Job details Research Associate – Analytical

Posting Period

From March 10, 2021
to July 30, 2021

Country or region

United States


Lebanon, New Hampshire

Business Unit

Corporate Group


Research and Development

Entry date

To be determined

Job Status

Permanent - Part time

Minimal required work experience

An asset

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

Monday to Friday, 40 h/wk


Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Research Associate – Analytical

Main Functions

The Research Associate works within a cross-functional team that is involved in analyzing substrates and organisms for the production of yeast and bacteria for the beverage, biofuel, and chemical industries. Activities for this position might include: analyzing samples by HPLC, GC, mass spectrometry, or other analytical methods; assisting with the development of methodology; data interpretation and reporting; interacting with various groups within and outside of Mascoma. This position reports to a Research Scientist.

Tasks associated with this position will include:

  • Perform routine analysis of substrates, fermentations and metabolites;
  • Assist with troubleshooting and repairing equipment malfunctions;
  • Provide high quality data on a timely basis. Troubleshoot methods and data as required by other R&D researchers;
  • Learn new analytical methods utilizing HPLC, GC and GC-MS and LC-MS and apply these methods to answer complex biological questions;
  • Perform amino acid analysis, elemental analysis, extractions and characterization of samples submitted by Lallemand employees world-wide;
  • Help develop new methodologies to answer technical questions that arise from within the Research and Development organization;
  • Interest in learning and characterizing samples with various OMICs pipelines for proteomic, metabolomics, lipidomics and glycomics.

Technical skills


  • Experience with various analytical equipment and techniques
  • Excellent organization and record keeping

Personal abilities


  • Troubleshooting to deal with technical challenges
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work on diverse projects
  • Perform this research as part of a multi-disciplinary team solving difficult problems with insight, creativity, and skill

General criteria


  • Must be able to work in the United States


Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company, founded at the end of the 19th century, specializing in the development, production and marketing of yeasts and bacteria. The company is comprised of 11 major business units, each focused on specific applications of yeast and bacteria, with activities throughout worldwide. Administrative offices for the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4500 people working across 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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