • 0 (MS)-2 years (BS) industrial experience, including industrial internships

  • Knowledge of biology, microbiology, molecular biology, physiology preferred

  • Skills in data analysis, including statistics

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Self starter with good organizational skills and leadership potential

  • Strong team player

  • Some travel required, when safe

  • Position located in Palo Alto, CA

At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace. Visit to learn more about our Equality Policy...

Nearest Major Market: San Jose

Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto