Job details Process Research Scientist

Posting Period

From January 18, 2023
to February 20, 2023

Country or region



Montréal, Québec

Business Unit



Research and Development

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

3 years

Minimal education level required

Master's Degree

Work schedule

37.5 hours per week


Based on experience

Process Research Scientist

Main Functions

The Process Research Scientist will join the Lallemand Bio-Ingredients (LBI) R&D team to develop new processes and products for the different application segments of LBI. The scientist works with autonomy on agreed R&D projects according to a given procedure, from literature review, design, and execution of experiments, to reporting experimental results to key stakeholders. Assisting the operational excellence and production teams, the Process Research Scientist has a significant role in process scale-up and product industrialization. Furthermore, the Process Research Scientist supports in a variety of administrative and non-administrative tasks which may include preparing resources, equipment, in support of the research activities.


Specific tasks associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform literature reviews.
  • Design, execute, and report experiments according to defined objectives and milestones.
  • Communicate project progression to key stakeholders.
  • Write internal R&D reports.
  • Train and supervise trainees and ensure the accuracy of experiments.
  • Collaborate with different departments in the industrialization of processes and products.
  • Ensure a clean and safe environment in the lab.


Technical skills


  • Ph.D or MSc (+6 years experience) in Food Science, Biochemical engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology or other relevant degree
  • 3 years of experience in a relevant field
  • Experience in R&D project management.
  • Knowledge of downstream process commonly used in the food industry (centrifugation, filtration, homogenization, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English & French) with good skill in technical report writing
  • Relevant computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams etc)

Personal abilities


  • Self-motivated and creative in designing and planning experiments
  • Technical aptitude and good troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated time management, organization, planning, and record-keeping skills
  • Adaptability to a fast-paced team-oriented work environment
  • Good communication skills

General criteria


  • Ready to travel occasionally (less than 15%) to participate to seminars and work on-site in Bio-Ingredients productions sites as projects require
  • Candidate must be legally authorized to work in Canada


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 5,000 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Lallemand's Bio-Ingredients business unit has decades of experience as a quality yeast producer for the savory, health, and biotech industries.

We produce a wide range of products including yeast extracts, inactive yeasts and their derivatives for flavour enhancers, enriched mineral and vitamin yeasts for the health supplement and health food markets, and high-grade yeast extracts for the biotech industry. These products are propelled across the globe thanks to our impressive reach and a large dedicated team that serves our customers worldwide.

The Bio-Ingredients team is proud of the strong partnerships it has forged with its clients, relying on trust and cooperation in order to develop custom solutions for each individual business. Check out the available career opportunities in North America and several European countries.

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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