Industries are created over a lifetime, and once in a lifetime there’s an opportunity to join a team with a mission to revolutionize an industry. Through our cutting-edge technology, Senomyx discovers novel flavor ingredients that can help food and beverage companies create or reformulate better-for-you products, while maintaining the same taste.

We are deeply committed to teamwork, excellence, diversity, and career development. Our goal is to help our employees succeed both in their jobs and their careers. We do this by creating an enjoyable, challenging, and motivating work environment complemented by a number of company and teambuilding events and an attractive benefits package.

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Senomyx is a leading discovery and development company located in the UTC area of San Diego focusing on developing innovative flavor ingredients. Senomyx is seeking an outstanding research assistant to join our Food Science and Technology Department. The position is a 3-month contract position with the possibility of extension.

• Assist Sensory Specialist in organizing and executing taste test panels

• Assist with development of product applications and testing
• Make complex solutions to specification and prepare them for chemical analysis
• Prepare, dispense and organize samples for taste tests
• Keep laboratory equipment and facilities clean, organized and operational
• Maintain detailed documentation and records
• Order supplies

• Bachelor’s degree in life science, food science, chemistry or a related field is required
• Experience with solution preparation in a laboratory setting (weighing, dilutions, pipetting, etc.)
• Strong analytical, mathematical and technical reasoning skills
• Demonstrated ability to follow procedure and work with minimal supervision
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Strong time management and organizational skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to work under fixed deadlines and shifting priorities
• Ability to maintain proprietary and confidential material and information

If you are in interested in the position, please email a cover letter and resume in Word format to, and specify Job Category 2110-TD-01 in the email subject line.

Senomyx provides equal opportunity without regard to an applicant’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, religion, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can apply to join the team, please contact us:

Senomyx, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
4767 Nexus Centre Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Telephone: 858-646-8300
Facsimile: 858-404-0752


yogaThe company has developed a compensation and benefits program designed to attract, motivate, and retain employees. Our goal is to provide a challenging and motivating work environment to help employees succeed in their jobs and careers.

The company offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance/AD&D and Short Term and Long Term Disability for eligible employees and their dependents, other benefits include:

  • Vacation & Holidays: Paid time off (PTO), which combines vacation and sick benefits into a single PTO bank and paid holidays
  • 401(k) Plan and company match
  • Stock Options
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Fitness Center
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

NOTE: This information is intended to provide a brief overview of company programs and benefits. The company reserves the right to terminate or change benefit plans at any time.