Job details Research Scientist- Strain Development and Bioprocess

Posting Period

From June 11, 2024
to July 23, 2024

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

0 to 1 year

Minimal education level required

Master's Degree


To be determined


Competitive social benefits

Research Scientist- Strain Development and Bioprocess

Main Functions

The Research Scientist will join a team involved in genetically engineering microbes for the production of value-added molecules and will report to the project leader. The selected individual will apply molecular biology, biochemistry, and fermentation science skills to engineer a variety of microbes (bacteria, yeast, fungi), evaluate associated genotypes and phenotypes, as well as provide documentation of the process and results.

The candidate will regularly communicate results in written and oral presentations within the team as well as the organization. The candidate will perform this research in support of company goals and priorities in conjunction with their manager and other team members, and will assist in solving research problems.

Research topics include heterologous protein expression and characterization, protein engineering, classical genetics, fermentation, and method development of relevant screens and selections for specific applications.


Tasks associated with this position also include:

  • Genetic engineering of yeast, bacteria, and filamentous fungi;
  • Designing molecular constructs, cloning, and transformations;
  • Carrying out strain screening and molecule activity assays;
  • Small scale fermentations;
  • Design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of experiments;
  • Developing and validating new methodology to achieve technical goals;
  • Training team members in new lab procedures;
  • Protein engineering to enhance desired features;
  • Authoring and presenting reports and presentations;
  • Contributing to generation of IP.

Technical skills


  • Strong core competency in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or precision fermentation
  • Familiarity with microbial physiology, protein structural biology, and/or protein purification
  • Familiarity with interpretation and use of computational biology tools

Personal abilities


  • Enjoy participating in multi-disciplinarily projects and interacting with molecular biologists, bioprocess scientists, process engineers, analytical chemists, and protein scientists to deliver high quality data in support of tackling complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, both independently and as part of a team with shared goals
  • Ability to communicate progress and difficulties with team members
  • Have a desire to execute science experiments at the bench
  • Enjoy troubleshooting, optimizing, and designing workflows


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-awareness, accountability, and willingness to take ownership of outcomes
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Dependability and attention to detail
  • Desire for personal growth
  • Eagerness for learning new skills


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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