Job details Applied Research Scientist

Posting Period

From October 01, 2021
to November 01, 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

Master's Degree

Work schedule

37.5 hours per week


Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Applied Research Scientist

Main Functions

The Applied Research Scientist will join the Lallemand Bio-Ingredients Biotech R&D team working to conduct research on the impact of yeast and yeast extracts in Biotech applications, namely microbial fermentation. The scientist works with significant autonomy to manage R&D projects according to a given procedure, from literature study, design and execution of experiments to  reporting experimental results in reports and to key stakeholders. In close collaboration with the technical, sales, marketing and management team members, the Applied Research Scientist also generates ideas on new commercial products and relevant research topics. The Applied Research Scientist also provides technical support to the sales and marketing team by contributing to the preparation of presentations for new product, presenting in seminars or webinars, and participating in technical meeting with clients. The Research Assistant supervises student in labs related to Biotech projects. Furthermore, the Applied Research Scientist supports in a variety of administrative and non-administrative tasks which may include preparing resources, equipment, materials for the research, in support of the research activities. The Applied Research Scientist works as part of a larger laboratory team reporting to the Process R&D Manager.


Specific tasks associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, execute, analyze, and report experiments according to defined objectives and milestones.
  • Specifically, the experiments include microbial fermentations in flask or bio-reactor scale, and development of assays.
  • Literature research pertaining to the projects.
  • Writing R&D reports.
  • Management of R&D projects and communication with stakeholders.
  • Collaboration with Lallemand R&D groups and/or external laboratories
  • Make presentations to the Biotech team and/or external collaborators
  • Train and supervise trainees and ensure the accuracy of the experiments.
  • Ensure a clean and safe environment in the lab.

Technical skills


  • Relevant computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams etc).
  • Experience in R&D project management.
  • 3 years of experience in a relevant field
  • MSc or PhD degree in Food Science, Biochemical engineering, Biotechnology, Microbiology or other relevant degree.
  • Knowledge of microorganisms manufacturing (Yeast, Bacillus, Lactic acid Bacteria, probiotics in general…)

An asset

  • Bilingual (English & French) with good skill in technical report writing.

Personal abilities


  • Autonomy and initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and precision in planning and execution of work
  • Adaptability to a fast-paced and team-oriented work environment

General criteria


  • Ready to travel occasionally (less than 10%) to participate to seminars, scientific conferences or visit collaborators
  • Candidate must be legally authorized to work in Canada.


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 4,500 people working in 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.

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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