Sensory Panel Specialist at JUUL Labs

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Job title
Sensory Panel Specialist
Job listing last updated at
Feb 24, 2020
Job listing location
Mountain View, California, United States
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Job description


JUUL Labs’ mission is to impact the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers by eliminating combustible cigarettes. We have the opportunity to address one of the world’s most intractable challenges through a commitment to exceptional quality, research, design, and innovation. Backed by leading technology investors, we are committed to the same excellence when it comes to hiring great talent.

We are a diverse team that is united by this common purpose and we are hiring the world’s best engineers, scientists, designers, product managers, operations experts, and customer service and business professionals. If the opportunity to build your career at one of the fastest growing companies is compelling, read on for more details.


The Sensory Panel Leader will report to the Sensory Manager. You will receive direction on which panels to run, proper labeling of our pods and how to properly fill our pods. 

  • Solid working knowledge of sensory testing techniques and principles including descriptive analysis (DA), discrimination and acceptability methods. Experience leading DA panels is a plus.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge in performing statistical analysis of sensory descriptive data and assessing panel performance. Working knowledge in the appropriate use of statistical techniques to analyze and interpret data. General understanding of the use of experimental designs.
  • Demonstrates high attention to detail, hands-on mind-set, effective time management, pro-active disposition and be a flexible team player.
  • Should be open to trying our products.
  • Effective planning and project management skills.
  • Working experience with automated sensory data collection systems
  • General understanding of when methodologies need to be created or modified for unique project needs.
  • General understanding of importance and basic principles of data and intellectual property management.
  • Good communication skills including ability to write concise, informative reports and verbally present complex technical information to non-technical audiences. Ability to listen and identify project objective and influence research plan. Experience in moderating group discussions.
  • Demonstrated passion, flexibility and excitement for the work.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or equivalent with either a major in sensory science, behavioral psychology or applied statistics.  Advanced degree, a plus.


  • Prefer 1-3 years of work experience with BS degree.1-2 Years with MS. Experience leading panels is a plus.
  • Very well structured and organised  
  • Specific data collection software skills both in using and programming (Eye questions, Fizz or Compusense)  
  • Stats data analysis softwares knowledge: Excel stats  
  • Good knowledge of sensory methodologies including descriptive, discriminative, and stability tests.  
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills. Ability to perform basic statistical evaluations tests, ANOVA and PCA.  
  • Strong technical understanding of Sensory results and ability to deliver a clear and simple recommendation and action plan to various teams.



  • A place to grow your career. We’ll help you set big goals - and exceed them
  • People. Work with talented, committed and supportive teammates
  • Equity and performance bonuses. Every employee is a stakeholder in our success
  • Daily catered lunch, boundless snacks and drinks
  • Cell phone subsidy, commuter benefits and discounts on JUUL products
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Location. Work in our state of the art Chemistry lab in Mountain View, CA

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