Food Scientist



1,001-5,000 employees

Vacuum & kitchen appliances

Consumer Goods


Needham, MA, USA

  • 1+ years of related culinology/food science experience or a related field, preferably at a consumer goods company
  • Degree from an accredited Food Science, Food Engineering or Culinology program
  • Comfort with standard sensory software analysis tools (RedJade, Compusense, etc.)
  • Ability to work with a Global sensory mindset, with up to 25% travel time yearly (1 week per month) for international
  • Conduct research and development exploration and testing on competitive products to inform product strategy/roadmap
  • Define sensory testing approach, protocols and parameters to guide product development, evaluate prototypes, validate claims, etc.
  • Provide training to key stakeholders to integrate sensory practices and testing into the product development process, as needed
  • Collaborate with product development owners, engineers, program managers, & brand managers to ensure that data collection meets scientific, engineering, and product requirements
  • Translates findings from experiments and literature research into actionable insights
  • Conduct sensory testing to define consumer preference and satisfaction in taste, texture, and aroma to help define key performance indicators and drive product decisions in technology
  • Create questionnaires and lead sensory sessions, as needed
  • Keep detailed test data and results in an organized and clear manner as well as develop test datasheets for new protocols
  • Meticulously records testing results and shares results as needed with key stakeholders in a timely fashion
  • Assists, attends, and presents at internal and external events, as needed
  • Continuously applies current state of the art in sensory science and perception to Global Sharkninja Development

At SharkNinja, their purpose is to positively impact people's lives every day in every home around the world. They work very hard to provide their consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier.

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Needham, Massachusetts



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