Domaine d'activité
Recherche & Développement
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Type de contrat
Permanent Contract
1 to 3 years

Description de l'offre

  • Developing automated/HTP experimental assays, protocols, workflows for HTP genetic engineering unit operations and processes, strain cultivation, HTP biological screenings in whole cell or cell extract formats, sample preparation, and multi-omics analysis 
  • Writing scripts within existing commercial platform-specific software to drive operation of laboratory instruments and robotics applied to biological screenings 
  • Organizing and Supporting the validation and QC'ing of automated biological screening protocols 
  • Operating laboratory automation equipment during the execution of biological screenings 
  • Work with and train walk-in customer users on workflows and best practices 
  • Working with other automation engineers, assay development scientists, metabolic engineering scientists and data scientists to ensure the technical quality  
  • Identifying and leading improvements in group practices and protocols 


  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent, or MSc/BSc with equivalent experience 
  • At least 2-year post-PhD or post-postdoc industry research experience in biotechnology, assay development, or high-throughput screening 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop novel screening assays and optimize conditions to reduce variability 
  • Strong data and statistics background applied to HTP screenings; familiarity with LIMS environments and concepts as well as statistical software packages (MiniTab, SPSS, etc.); ability to script simple data analysis in one the following, Jupyter Notebooks, Matlab/Octave, Python or R is required  
  • EXperience with automation software platforms is a must; Experience with Beckman or Molecular Devices automation software and LIMS environment is highly desirable but not a must 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Experience in project and/or resource management is a plus; additional familiarity with software tools such as Microsoft Project, Smartsheets, or other Lean Management tools is a plus 
  • Enzymology experience is desirable 
  • Familiarity with diverse organisms is a plus 
  • Ability to work in an international team, including good command of spoken and written English, cultural sensitivity, flexibility 

Description de l'entreprise

A key global player in fermentation for more than a century, Lesaffre, with a 2,2 billion euro turnover, and established on all continents, counts 10,700 employees and more than 85 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 10 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.