Excellent R&D Facility to Broaden Horizons
Technical Research Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Union Beach, NJ – July 14, 2015
I came to International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) as a Theoretician (a branch of Physical Chemistry that deals with writing Mathematical Models from fundamental Physics of interaction for the prediction of molecular behavior).
My experience there was quite diverse. My duties ranged from data analysis of metadata aggregates through time for financial points of interest. It also involved taking classes in-house on flavor/fragrance chemistry, and attending meetings in various departments to facilitate innovation. I developed a model for increasing synergy for anti-microbial effects in synthetic accords, and also used my computational skills to demonstrate the ability of commercial products to aid IFF in it's pursuits for prediction.
The R&D campus is a family-like environment. One never knows when they will be asked to join others for lunch at a nearby restaurant. We talk about various aspects such as the greenhouse where head-space of exotic plants are captured, analyzed, and then recreated in labs for perfumes.
I feel I learned a great deal, and I have ambitions to make smoking far less a risk factor through modification to electronic cigarettes. I feel I have true insights that many others do not, or could not have. I believe someone from BIG TOBACCO should reach out to me to discuss.
Enlightening Discussions, Lunches with Senior Faculty, Inclusive Envronment
If I had to guess, long hours - but that is not a "con" as such to me.