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Sensory Scientist (m/f/d)

Available from May 17, 2023


  • You are the main person responsible for designing, organizing and performing the sensory tests at Mushlabs

  • After the panels you analyze and report the results

  • It is your responsibility to implement and improve sensory practices and methods

  • You guide and support the product development and marketing activities with your sensory expertise

  • You build and train an internal sensory panel that is specialized in mushroom mycelium and mycelium based products.

  • Collect and compile consumer knowledge & consumer trend for the defined product categories

  • You keep yourself up to date of the latest sensory techniques


  • Master in Food Science or similar with some education in sensory science

  • Proven knowledge and experiences on sensory methods and sensory best practices

  • Practical experiences in sensory evaluation preferably within the food industry

  • Passion about new knowledge, experiences and challenged

  • Experience with Sensory Software (e.g. RedJade) and with statistical analysis of sensory data

  • An organized and structured working approach with an eye for detail

  • Very good communication and listening skills

  • problem solving (scientific but pragmatic)

  • English required - Knowledge of German is a plus

  • You live in Hamburg or are open to move here


  • Dynamic and diverse mission-driven team from 21 different countries

  • A fast growing company with opportunities for personal development

  • Flexible working hours in an innovative and agile working environment

  • Gym Membership or an attractive alternative from our benefit programme

  • Flat hierarchies and short decision paths

  • Great team events

  • Drinks, cereal bar and fresh fruit at the office

  • Language classes

  • Lastly, join us in the journey as we change the food system as we know it!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Ready to disrupt the food system with us?

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Ad online until July 31, 2023



  • Biotech
  • Food

Professional Fields

  • Research & Development

Work Experience

  • Experienced

Employment Type

  • Permanent Contract

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Company details

Mushlabs is a technology-driven company that produces food from edible mushroom mycelia. Our fermentation platform allows us to unlock the potential of an overlooked kingdom of life - fungi - as a foodsource. Mushlabs is dedicated to building solutions that change the way we consume food, by producing food that is good to our senses, our bodies and our planet.