Job details Research Associate- Synthetic Biology

Posting Period

From May 04, 2023
to June 16, 2023

Country or region

United States


Lebanon, New Hampshire

Business Unit

Corporate Group


Research and Development

Entry date

To be determined

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

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 Project Manager. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and improving our strain engineering platform.
  • Developing and validating new wet lab methods.
  • Genetic engineering of yeast and bacteria.
  • Documenting experimental procedures and results.

Technical skills


  • Experience in various molecular biology and microbiology procedures.
  • Working knowledge of genetics and gene regulation.
  • Good troubleshooting skills to deal with technical problems.
  • B.A. / B.S. in biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related field.

An asset

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Experience in coding (C++, R, Python, SQL) and API applications.
  • Hands-on experience in the area of genetic engineering of bacteria or yeast.
  • 2+ years of experience synthetic biology / genetic engineering.

Personal abilities


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

An asset

  • Lab experience outside of academic classes.

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 5,000 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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