Job area
Research & Development
Human care
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Contract type
Internship - Stage

Job description

The objective of this internship will be to conduct a competitive science analysis on the substantiation of probiotics efficacy for applications dedicated to Human care. The panorama of covered applications and the associated level of substantiation will be utilized as a tool to support strategic recommendations to Market managers for the development of current and future probiotics range of Gnosis by Lesaffre.

You will join the Substantiation & Application team within the R&A department of Gnosis by Lesaffre, the Business Unit of Lesaffre dedicated to Human Care.

Starting date : As soon as possible

Main missions :

You will be in charge of:

·       Mapping the current probiotic offer and market positioning in connection with Market Managers

·       Retrieving and organizing scientific literature available for each probiotic strain

·       Assessing the substantiation level on each probiotic strain and for each targeted indication

·       Delivering a competitive science analysis of probiotic offer from main stakeholders

·       Analyzing Gnosis by Lesaffre probiotic offer within the competitive landscape

·       Inferring strategic recommendations for probiotic portfolio development


Education : Final year of Life sciences engineering school or Master’s degree with Human health specialization.

Knowledge : Life sciences ; nutrition and probiotics ; preclinical and clinical study methodologies

Technical skills : literature searches and analyses ; ability to summarize information ; English spoken and written mandatory

Behavioral skills : rigor, critical and analytical mind, systematic thinking, curiosity, open-minded, team spirit and cooperative

Company description

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.

Gnosis by Lesaffre is the Business Unit of Lesaffre dedicated to Human Care. 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.