Job details Research Associate- Synthetic Biology / Microbial Engineering

Posting Period

From March 18, 2021
to July 31, 2021

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

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week


Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Research Associate- Synthetic Biology / Microbial Engineering

Main Functions

The Research Associate will join a team improving synthetic biology systems as well as developing novel yeast and bacteria-derived products for use across Lallemand’s business units.   Some of the key activities for this team include testing and optimization of synthetic biology techniques for a range of microbes, genetic and metabolic engineering, heterologous protein expression, protein engineering and purification.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Design, implementation, analysis and reporting of experiments;
  • Developing and validating new methodology to achieve technical goals;
  • Genetic engineering of yeast and bacteria;
  • Lab-scale growth and enzyme assays;
  • Authoring reports and presentations;
  • Training less experienced team members to perform various lab procedures.

Technical skills


  • Demonstrated experience generating high quality data, and managing to a timeline
  • Good troubleshooting skills to deal with technical problems
  • Working knowledge of genetics, gene regulation, and genetic engineering
  • Strong core competency in molecular / synthetic biology
  • M.S. or B.S. /B.A. with 2+ years of experience in biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related field

An asset

  • 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
  • Hands-on experience in the area of bacteria or yeast research
  • Varied educational and lab experiences enabling the development of new approaches
  • Experience with the Geneious and Benchling platforms

Personal abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced biotech industry setting
  • Ability to work on multiple and simultaneous projects as part of multi-disciplinary team


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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