Domaine d'activité
Recherche & Développement
Animal care
Seysses, France
Type de contrat
Permanent Contract
5 to 10 years

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 Phileo R&D Team as R&D Manager – Animal In vitro Digestibility to lead the animal in vitro digestibility and microbiome platform, hosted at « The Farm » Phileo’s Application Center, to promote innovation for animal nutrition and health applications.

Within the Mode of Action Team, you will:

  • Contribute to the definition and the management of the R&D Phileo strategy and research roadmapps in the field of animal nutrition, health, digestibility and microbiome through the development of new competencies and in vitro tools focused on ruminants and monogastric
  • Design and develop innovative products, solutions and services for Phileo by feeding the pipeline of ideas, PoCs and projects (as project manager and/or resources in Phileo projects) in close collaboration with Global Species Managers, Business, Marketing, sales and technical teams.
  • Promote scientific excellence by representing Phileo in key congresses, for customers, KOLs and academics through dedicated presentations and collaborative projects
  • Provide a support to the different Phileo services (R&D, strategy, marketing, technical and sales teams), in the field of digestibility and the microbiome
  • Be responsible for the implementation and development of the platform’s activities and its proper functioning in compliance with the guidelines and budgets
  • Manage the scientific and technical team of the platform and will ensure its organization, development, safety and maintenance of good working conditions


  • Experienced scientist with a PhD in Animal Nutrition and/or Physiology, and/or Microbiology, with a focus on the intestinal microbiome, with > 8-10 years of experience in the field of animal nutrition and health.
  • In-depth knowledge of in vitro tools related to ruminant and monogastric digestibility related to the digestibility of ruminant and monogastric animals, and the taste for developing new innovative tools, as well as a good knowledge of intestinal microbiota
  • Knowledges in molecular biology techniques, sequencing devices and bioinformatic analysis tools, would be an asset
  • 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 skills (Fluent in English & French).

What can Lesaffre offer you:

  • We are a successful family-owned company with long-standing history where people truly matter.
  • We promote a sense of fulfilment with a genuine mission : nourish and protect the planet.
  • A good working atmosphere, in a nice place in the south of France, synergies and teamwork, with the possibility of working remotely.

Description de l'entreprise

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology.
Family group born in northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet.
In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 11 000 people in nearly 80 subsidiaries based in +50 countries.
Lesaffre achieves a turnover of 2.7 billion euros.

In Phileo, as business unit of Lesaffre, we support partners globally, from family farmers to major feed industry players, constantly pursuing improved levels of animal health, welfare and productivity within the context of maximum sustainability. 

We develop tailor-made solutions by mastering microbiota and immunity, based on sound science and trials evidence, helping animal keepers reduce their use of antibiotics to the absolute minimum. Our rich array of proprietary probiotics is designed to address the lifecycle needs of animals across a wide diversity of pets, farm livestock, fish and insects.  
Let’s act with nature for animal care.