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Process R&D-Senior Principle Investigator/Lead Investigator | Syngene International | Bengaluru


Incorporated in 1993, Syngene International Ltd. is an innovation-focused global discovery, development, and manufacturing organization providing integrated scientific services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutrition, animal health, consumer goods, and specialty chemical industries around the world.

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Syngene’ s clientele includes world leaders such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Baxter, Amgen, GSK, Merck KGaA, and Herbalife. Its innovative culture is driven by the passion of its 4240- strong team of scientists who work with clients from around the world to solve their scientific problems, improve R&D productivity, speed up time to market and lower the cost of innovation.

Position: Process R&D–Senior Principle Investigator / Lead Investigator

Department: Chemical Development

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Job Description:

Job Purpose:

To develop a safe and scalable process for late phase APIs in FFS business model. Also responsible for technology transfer to either Syngene or a third-party manufacturing plant as required by the customer

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a team of 10 scientists including Ph.D. level team leads.
  • Provide scientific and operational leadership, drive project progression, manage resources, and infrastructure requirements.


  • Nurture creative and innovative solutions to technical problems backed by a sound understanding of fundamental scientific principles in the team.


  • Develop chemical processes that are inherently safe and scalable.


  • Set and maintain high safety standards in the work environment.


  • Monitor progress in strategic initiatives such as automation in PRD work, IPC analyses by PRD chemists, and other best scientific practices.


  • Ensure productivity and quality (of development work) as per Syngene standards and customer requirements.


  • Lead late-phase development programs with minimum guidance from customers.


  • Track the health of customer collaboration and make course corrections as appropriate.


  • Participate and lead strategic initiatives as appropriate in the Chemical Development BU.

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Experience in the fields of custom synthesis, pharmaceuticals, Intermediates and Process R&D, particularly in late-phase development. Global exposure is preferred.


  • Fundamental synthetic organic chemistry knowledge with an ability to propose synthetic routes rapidly that is safe and scalable.


  • Fundamental process research knowledge including route scouting and evaluation.


  • Process optimization and development skills at par with customer/global standards for late-phase targets.


  • Basic knowledge in process engineering, particularly in unit operations.


  • Process Safety
    • Regulatory aspects pertaining to late phase development.
    • Strong analytical skills to derive trends, conclusions, and paths forward, out of a large set of data.
    • Logical thinking and attention to detail.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Operational Excellence
    • People Management

Behavioral Skills:

  • Should have the capability to work in a team and the ability to handle demonstrate a good team spirit.
  • While possessing a good ability to follow instructions should also demonstrate innovation in his/her approach, good communication skills.
  • Should be proactive while working on allotted responsibility.

Qualification: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. from premier institutes in India or abroad, with post-doctoral experience in US/EU/Japan.

Experience: Over 9-12 years of Industrial experience in the fields of custom synthesis, pharmaceuticals, Intermediates and Process R&D, particularly in late phase development.  Global exposure is preferred

Salary: Negotiable

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