Job details Research Associate

Posting Period

From January 10, 2022
to April 11, 2022

Country or region

United States

Location

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Business Unit

Corporate Group

Department

Research and Development

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

An asset

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

40 h/wk

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Research Associate

Main Functions

The Research Associate – Lactic Solutions will join a team involved in genetic engineering and evaluation of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) for the production of fuels and will report directly to the Lactic Solutions Project Leader.  The selected individual will apply molecular biology skills to engineer LAB, analyze associated genotypes and phenotypes, conduct lab-scale fermentations as needed to assess phenotypes, and provide documentation of the process and results. The candidate will perform this research in support of company goals and priorities in conjunction with the project leader and other team members, and will assist in solving difficult problems with insight, creativity, and skill.

Research topics include metabolic engineering, heterologous protein expression, classical genetics, directed evolution, and development of strain screens and selections for specific applications.  Tasks associated with this position will include:

  • Designing molecular constructs, cloning, and transformations;
  • Screening assays and enzyme activity;
  • Conducting small scale fermentations;
  • Documenting experimental procedures and results.

Preferred in an ideal candidate:  

Prior experience engineering microorganisms; Experience with bacteria, yeast, or other cell culturing techniques; Experience in small-scale fermentation; Experience with data analysis using Excel, or similar software;  Desire to work as part of a new team in a fast-paced development setting; Ability to complete research and recommend new approaches to solve difficult problems; strong oral and written communication skills

Technical skills

An asset

  • Lab experience with bacteria, yeast, or other cell culturing techniques
  • Experience in cloning, cell transformation, screening or enzyme activity assays, and/or conducting small scale fermentations is desired

Personal abilities

Required

  • Ability to document experimental procedures and results

An asset

  • Ability to work as part of a new team in a fast-paced development setting

General criteria

Required

  • Ability to work in onsite laboratory

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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