Job area
Research & Development
Human care
Desio, Italy
Contract type
Fix term contract

Job description

We are looking for a Synthesis laboratory Scientist within the RnA (Research and Application) department.

You will be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team, therefore good interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to be organized, react promptly and meet deadlines when under pressure.

This is a rare opportunity to gain a role in an ambitious, growing leading edge company with a global reputation where the atmosphere is professional and friendly, further qualifications and training are actively encouraged in a highly innovative team environment.

As a Scientist in our Synthesis Team, your daily job will include activities such as:

  • Collaborating in development or improvement of new process methods for the achievement of synthetic/semisynthetic active principles and impurities or preformulates in nutraceutical or pharmaceutical field.
  • Collaborating in development, verification or improvement of purification methods of synthetic, semisynthetic or biosynthetic products, including preparative chromatographic methods
  • Collaborating in defining the specifications of existing or new active ingredients intended for the nutritional or pharmaceutical industry
  • Performing and executing laboratory and Kilolab scale activities aimed at process development and troubleshooting
  • Support for scale-up of processes developed in the laboratory
  • Perform in process analysis according to the most common analytical techniques/instruments (HPLC, IR, UV, DSC)
  • Search and review of the scientific and patent literature
  • Activities of collecting, reviewing and managing analytical data related to the search, drafting of research reports and scientific presentation.
  • Collaborating in reference standard materials management (production, characterization, store and distribution)
  • Managing equipment logbooks, maintenance of the laboratory equipment
  • Management of safety records, hazardous disposal and laboratory reagents warehousing


  • Master degree in medicinal chemistry (CTF) or industrial Biotechnology or chemistry
  • Previous experience in research laboratories dealing with synthetic, semisynthetic, biosynthetic processes in the chemical/pharmaceutical, nutraceutical or biotech industry.
  • Basic competencies and practical experience of the main analytical techniques/instruments (HPLC, GC, KF, IR, UV, LC-MS, NMR…)
  • Basic competencies of purification techniques (Solid/liquid and liquid/liquid separation, preparative chromatography, flash chromatography, crystallization, distillation, lyophilization, etc..)
  • Experience in scientific literature search and review

Company description

For the GNOSIS BY LESAFFRE Business Unit

For over 30 years, Lesaffre has been involved in Human Health & Nutrition as part of its ambition to Better Nourish and Protect the Planet. In November 2018, Lesaffre acquired Gnosis Advanced Biotech and officially combined it with Lesaffre Human Care to form a new Business Unit named Gnosis by Lesaffre.

At Gnosis by Lesaffre, we are committed to cultivating and to delivering nutritional actives, probiotics, and nutritional and functional yeasts that benefit human health and wellbeing, thanks to the power of microorganisms and biotransformation processes like fermentation. Put differently, we explore life to improve living.

Our vision: At Gnosis by Lesaffre, we strive for a world that moves better, digests better, ages better, feels better, and, ultimately, lives better thanks to microorganisms and biotransformation.