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ACS webinars are great ways to discover new job opportunities:

ACS Webinars: Your Career Matters!
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 2-3pm ET.

“Love Food as well as Chemistry? How to Find and Build a Career in the Food and/or Flavor Industries.” Curious about the smell of cookies baking? Or how researchers try to isolate vanilla flavor? Know yourself, discover your passion, and weave it into your career! Learn from our speaker how you might also be able to combine your passion in food and chemistry into a career in the exciting world of food and flavor industries. Join the conversation with speaker Carolyn Fisher, Regulatory Manager at McCormick. She is also an author, instructor, and food flavors aficionado.

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Seems like a lot of info on careers in food are popping up lately…

Here is another one – flavorist!

All in Good Taste
by Tamara Holt Nov 12 2007
“Marie Wright creates the enticing tastes that wind up on your grocery store shelves.”

Seems a chemistry degree is useful for this job as is a keen sense of taste and smell (would time spent in the lab enhance or destroy this? hmmm….)

Job Title: Flavorist

Companies that hire them: Large flavoring companies such as International Flavors & Fragrances, Givaudan, and Firmenich; smaller companies like Aromatech and Flavor & Fragrance Specialties; and the flavor divisions of large food and beverage companies like Cadbury Schweppes and Kraft.

How to find out about openings: The flavorist profession is a bit like a secret society, but jobs are occasionally posted online at industry websites such as perfumerflavorist.com.

How much you can earn: Trainees start at about $50,000 a year, but the superstar flavorists can make as much as $200,000 to $250,000.

Useful skills: Flavorists should have a chemistry or food chemistry degree, a keen sense of taste and smell, and a bold imagination.

Number of jobs in the U.S.: There are probably fewer than 500 full-time flavorists in the country now, and an equal number worldwide.

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