Job area
Research & Development
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Contract type
Fix term contract
1 to 3 years

Job description

You will integrate Research & Development direction, as a member of R&D Analytics, in a multidisciplinary environment. During this mission you will be in charge of analytical developments in gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS), under the responsibility of a R&D team manager. Your mission will be mainly focused on the development of untargeted/targeted methods, more specifically on organoleptically active molecules, on products from Lesaffre portfolio.

Your mission?

ü  Development of analytical methods for GCMS/GC-FID/GC-PFPD analyses, based on SPME/DHS/SBSE methodologies.

ü  Development and standardization of methods for biological samples preparation

ü  Development of untargeted approaches (volatile profiles), to be adjusted to projects.

ü  Development of tools for data management for statistical analysis.



You hold a PhD in analytical chemistry, and more precisely in Gas Chromatography coupled Mass Spectrometry. You already worked on food samples or complex matrices, with targeted &/or untargeted methodologies (volatile profiles). You have a knowledge of multivariate analysis statistical tools.

You speak French &/or English.


-Strong background in GC-MS is mandatory.

-Background in untargeted analysis is highly requested, as skills in data mining.

-You already used sample preparation such as SPME, and ideally DHS or SBSE.

-You have knowledge in AEDA strategies and are familiar with identification of organoleptically active molecules in food.

-Optionally, you have background in GCxGC-MS &/or a good knowledge in statistical analysis.

-Knowledge of Agilent/LECO software would be a real plus, as knowledge of R language.

Behavior skills:

You like challenges. You can manage projects, with autonomy and respect of time delivery. You are open-minded and curious. You can work in a team mode and in interaction with colleagues from other technical backgrounds.

Company description

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.