Research Executive

TitleResearch Executive.
Job Function
Chemistry & Synthesis Services.
No. of positions
Scope of the role
This position is responsible for independently executing chemical reactions to synthesize required quantities of molecules/ compounds as per client specifications using efficient route and techniques.
Job Roles & Responsibilities
  • Understand the project requirements and deliverables from supervisor/ manager, as specified by the client.
  • Comprehend the reaction protocol and search literature as required.
  • Understand and discuss the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) with supervisor/ team members.
  • Identify and mitigate any potential safety risk with the help of supervisor.
  • Efficiently delegate work and monitor team members for effective planning, execution and delivery.
  • Plan and execute reactions independently with proper reagents and equipment (glassware, stirrers, vacuum pumps etc.) maintaining specified conditions (temperature, pressure etc.), with optimum usage and minimum wastage.
  • Ensure parallel execution of multiple reactions conducted both by self and the team.
  • Monitor progress of the reactions by using standard methods and analytical techniques.
  • Identify and execute appropriate workup and purification technique to produce an intermediate/ final compound of desired quality.
  • Analyze analytical data, comprehend results and identify the issues.
  • Troubleshoot as appropriate for successful execution with intimation to supervisor and guide juniors/team as required.
  • Meet productivity benchmarks on number of reactions/ number of steps/ number of compounds/ quantity/ compound purity/ project timelines.

Ensure safety at work through enforcement of good laboratory practices:
  • Follow safety protocols and guidelines in the labs.
  • Maintenance and usage of equipment/apparatus/instruments as per SOPs.
  • Guide team members/juniors on safety protocols and ensure compliance.

Maintain records, data integrity and IP confidentiality:
  • Document reactions, research findings/ observations accurately in lab note books as per client requirements/ LNB SOP to ensure data integrity.
  • Maintain strict IP Confidentiality and adhere to all related policies.
  • Compile required experimental data to prepare final reports.
  • Prepare weekly/ monthly/ final reports as required.
  • Identify and report non-compliance of guidelines updated by junior team members.

Ensure skill development of self and team:
  • Improve knowledge of organic chemistry (particularly synthesis)/ Analytical techniques etc. through one on one discussions with supervisor/ regular classroom trainings/ project trainings/ further educational programs etc.
  • Guiding a team of chemists to meet productivity/ quality targets.
  • Train & develop team members, regularly monitor their performance.
Candidate Profile QualificationM.Sc. (Organic Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry) with 4+ years experience / Ph.D. with 0-4 years experience.
Experience & Requirement
  • Hardcore R & D experience of 4+ years, candidates with experience in impurities synthesis & CRAMS will be preferred.
  • Ability to lead a group of 5-6 members.
  • Day-to-day management of all laboratory activities.
  • Familiarity with calculating project cost and giving quotations.
  • High level of proficiency in Literature survey/ route selection/problem solving/designing novel synthetic routes.
  • Possessing good communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound knowledge of structural elucidation and interpretation using analytical techniques such as NMR, IR, HPLC, GC, mass spectroscopy, UV spectroscopy, etc.