Job details Research Scientist

Posting Period

From June 25, 2024
to August 26, 2024

Country or region



Montréal, Québec

Business Unit

Corporate Group


Research and Development

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

4 years

Minimal education level required

Master's Degree


To be determined


Competitive social benefits

Research Scientist

Main Functions

The Strain Improvement Laboratory is seeking a Research Scientist to join our team! We help to meet the diverse commercial needs of the company by improving the industrial properties of yeast, bacterial, and fungal strains. This position reports to the Strain Improvement Lab R&D Manager.

The selected candidate will serve in leading and/or supporting roles for multiple parallel strain development projects, deploying an array of techniques to improve strain properties and meet project objectives. This position involves hands-on laboratory work as well as experimental planning and ownership of project progress.

The main functions of the position are:

  • Development of new microbial strains using a variety of evolution, selection, or engineering strategies in the laboratory
  • Independent design, execution, and analysis of experiments; synthesis of results; organized documentation and management of data
  • Development and validation of new methods to achieve technical goals
  • Dissemination of findings through written reports and oral presentations
  • Literature review and technology scoping associated with R&D project needs
  • Training and supervision of student interns; training of team members in new lab procedures
  • Contribution to a safe, efficient, and collaborative laboratory working environment

Technical skills


  • Hands-on experience with improvement of microbial strains using molecular biology, genetics, and/or evolutionary engineering techniques
  • Depth of knowledge of yeast or bacteria physiology, cellular biology, and/or microbial genetics
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and validate new technical approaches
  • 4+ years’ experience in academic research or an industrial R&D setting

An asset

  • PhD in molecular or cellular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or related field; candidates with a master’s degree with relevant experience, particularly in an industrial setting, will also be considered
  • Hands-on experience with development of high throughput or ultra-high throughput screening assays
  • Expertise in statistical analysis and/or data management
  • Bilingual (English and French), written and spoken

Personal abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Capable of advancing multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to communicate progress, challenges, and potential solutions
  • Eagerness for learning and personal growth


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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