Job area
Research & Development
Loos, France
Contract type
Fix term contract
1 to 3 years

Job description

Within the R&I division of Lesaffre International, you will be a part of the Discovery Analytics team.

You will contribute to different on-going projects through NMR metabolomics and natural products discovery.

Key responsibilities

Analysis of microbial products and fermentation matrices by NMR metabolomics (sample preparation, data analysis).

Development of NMR metabolomics strategies to serve on-going projects.

Keep up to date on the latest developments in metabolomics and related areas through academic papers, journals and textbooks.

Set-up or adapt bioassays to assess biological activities of interest for Lesaffre.

Apply the defined workflow for identification of active compounds (extraction, fractionation…).

Run operational activities of the lab (maintenance of equipment, ordering of consumables…).


PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or Medicinal Chemistry

At least 1 year demonstrated experience in NMR metabolomics or NMR analysis of small molecules

Hands-on experience with HPLC and/or bioassay setup will be considered a plus

Experience in laboratory organization & maintenance

You have a passion for Research & Innovation and interest in metabolomics approaches. You are curious, organized, rigorous and demonstrate result focus

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.

Lesaffre – Working together to better nourish and protect the planet