Job details Research Scientist

Posting Period

From February 15, 2021
to April 12, 2021

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

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required



Based on experience

Research Scientist

Main Functions

The Research Scientist will work in a multidisciplinary project team for developing new enzymes and will functionally report to the Research Director baking ingredients. Key activities for this position include:

  • Functions as the main enzyme expert (biochemist) in a multi-disciplinary project team developing new enzymes;
  • Develops and validates enzymatic assays for standardizing (existing and newly developed) enzymes;
  • Organizes and supervises R&D and application work (baking tests) related to projects for development of new enzymes and ingredients;
  • Maintains the appropriate data and reports on these results;
  • Sets R&D long-term priorities in consultation with management, contributes to new product development from concept generation to lab testing and manages selected projects of the R&D (innovation) program;
  • Give technical presentations both internally and externally (customers) and represents Lallemand at scientific conferences and trade shows as appropriate;
  • Functions as technical liaison with several Lallemand entities;
  • Become technical expert in baking science & technology, remain up to date on new technologies and developments, review and monitor patent (applications) in the field of baking and baking enzymes;
  • Contributes to miscellaneous projects as assigned.

Technical skills


  • Bilingual (French ans English)
  • Scientific reporting and relevant computer skills
  • PhD in (bio)chemistry, microbiology or food science with research background

An asset

  • 2-5 years work experience in enzymes

Personal abilities


  • Teamwork
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and French


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 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.

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