Job details Research Scientist- Protein Engineering / Protein Expression

Posting Period

From October 28, 2021
to November 30, 2021

Country or region

United States

Location

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Business Unit

Corporate Group

Department

Research and Development

Entry date

To be determined

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

An asset

Minimal education level required

Ph.D.

Work schedule

full time

Salary

To be determined

Research Scientist- Protein Engineering / Protein Expression

Main Functions

Mascoma LLC, part of the Corporate R&D business group within Lallemand, is a recognized leader in advanced bioconversion products for use in the production of fuels and chemicals from biomass sources. Mascoma also applies its cuttingedge synthetic biology, analytical chemistry, and fermentation technologies to develop and deliver innovative products across all markets served by Lallemand. Here a few examples of some of the commercial products that have come out of the Mascoma labs:

  • Sourvisiae® a bioengineered ale yeast strain capable of producing lactic acid in sour-style beer production
  • Transferm® Yield+ a yeast strain engineered to express glucoamylase and reduce glycerol in corn ethanol production
  • FiberFerm a bioengineered yeast capable of fermenting xylose and arabinose in cellulosic fuel production
  • SucraMax® a bioeengineered yeast built to increase yield for the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol recycle fermentation

The Research Scientist will join a team developing new enzymes and proteins that will be expressed and manufactured in yeast and bacterial production systems. This position is based in Lebanon, NH. Responsibilities include:

  • Functions in a multi-disciplinary project team developing new proteins;
  • Develops and validates enzymatic assays for standardizing proteins;
  • Engineers microbes to express proteins for evaluation in applications
  • Applies protein engineering techniques to improve new and existing molecules of interest
  • Organizes and supervises R&D and application work related to projects for development of new proteins
  • Maintains the appropriate data and reports on these results;

Technical skills

Required

  • Hands-on experience in the area of bacteria or yeast research

Other

  • enzymatic assay development, heterologous protein expression in microbial hosts, computational protein design, or directed evolution
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: biochemistry, enzymology, or enzyme engineering

Personal abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and flexibility

Organization

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 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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