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Analytical Scientist - Flavours

Date: 09-Nov-2018

Location: Naas, IE

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 147
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter EK1
Posting Type LI


Kerry is responding to consumer demand for real ingredients with better, more authentic and nutritious taste experiences. With 40 years’ experience and 24,000 staff on six continents, Kerry has a renewed focus on Taste & Nutrition where the science of taste merges with the science of nutrition. We combine our deep understanding of taste with our in-depth knowledge of people, culture, life stage and daily nutritional needs. By partnering with Kerry, customers are taken on a journey to make food, beverage and pharma products that people enjoy and feel better about. We call this Leading to Better.


Analytical Scientist - Flavours

The focus of this role is flavour/volatile analysis by GC-MS; utilising a variety of extraction techniques in a wide variety of food matrices to support RD&A. Candidates should be highly motivated and have previous knowledge and experience of volatile analysis by GC and GC-MS. As the successful candidate you will be working as part of the Analytical department that also performs the analysis of samples using a range of modern analytical techniques to investigate their chemical and physical properties.



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Supporting flavour development through analysis and interpretation.
  • Using a range of software, techniques and equipment to carry out research and analysis.
  • Accurately recording data in accordance to guidelines.
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers and research/scientific staff.
  • Writing and presenting reports, reviews and summaries.
  • Keeping up to date with scientific and technical developments.
  • Developing new analytical methods.
  • Validating methods and equipment.
  • Maintenance and upkeep of equipment.
  • Ensuring that health and safety issues are adhered to.





  • A strong academic background is essential in a relevant degree subject, such as chemistry, applied/analytical chemistry or biochemistry.
  • 3+ years of experience with GC and GC-MS are required. Knowledge of other techniques such as Olfactory GC, would be highly beneficial.
  • Knowledge and experience of flavours and flavour analysis is highly desirable.
  • Ability to prioritise and schedule work to meet demands set by the department, company or external customer, often to short deadlines.
  • Ability to convey technical information to technical and non-technical people.
  • Good standard of numeracy and skills in data analysis, with a flexible and methodical approach to work.


We are looking for people with ambition, vision and a commitment to excellence in a dynamic business environment to achieve and sustain this growth on a long-term basis. In return we offer stimulating and rewarding careers from employee to management to leadership levels in a global food organisation.

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