Job details Research Associate- Synthetic Biology / Metabolic Engineering

Posting Period

From April 01, 2022
to May 31, 2022

Country or region

United States


Lebanon, New Hampshire

Business Unit

Corporate Group


Research and Development

Entry date

January 01, 1970

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

None required

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

From Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week / some flexibility


Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Research Associate- Synthetic Biology / Metabolic Engineering

Main Functions

The Research Associate will join a team developing and deploying synthetic biology systems for use in creating novel yeast and bacteria-derived products for use across Lallemand’s business units.  This position is based in Lebanon, NH and will report directly to the R&D Manager.  Responsibilities include:


  • Designing molecular constructs, cloning, and genetic engineering of yeast and bacteria
  • Strain genotyping and phenotyping.
  • Small scale growth assays and enzyme assays.
  • Documenting experimental procedures and results.

Technical skills


  • Experience in various molecular biology and microbiology procedures.
  • Working knowledge of genetics and gene regulation.

An asset

  • Hands-on experience in the area of genetic engineering of bacteria or yeast
  • Familiarity with a range of synthetic biology techniques (e.g. Golden Gate / MoClo, Gibson Assembly)
  • Familiarity with microbial physiology, biochemistry, protein engineering, and metabolic engineering

Personal abilities


  • Experience in providing high quality, timely data.
  • Desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced biotech industry setting.

An asset

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

General criteria

An asset

  • Lab experience outside of academic classes


Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Lallemand's corporate division encompasses all of the support services offered to our branches. Its goal is to optimize internal processes, ensure that your operation is running smoothly, and that your strategy is well thought-out.

Our corporate branch's head office is located in Montreal, Canada, and relies on a team that specializes in: Management; Finance and accounting; Engineering; Research and Development (R&D); Human Resources (HR); and Information Technology (IT). If you want to help bring enthusiasm, collaboration and innovation to our workplace, we'd love to get to know you!

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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