Job details Research Scientist- Metabolic Engineer

Posting Period

From September 23, 2022
to November 30, 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

None required

Minimal education level required


Work schedule

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


Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Research Scientist- Metabolic Engineer

Main Functions

The Research Scientist will join a team engineering yeast and bacteria with novel capabilities for use across Lallemand’s business units.  The Research Scientist will play a key role in developing and improving metabolic pathways for the production of “green” biochemicals.  This position is based in Lebanon, NH and will report directly to the Project Manager.  Responsibilities include:

  • Use of state-of-the-art metabolic engineering approaches to design, build and test microbial strains to achieve project goals.
  • Generation of new hypotheses and metabolic pathways by mining scientific literature and in-house data and models.
  • Collaborating with researchers in strain engineering, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, fermentation, and process development to achieve project milestones.
  • Training, mentoring and supervising junior team members
  • Authoring reports and presentations

Technical skills


  • PhD in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, genetics, biochemistry, biochemical engineering, microbiology or related field.
  • Strong core competency in metabolic engineering and small-scale fermentation processes.
  • Ability to design and analyze experiments generating diverse data streams (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, genomics) to guide metabolic pathway development
  • Working knowledge of genetics, gene regulation, synthetic biology, and biochemistry
  • Good troubleshooting skills to deal with technical problems
  • Demonstrated experience generating high quality data, and managing to a timeline

An asset

  • Experience introducing and optimizing new metabolic pathways into a microbial host organism
  • Hands-on experience in the area of bacteria or yeast research
  • Familiarity with microbial physiology and protein engineering
  • Familiarity with a range of synthetic biology techniques (e.g. Golden Gate / MoClo, Gibson Assembly)
  • Experience with Geneious, Benchling, and JMP platforms

Personal abilities

An asset

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Varied educational and lab experiences enabling the development of new approaches

General criteria


  • Must be eligible to work in the US


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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