49299 Team Leader – Flavoromics - Plant & Food Research

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 11 Dec 2022

Team Leader - Flavoromics
Biological Chemistry & Bioactives
Mt Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
Vacancy number 49299
Salary range: $95,290 to $123,316
Permanent Fulltime

Are you a flavoromics specialist experienced in conducting metabolomics and sensory studies?

Are you looking to lead a team that will look to advance scientific knowledge, develop and apply flavoromics approaches to study food and horticultural products of New Zealand? 

What you will be doing | Ngā whāinga matua

In this new position, you will apply a flavoromics approach to the study of food and horticulture products, to design and deliver research that investigates consumer perceptions.   Drawing on your strengths in leadership and collaboration, you will be:

  • Leading a new team who are establishing strategic priorities and developing new research projects (Government, Industry or Plant & Food Research (PFR) funded)
  • Designing applied research projects with commercial customers and partners, including proposal development, budgeting, and reporting
  • Working with a wide industry networks and have the ability to attract new revenue streams from both government and industry sources
  • Advancing scientific knowledge, developing and applying technologies in the food and horticulture industries in New Zealand

For a more detailed outline of the role the Position Description is available for you to view once you click on the 'apply' button.

What you will bring | Ngā tino pūkenga me ngā wheako

To be successful in this role, the minimum qualifications required are:

  • A tertiary qualification (ideally PhD) in analytical chemistry, or a related field (flavour chemistry, sensory science, metabolomics)
  • At least five years post Doctorate working as a scientist in a flavoromics or flavour chemistry field relevant to the horticulture, arable and food industries and experienced in mass spectrometry and other relevant analytical platforms
  • Ability to run sensory panels to collect samples for subsequent analysis of flavour molecules
  • A strong portfolio of scientific and industry publications in chemistry/ metabolomics/ flavoromics/ chemometrics
  • Strengths in people leadership
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally if required.

What you will get | Ngā hua o tēnei tūranga

We are a diverse workplace, offering flexible work practices and hassle-free, no-cost parking. Our teams are committed to the work they do, while having fun doing it. We encourage and support career development and offer excellent employee benefits, including generous leave provisions, so you'll have time for the other things you enjoy!

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow. With our partners, we use world-leading science and technology to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest, create, preserve and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help develop and deliver healthy foods from the world's most sustainable food systems.


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