Human care
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Contract type
Permanent Contract
3 to 5 years

Job description

In this context, Gnosis by Lesaffre is recruiting a Formulations & Applications Scientist & Project Manager to join its Research and Application department. You will report directly to the Formulations & Applications Team Manager.

Main missions :
Within Gnosis by Lesaffre, the Formulations & Applications Scientist is in charge of:
•    MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS, being accountable for a whole project or a project technical work package
•    MANAGEMENT OF STABİLİTY STUDIES including design, organization, launch, monitoring and analysis of stability studies and delivery of stability studies reference documents for customers, regulatory department, or internal use
•    PREFORMULATİON by acquiring technical knowledge on the intrinsic characteristics of our existing ingredients and products in development
•    GALENİC & FOOD FORMULATİON: Formulation at lab scale of galenic solid forms and functional food, coordination of subcontracting pilot or industrial trials, identification and qualification of CMOs to manufacture finished products with our ingredients
•    TECHNİCAL SUPPORT to customers and prospects through sales or Market manager or Quality request and to factories through Quality control or Quality Management. Deliver analytical work, pieces of advice, technical opinions, technical documentations, or reviews
•    LABORATORY DAILY LIFE: Active participation to operational procedures & safety procedure writing, follow-up, calibrations, development of analytical methods. Responsible for pieces of equipment and corresponding users training. Involved in CAPEX purchase procedure. Supervision of good management of consumable stocks, respect of safety procedure and Sanitary Master Plan


– Education: Master’s degree in Engineering biology, Biotechnology or Agri-food sciences
– 3 to 5 years’ experience in:

  • Pre-formulation and formulation work in food ingredient or industrial ingredient from bio-sources.
  • Galenic or food supplement formulation.
  • Functional food formulation.
  • And Project management.    

– Knowledge: 

  • Galenic formulation of food supplements or pharmaceutical ingredients and Food formulation. 
  • Science of the particles, water behavior (hygroscopicity, and Aw)
  • Physico-chemical and microbiological analysis in pharma, food supplements. 
  • Fundamentals on industrial fermentation processes (fermentation, blending, stabilizing)
  • Good notions of gut science and probiotics    

– Technical Skills:

  • Pharmacotechnicson pre-formulation & formulation for physico-chemistry and microbiology
  • Project management 
  • Synthesis of scientific results & assays
  • Oral and written expression in English for reporting and presenting    

– Behavioral Skills:    

  • Rigor & Serious
  • Organization & presentation skills
  • Curious / Open-minded / Flexible
  • Team spirit & cooperative 
  • Technical Leadership & proactivity
  • Patience / Resilience    

Full-time position

Company description

For over 30 years, Lesaffre has been involved in Human Health & Nutrition as part of its ambition to Better Nourish and Protect the Planet. In November 2018, Lesaffre acquired Gnosis Advanced Biotech and officially combined it with Lesaffre Human Care to form a new Business Unit named Gnosis by Lesaffre. In May 2021, Lesaffre acquired NattoPharma to continue to strengthen its Human Health & Nutrition business.
At Gnosis by Lesaffre, we are committed to cultivating and to delivering nutritional actives, probiotics, and nutritional and functional yeasts that benefit human health and wellbeing, thanks to the power of microorganisms and biotransformation processes like fermentation. Put differently, we explore life to improve living. 

Our vision: At Gnosis by Lesaffre, we strive for a world that moves better, digests better, ages better, feels better, and, ultimately, lives better thanks to microorganisms and biotransformation.

Lesaffre – Working together to better nourish and protect the planet