Research Associate - Strain Development and Bioprocess

Lebanon, NH

Posting PeriodFrom May 22, 2024 to July 03, 2024

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 0 to 1 year

Minimal education level required Bachelor's Degree

Salary Based on experience

Benefits Competitive social benefits

Research Associate - Strain Development and Bioprocess

Main Functions

The Research Associate will join a team involved in genetically engineering yeast for the production of value-added molecules and will report to a research scientist. The selected individual will apply molecular biology, biochemistry, and fermentation science skills to engineer yeast, evaluate associated genotypes and phenotypes, as well as provide documentation of the process and results. The candidate will perform this research in support of company goals and priorities in conjunction with their manager and other team members and will assist in solving research problems.

Research topics include heterologous protein expression and characterization, classical genetics, fermentation, and method development of relevant screens and selections for specific applications.

Tasks associated with this position also include:

  • Designing molecular constructs, cloning, and transformations;
  • Carrying out strain screening and molecule activity assays;
  • Small scale fermentations;
  • Documenting experimental procedures and results.

Technical skills


  • Experience with yeast, bacteria, or other cell culture of model organisms
  • Ability to perform standard molecular biology techniques (such as PCR and sterile techniques)
  • Experience with independent data analysis (e.g., Excel or similar software)

Personal abilities


  • Strong troubleshooting skills for solving technical problems
  • Strong sense of initiative and eagerness for learning new skills
  • Dependability and attention to details
  • Strong organizational and time management skills


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 5,000 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.

Graduates / Entry Level
North America

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