Neuchatel, Switzerland





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Be a part of a revolutionary change. At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible! We’re totally transforming our business, and building our future on smoke-free products. We’re also exploring new categories, looking beyond nicotine to develop a new portfolio of innovative products. With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly different directions. It’s so rare in R&D that everything aligns to create the ideal conditions for outstanding work. Right now, at PMI, that’s exactly what’s happening. R&D is the driving force for our bold new vision: to replace cigarettes with a revolutionary portfolio of alternative products. Join us and you’ll have the resources, support and technology you need to break new ground and see ideas come to life. You’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest scientists in their fields, with fast access to subject experts and commercial decision-makers. If you’re creative, courageous and ready to take risks, you can make a huge impact and propel your career in an endless number of directions. To know more about PMI and why it is a great place to work, check out the following link: Your 'day to day' As Senior Research Scientist – Sensory Science in the Sensory Science team, you will develop and lead longer-term strategic understanding sensory projects focusing on the sensory perception mechanism and its impact on product perception and preference. You will be a key player to develop and deliver the relevant tools, as well as the mindset, to put the consumer at the heart of business innovation successes. By joining the Sensory Science team, you are also joining & becoming a member of the bigger Consumer Sciences function, focusing particularly on the ambitious New Innovation portfolio global growth agenda. More specifically, you will • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to products' requirement and sensory objectives to propose and implement accurate sensory studies/projects • Initiate, develop and lead medium to long term sensory research projects to serve Smoke Free Products development and expansion o Perform literature reviews and stay tuned with evolution and innovation within the sensory world. o Scout, identify and develop external partnership with universities/laboratories when relevant o Analyze and interpret/review sensory data, prepare report and communicate recommendations to product researchers and developers. • Focus on maintaining and developing competitive advantages by contributing to competitive intelligence program and by unleashing new potential sensory driven claims, • Write manuscripts for publication, actively present work at scientific meetings (posters, speaking) Who we're looking for - Science & Technology PhD in Sensory Sciences - Confirmed experience in a similar space within FMCG, or related field - Good knowledge and experience on the functioning of the olfactory/gustatory system, sensory physiology - Experience in various sensory techniques within a research field - Ability to work and communicate with colleagues in English; international experience is a bonus. - Passion for understanding what is going on behind human perception - Team player who enjoys working in an environment where knowledge is encouraged to be shared - Experience that allows you to comfortably interact with a variety of stakeholders, both externally and internally, and manage multiple projects. What we offer Our success depends on our talented employees who come to work here every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can: • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore. • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong. • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. • Take pride in delivering a smoke-free future. #LIjobs