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

Job description

Within the Center of Excellence Down Stream Process Design belonging to the Lesaffre Institute of Science & Technology, and directly attached to the Drying Process Team Manager, you are in charge of developing process of preservation of micro-organisms and compounds of interest along with the Drying Process Team (8 persons). You will be in charge of the implementation and commissioning of a drying equipment, and the study and optimisation of process parameters.

As a Scientist, your responsibilities are:

  • To implement and ensure the use of the equipment by defining optimized process parameters.
  • To realize an impact study on a process involving emulsions
  • To support team activities related to the preservation and design of products implying drying process, and formulation.


Required qualifications:

  • Master or engineering degree in process engineering, drying process, applied chemistry or food/chemical engineer
  • A first experience in drying process and characterization of dry products/powder and emulsions would be appreciated.
  • Fluent in English
  • Design of experiments
  • Technical skills on:
    • Drying process (fluidized bed drying)
    • Characterization of dry products, powders and emulsions
    • Formulation

Your personality:

You are :

  • Agile, collaborative, with a Team Player spirit.
  • Open-minded
  • Result oriented, rigorous, organized.
  • Technical and scientific curiosity
  • Good communication, reporting and writing skills.

Company description

A key global player in fermentation for more than a century, Lesaffre, with a 2,7 billion euro turnover, and established on all continents, counts 11,000 employees and more than 96 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 9 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.