Senior Research Associate


Chemistry Services

Job Function

Job Grade

Senior Research Associate

SBU/ Division


Candidate Profile Qualification

M.Sc. (Organic/ MedicinalChemistry)



No. of positions




Scope of the role

Job Roles & Responsibilities

Set-upand execute reactions for synthesis of molecules/ compounds:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and interpret analytical data results and report to supervisor/manager
  • Troubleshoot as appropriate for successful execution with intimation to supervisor
  • 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

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

Ensure skill development of self:

  • 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.