Job details Research Associate- Molecular Biology and Strain Development

Posting Period

From May 04, 2022
to June 10, 2022

Country or region

United States


Lebanon, New Hampshire

Business Unit

Corporate Group


Research and Development

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

An asset

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree


Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Research Associate- Molecular Biology and Strain Development

Main Functions

Main functions 

The Research Associate will join a team involved in genetic engineering of yeast to produce fuels. The selected individual will apply molecular biology skills to engineer yeast, analyze associated genotypes and phenotypes, as well as provide documentation of the process and results. The individual will assist in solving difficult problems with insight, creativity, and skill. The candidate will perform this research in support of company goals and priorities in conjunction with the project leader, team members as well as a variety of teams across the company.

Research topics include genetic and metabolic engineering, protein expression, development of strain screens and selections techniques and fermentation science. Tasks associated with this position also include:

  • Designing molecular constructs, cloning, and transformations
  • Screening assays and enzyme activity
  • Small scale fermentations
  • Documenting experimental procedures and results

Lallemand conducts its R&D activities not only through internal projects, including at Mascoma LLC, but also in collaboration with many universities and other governmental and private research institutions around the world. Research and development is a major element in successfully identifying and satisfying the needs of the market segments in which Lallemand strives to play an active and leading role.

Mascoma is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation in addition to a package of benefits including medical, dental, and eye care insurance; a 401K program and matching contributions; paid vacation time, holidays, and floating holidays; tuition reimbursement for ongoing education; and schedule flexibility, among others.


Technical skills


  • A. / B.S. in biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related field
  • Experience in various molecular biology and microbiology procedures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

An asset

  • Good troubleshooting skills to deal with technical problems

Personal abilities


  • Capture laboratory work in technical documents

General criteria


  • Desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced biotech industry setting


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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