Domaine d'activité
Recherche & Développement
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Type de contrat
Permanent Contract

Description de l'offre

Along the years we built a solid reputation with breakthrough research and intellectual property to develop microorganism-based solutions for nutrition and health.  You will integrate the Nutrition Microbiota and Heath Center of Excellence to strengthen our Biotic research program with a primary focus microbiome-based solutions for nutrition and health applications.

You will:

  • Design and lead discovery activities in microbiome research at Lesaffre in close collaboration with Microbiome R&D program coordinator and Innovation Leaders from Lesaffre Business units.
  • Analyze multi-omic data from samples ranging from preclinical to clinical studies to generate high-quality reports on-time.
  • Implement key methods and procedures with precise database and electronic laboratory notebook maintenance.
  • Interface with the data scientists of the institute to leverage and develop Lesaffre data analysis capabilities, machine learning tools and informatic systems.
  • Lead ideation and experimental execution to identify microorganisms or related-bioactives for human, animal or plant care applications.
  • Identify white space and patent opportunities.
  • Attend and present results in key congresses.


  • Experienced scientist with PhD and > 3-5 years prior experience in a microbiome research laboratory (microbial ecology, soil science, plant pathology or animal or human digestive sciences preferred). You have track-record knowledge of molecular biology techniques, sequencing devices and bioinformatic analysis tools. Solid computational skills and a deep understanding of NGS data and its analysis are required. Coding skills is an asset and previous experience on environment, soil or human skin microbiome is a plus.
  • Critical and analytical thinking are required for translational research around host and microbe interactions, holobionts and applications around the one-health concept.
  • High collaborative attitude to develop intra and inter-departmental activities or work in cross-functional team to promote microbiome-based solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill (English + French).

Description de l'entreprise

A key global player in fermentation for more than a century, Lesaffre, with a 2,7 billion euro turnover, and established on all continents, counts 11,000 employees and more than 96 nationalities. On the strength of this experience and diversity, we work with customers, partners and researchers to find ever more relevant answers to the needs of food, health, naturalness and respect for our environment. Thus, every day, we explore and reveal the infinite potential of microorganisms.

To nourish 9 billion people, in a healthy way, in 2050 by making the most of our planet’s resources is a major and unprecedented issue. We believe that fermentation is one of the most promising answers to this challenge.

Lesaffre – Working together to better nourish and protect the planet.