Job details Research Associate

Posting Period

From November 10, 2021
to December 18, 2021

Country or region



Montréal, Québec

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


Based on experience


Competitive social benefits

Research Associate

Main Functions

The Research Associate will join a process & product development team and work in the domain of industrial microbiology and biotechnology, the cornerstone of the Lallemand different businesses.  The selected candidate will report to the Senior R&D Manager, Lallemand Corporate R&D.  Key responsibilities include: supervise day to day operations in process (fermentation) lab, manage R&D projects by planning, organizing and executing experiments related to yeast fermentation and processing, optimization and scale-up, analyze and report results in written and oral format, support technical transfer and process scale-up to commercial scale with occasional travel to production sites or other relevant sites. The Research Associate will work in a dynamic team that requires efficient interactions and communication. Specific tasks associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, conduct and coordinate various R&D activities
  • Plan and conduct/supervise fermentation and other project activities in the process lab
  • Train and supervise trainees and ensure the accuracy of the experiments
  • Analyze and report fermentation/experiment results in written format weekly
  • Write monthly R&D reports and other reports regularly
  • Conduct a variety of lab QC analyses and technical procedures when required
  • Develop technical protocols and prepare standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensure the supplies of chemicals and other materials for the projects in the lab
  • Ensure that the fermenters and related equipment are in good working order
  • Ensure clean and safe environment in the lab
  • Participate in the trouble shootings in the plant and the transfer of R&D results to the plant


Technical skills


  • BSc or MSc degree in Fermentation Technology, Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology Biotechnology or relevant discipline with 1-5 years related experience
  • Working knowledge of fermenter operations and fermentation processes
  • Good skill in technical report writing
  • Relevant computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Minitab, Programming, etc)

An asset

  • Experience in yeast fermentation and processing
  • Mechanical aptitude and trouble-shooting skills
  • Bilingual (English & French)

Personal abilities


  • Multitasking unafraid of challenges
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness to learn and good work ethics
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Diligent and persistence
  • Collaboration and teamwork


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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