Domaine d'activité
Recherche & Développement
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Type de contrat
Fix term contract
3 to 5 years

Description de l'offre

Our Mission: Build and operate the first integrated industrial biofoundry in France to deliver to Lesaffre’s Mission of Working together to better nourish and protect the planet

Our Scope: We engineer, screen, select yeast and bacteria for industrial biotechnology applications including baking, brewing, bioethanol, flavors and fragrances, nutraceuticals, food and feed, pharmaceuticals

As part of a replacement of maternity leave ( replacement of 8 months), your mission:


·         Design high-throughput experiments that leverage a biofoundry approach

·         Support organism engineering at Lesaffre both in GMO and non-GMO areas with technical expertise in yeast genetics and synthetic biology

·         Collaborate with stakeholders, create next-generation synthetic biology tools — e.g. algorithms, data structures, predictive models, software pipelines, or experimental protocols to improve organism engineering at Lesaffre

·         Independently troubleshoot technically complex problems, and propose solutions or experimental plans to resolve or correct for them

·         Maintain high-quality documentation of your work and discoveries, in the forms of written reports, technical presentations, electronic lab notebooks, internal database records, code comments, and software documentation


·         PhD or equivalent experience in genetics, genomics, systems biology, biochemistry, computational biology, quantitative biology, or another relevant field. Interdisciplinary work is strongly encouraged

·         4+ years of post-PhD professional experience engineering yeasts. Additional organisms are a bonus, but not required

·         Facility with programming in at least one language (Python preferred). Experience with best practices for collaborative software development (version control systems, test-driven development, good documentation habits) are strongly preferred

·         First-hand technical experience in at least two of the following areas: bioinformatics; sequence analysis; NGS analysis; synthetic biology; metabolic engineering

·         Demonstrated ability to meet the demands of multiple concurrent projects

·         Strong curiosity of, and comfort working in, areas of biology previously unknown to you and, at times, your peers

Description de l'entreprise

Acteur mondial de référence dans le domaine des levures et de la fermentation, Lesaffre conçoit, produit et apporte des solutions innovantes pour la panification, le goût & plaisir alimentaire, le bien-être & la santé et la biotechnologie.

Groupe familial, né dans le Nord de la France en 1853, aujourd’hui multi-local et pluriculturel, Lesaffre s’engage à entreprendre avec confiance pour mieux nourrir et protéger la planète.

Proche de ses clients et de ses partenaires, Lesaffre emploie 10 500 collaborateurs répartis dans près de 80 filiales implantées dans 50 pays.

Lesaffre réalise un chiffre d’affaires de 2 milliards d’euros.