As sustainability plays a central role for our customers in the food industry, the protein transition is a major theme for NIZO. Developing dairy mimics (plant-based products) is a rapidly growing area where you will be working as well. Translating and using dairy knowledge together with experts on plant proteins allows you to help our customers with their challenges towards developing more sustainable plant-based products.

If you are just as fascinated about that as we are, and if you are excellent in tasting and smelling products why not join our team of experts as our new

Hands-on sensory professional that can translate practice to science

At present we estimate that this job position corresponds to 32 hours per week.

Your role

  • Initiate, supervise and participate in sensory expert panel sessions and projects;
  • Translate customer needs into a sensory approach that delivers the required answers;
  • Safeguard the quality of our sensory panel and the outcomes of panel sessions, including training of the panel;
  • Design and conduct a sensory study from start to finish

Who you are

  • Have excellent sensory skills (tasting and smelling) being able to sensorily describe a wide range of products and ingredients;
  • Comfortable with managing sensory projects, both practical and from project management perspective;
  • Experience in sensory analysis;
  • Team player;

What we offer

  • An attractive and diverse position in a dynamic, inspiring and creative environment with great facilities and the finest colleagues;
  • An opportunity to work in an established team of leading food scientists and technologists;
  • The possibility to be at the forefront of industrial relevant research and development, of which the protein transition is a key driver;
  • You become part of a well-established and internationally recognized organization with ample opportunities for personal and professional development and growth;
  • An attractive compensation package, pension plan, 25 holidays and 13 days work time reduction

More info

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Rianne Ruijschop, Department Head Health (tel. +31 629 220 378 or email to You can apply by sending your CV and motivation letter via our online application portal.