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

Description de l'offre

  • The Biofoundry. Lesaffre is establishing the first industrial Biofoundry in France. It’s gathering an international team of motivated, risk-taking scientists and engineers to merge biology, engineering, automation, and computer science to improve microorganism engineering, screening, and selection for a wide portfolio of industrial biotechnology applications (baking, brewing, bioethanol, flavors and fragrances, food and feed, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals).
  • The Automation team. As a transversal support team, our mission is to automate, integrate and develop solutions to accelerate the innovation.

In the context of a new position, we are looking for a Software Automation Research Scientist. 

Your main mission will be :

  • Take ownership of designing, developing, and maintaining the Biofoundry’s software infrastructure.
  • Develop custom software for robotic workstations and data automation.
  • Develop solutions using our internal development environment and our LIMS APIs.
  • Collaborate with other teams within R&D to interface our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) with others.
  • Troubleshoot software issues, using analytical tools to identify and document defects and participate in root cause analysis.
  • Animate our programming community within the Biofoundry.
  • Conceive innovative software solutions that enable effective laboratory automation, ensuring the Biofoundry runs efficiently and reliably.
  • Participate in the Biofoundry Operational excellence by monitoring and maintaining permanent running services.
  • Help other automation engineers for any embedded software development.


  • Master’s degree in computer science, robotics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in developing and maintaining software infrastructure.
  • Expertise in programming languages such as Python, C++ and SQL (others like JS, VBS or C# are also appreciated).
  • Experience with Git, API developments, user interface design, Jupyter.
  • Experience in software development in both Linux and Windows.
  • Proficiency in databases and statistical analysis software tools.


  • Fluent English is mandatory.
  • Programming languages.
  • Project oriented.
  • Versatility, autonomy, innovative.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work within a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills. 

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.