Senior Sensory Scientist

About Voyage:

Voyage Foods offers a much-needed solution for challenges within the global food system: creating a future where food isn’t limited by a changing environment and can be enjoyed - without compromising on flavor and experience - for years to come. Voyage Foods recreates foods that face environmental challenges, using food science and wholesome ingredients to capture beloved flavors and textures. From peanut-free spreads, cacao-free chocolate and bean-free coffee, Voyage Foods makes classic foods even better for people and the planet, never compromising on taste.

We are the kind of team that supports each other and has each other's backs. Beyond this, we are always looking out for the future and career of each employee. We don’t sell prospective hires on happy hours and ping pong tables, here’s what we are uniquely able to offer:

  • A unique opportunity to build a business that will scale fast.

  • A company that’s fundamentally changing the food system for the better.

  • An environment where we not only acknowledge the hard work and success of our teammates, but also celebrate them!

Role Summary

We are looking for a Sensory Science Manager to join our R&D team here at Voyage Foods. This person will report to the VP of R&D and will be responsible for building out the sensory program at the company. The ideal candidate has experience in all common sensory functions as well as shelf life evaluation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and organization of sensory tests, both formal and informal over a broad range of techniques such as descriptive analysis, consumer quantitative, and qualitative.

  • Ownership of data analysis and interpretation

  • Designing and implementing shelf life studies

  • Overall communication and coordination with scientists as well as other teams to improve the overall development process

  • Internal sensory strategy and platform buildout for the growing R&D team

  • Training team members and conducting larger panels

  • Analysis of data and translation to findings for broad audiences with an emphasis on actionable recommendations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in food science or other related field or equivalent experience

  • 6 years experience in sensory research and/or sensory evaluation

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including timely follow-up and commitment to deliverables, and openness to give and receive feedback

  • Strong statistical analysis skills

  • Proven ability to be flexible and collaborative at all times

  • Proven ability to share data, share ideas, share space


  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Life insurance policy

  • 401k

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Paid Holidays

  • Friday lunch on us

  • Flexible working hours

  • Tools to do your job well

Voyage Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Voyage Foods to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status.

To apply, send your resume to with the subject line Job Application – Senior Sensory Scientist.

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