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Job Opportunities

Syngene International Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Biocon, has established a new research facility in Bangalore in collaboration with global Pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). We are looking for expertise in the following areas to be part of integrated drug discovery and development teams in several therapeutic areas.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to : bbrc@syngeneintl.com
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Senior Scientist-Veterinary Immunology/Oncology (Code: VVI029)
Scientist/Sr. Scientist - Pharmacology/ Toxicology (Code: VPT030)
Scientist/Sr. Scientist -Pharmacology/Pathology/Microbiology (Code: VPPM031)
Sr. Scientific Manager/Chief Scientific Manager-Discovery-Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (MAP) (Code: BMB027)
Sr. Scientific Manager/Chief Scientific Manager-Discovery-Bioanalytical Research and Biotransformation (Code: BMB028)
Associate Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager–Organic/ Medicinal Chemistry (Code - COM001)
ASM/SM - Process R&D (Code - CPD002)
Scientist/Sr. Scientist- Process R&D (Code - CPD003)
Scientist - Process R&D (Code - CPD004)
ASM/Scientific Manager/ Sr. Scientific Manager - Analytical R&D (Code - CAD005)
Scientist - In Vivo Biology (Code - BVB006)
ASM/ Scientific Manager - In Vivo Biology (Code - BVB007)
Senior Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager for Metabolic Disorder and Neuroscience groups In Vivo Pharmacology/Biology (Code - BVB008)
Assistant Veterinary Scientist I (Code - VAV009)
Assistant Veterinary Scientist I (Code - VAV010)
Staff Veterinarian (Code - VSV011)
Assistant VS Technician (Code - VAT012)
VS Technician (Code - VVT013)
Scientist / Technician MAP In vivo (Code - VMV014)
Scientist / Rodent Surgeon MAP In vivo (Code - VMV015)
Sr.Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager – In-vitro Assay Development & Screening (Lead Evaluation) (Code - BAB016)
Scientist/ Sr. Scientist – In-vitro Assay Development & Screening (Lead Evaluation) (Code - BAB017)
Asso. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager – Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Biotransformation (Code - BMB018)
Asso. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager - Bio-analytical Research Code - BBA019)
Scientist - Protein Biochemistry (Code - BAB020)
Scientist/ Sr. Scientist – Biopharmaceutics (Code - BBP021)
Assoc. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager - Biopharmaceutics (Code - BBP022)
Human Resources -Learning & Development (Code - SHR023)
Senior Executive – Supply Chain and Inventory Management (Code - SSC024)
Deputy Manager/ Manager – Application support (Code - IAS025)
Sr Executive/ Dy. Manager – Environment, Health & Safety (Code - SEHS026)
 
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Senior Scientist-Veterinary Immunology/Oncology (Code: VVI029)

Position: Senior Scientist-Veterinary Immunology/Oncology (Code: VVI029)
Qualification: PhD in Immunology
Experience: 0-1 year
Location: Bangalore

Role :

  • Responsibilities of the selected candidate will include routine immunohistochemical staining of tissues using manual and automated procedures.
  • The candidate will also be responsible for troubleshooting of procedural and technical problems in IHC techniques.
Skill Set: The candidate must possess a strong background in the theory and practice of immunohistochmistry. He/she must have hands on experience on manual and automated procedures of immunohistochmistry. Candidate must have expertise in various tissue fixation methods, different methods of antigen retrieving systems, antibody preparation and titration. The ability to perform various snap frozen techniques and handling of conventional and cryomicrotomes must be required.

The incumbent must be able to troubleshoot procedural and technical problems in IHC techniques, maintenance of histology instruments, reagents and possess good documentation practices. Good verbal and written communication skills and a desire to work in a collaborative team environment are required.


Scientist/Sr. Scientist - Pharmacology/ Toxicology (Code: VPT030)

Position: Scientist/Sr. Scientist - Pharmacology/ Toxicology (Code: VPT030)
Qualification: M.V.Sc (Pharmacology/Toxicology) 
Experience: 2- 4 years of relevant industrial (Pharma/Biotech) experience in design and conduct of discovery toxicity studies.
Location: Bangalore

Role :

  • Perform daily health assessment, diagnostic evaluation and clinical care to the immunocompromised animals.
  • Ensure compliance of all animal ethical practices at all times as per various requirements like CPCSEA and AAALAC.
  • To provide assistance during experimentation including preparation of lab for experiments, administration of general anesthesia and post-experimentation care.
  • Clear understanding of laboratory animal handling and provide support on technical procedures for investigative staff as required.  
  • Excellent communication and sufficient software skills

Scientist/Sr. Scientist -Pharmacology/Pathology/Microbiology (Code: VPPM031)

Position: Scientist/Sr. Scientist - Pharmacology/ Toxicology (Code: VPT030)
Qualification: : M.V.Sc. (Pharmacology/Pathology/Microbiology) 
Experience: Experience (2-4 years) in working with immunocompromised mice (nude mice).
Location: Bangalore

Role :

  • The incumbent is expected to design and conduct the discovery toxicity studies.
  • Expertise in handling, dosing (various routes), clinical signs and bio-sample collection techniques.
  • Capable of developing in vitro/ in vivo predictive models in toxicology.
  • Risk assessment of new chemical entities. Statistics and Data analysis
  • Strong theoretical knowledge in toxicology and allied subjects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Sr. Scientific Manager/Chief Scientific Manager - Discovery - Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (MAP) (Code: BMB027)

Position: Sr. Scientific Manager/Chief Scientific Manager-Discovery-Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics(MAP) (Code: BMB027)
Qualification: PhD in pharmaceutical sciences (e.g. pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism) or any related discipline.
Experience: Minimum of 7 years of professional (industry) experience.
Location: Bangalore

Role :

  • The major responsibility of the selected candidate will be to lead the Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics group, focused on nonclinical pharmacokinetic and metabolism of new chemical entities, in support of various drug discovery programs.
  • He/she will represent the department at all discovery working group meetings, suggest and implement strategies and tactics to address PK/PD/ADME related issues and ultimately enable program decision-making in the selection and advancement of high-quality drug candidates from discovery into development.
  • The incumbent will collaborate with a broad group of scientists in the various PCO department, as well as scientists across various disciplines in the Discovery organization. The individual will play a major role in setting group strategy, vision, and take a lead in key scientific initiatives.
Skill Set: Hands-on experience and in-depth training in the areas of nonclinical pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and/or drug metabolism are required. These include, but not limited to, PK and PK/PD study design and data analysis, drug metabolism concepts and assays, enzyme kinetics, etc. Hands-on experience in conducting in vitro and in vivo studies to assess the ADME of discovery compounds (cell culture, metabolic stability models, CYP inhibition etc.) required. Demonstrated experience supporting lead optimization programs, and preclinical candidate characterization to enable studies towards regulatory submissions like IND is necessary.

Strong problem solving and leadership skills are required. In addition, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken) are mandatory in order to perform in a matrix team environment. The incumbent should be a strong scientist and be able to manage a group of Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. staff.

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Sr. Scientific Manager/Chief Scientific Manager - Discovery - Bioanalytical Research and Biotransformation (Code: BMB028)

Position: Sr. Scientific Manager/Chief Scientific Manager-Discovery-Bioanalytical Research and Biotransformation(Code: BMB028)
Qualification: PhD in Analytical Chemistry.
Experience: Minimum of 7 years of professional (industry) experience.
Location: Bangalore

Role :

  • The major responsibility of the selected candidate will be to lead the Bioanalytical (BAR) and Biotransformation (BTx) groups within PCO. As a leader of the BAR team, the candidate will be responsible for the development, validation, implementation, and troubleshooting of semi-automated multiple component analytical methods for the quantitation of drug candidates in biological matrices.
  • The candidate will be responsible for providing input into the design of experimental protocols and bioanalytical procedures for the analysis of samples and troubleshooting of methods and instruments, and for the evaluation, interpretation, and distribution of bioanalytical results. As a leader of the BTx team, the candidate will focus on exploratory and definitive metabolite identification studies using mass- and radiolabel-based approaches.
  • The candidate should be well-versed with identification of metabolic “soft spots” in new chemical entities and recommend approaches to Medicinal Chemists to modulate metabolic stability. The candidate will represent the department at discovery working group meetings, suggest and implement strategies and tactics to address metabolism and PK-related issues and ultimately enable program decision making in the selection and advancement of high-quality drug candidates into development.
  • The incumbent will collaborate with a broad group of scientists in the various PCO departments, and across various disciplines in the Discovery organization. The individual will play a major role in setting group strategy, vision, and take a lead in key scientific initiatives.
Skill Set: The desired candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting in a fast paced environment. The candidate should have expert knowledge of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Organic Reaction Mechanisms, Separation and Physical Sciences, Mass Spectrometry, and a good knowledge of ADMET and Pharmacokinetic principles. Experience in Bioanalytical quantitation and Metabolite Identification using LC-MS/MS-based methods is required. Demonstrated experience supporting lead optimization programs, and preclinical candidate characterization to enable studies towards regulatory submissions like IND is necessary.

Strong problem solving and leadership skills are required. In addition, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken) are mandatory in order to perform in a matrix-team environment. The incumbent should be a strong scientist and be able to manage a group of Ph.D., M.S. and B.S staff.

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Associate Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager–Organic/ Medicinal Chemistry (Code - COM001)

Position: Associate Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager – Organic / Medicinal Chemistry
Qualification: PhD/ PDF in Organic / Medicinal Chemistry. 
Experience: 1 - 8 yrs in a pharmaceutical or CRO environment.
Location: Bangalore

Role : Responsible to perform multi-step synthesis in Medicinal chemistry lead optimization.

Skill Set: Strong competency in the synthetic organic / Medicinal chemistry; Experience in a variety of synthetic methods, especially in heterocyclic chemistry would be an added advantage; Experience of performing multi-step synthesis in Med. Chem. lead optimization, full understanding of mechanistic details, scale-up and/ or process chemistry; Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, highly team-oriented environment that includes medicinal and process chemists and biologists; Ideal candidates must have demonstrated abilities in taking initiative, work independently, problem solving, team work and communication skills; Experience in working with a drug discovery environment with an appreciation of Medicinal Chemistry is desirable.

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ASM/SM - Process R&D (Code - CPD002)
Position: ASM/ SM - Process R&D
Qualification: PhD/ PDF in Organic Chemistry.
Experience: 1 - 6 yrs relevant Exp.
Location: Bangalore

Role:
  • Responsibilities of the selected candidate will include the timely design of safe, expedient, and efficient chemical routes and processes for the synthesis of targeted pharmaceutical intermediates and drug candidates.
  • The candidate will also be responsible for the scale-up of these processes to kilo scale and for transitioning such processes to larger scale-up facilities such as pilot plants.

Skill Set: The candidate must possess a strong background in the theory and practice of classical and modern synthetic organic chemistry with a thorough understanding of modern synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms; The candidate is expected to possess excellent problem solving skills and should have a demonstrated ability to use critical analysis to develop creative and fundamentally sound solutions; Candidate must have expertise in the purification and characterization of organic compounds using chromatography and spectroscopic techniques including NMR, MS and IR spectroscopy; Good verbal and written communication skills and a desire to work in a collaborative team environment are required; In supervisory and/or project leader roles, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to provide direction, feedback, and assistance to others in an effective manner; Previous experience in process development will be an added advantage.

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Scientist/Sr. Scientist- Process R&D (Code - CPD003)

Position: Scientist/ Sr. Scientist- Process R&D
Qualification: M Sc in Organic Chemistry
Experience: 1- 5 Yrs relevant.
Location: Bangalore

Role: The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and scale-up of safe and efficient chemical processes for the preparation of pharmaceutical intermediates and drug candidates.

Skill Set: The candidate must have an excellent background in the theory and practice of general organic chemistry and must demonstrate a thorough understanding of synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms; Candidate must have basic understanding of the characterization of organic compounds using spectroscopic techniques such as NMR, MS, and IR spectroscopy as well as experience with separation techniques including HPLC and GC; Candidate must possess the ability to apply basic scientific/technical knowledge and with general guidance from supervisor, the ability to design, conduct and interpret data from experiments; Candidate must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to accurately communicate technical information; A desire to work in a collaborative team environment is required; Previous experience in process development will be an added advantage.

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Scientist - Process R&D (Code - CPD004)

Position: Scientist - Process R&D
Qualification: BE/ME Chemical Engineering
Experience: 1- 5 Yrs relevant.
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • The candidate must have excellent background in chemical engineering fundamentals to join our team of Process R&D scientists.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for timely development of safe processes for the preparation of intermediates or drug substances in support of drug development activities.

Skill Set: The candidate must have an excellent background in the theory and practice of chemical engineering and general organic chemistry ; Candidate must have experience in experimental design, and ability to troubleshoot scale-up issues with such the unit operations as reactions, purification, distillation, crystallization, separation, and drying ; Candidate must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to accurately communicate technical information ; A desire to work in a collaborative team environment is required ;   Previous experience in process development will be an added advantage.

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ASM/ Scientific Manager/ Sr. Scientific Manager - Analytical R&D (Code - CAD005)

Position: ASM/ Scientific Manager/ Sr. Scientific Manager - Analytical R&D
Qualification: MSc / PhD/ PDF in Analytical Chemistry.
Experience: 1-8 yrs relevant.
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • With expert knowledge of Analytical Chemistry and Separation Sciences capable of directing all activities of the Analytical Research and Development in support of Synthesis and Process development and Bio-pharmaceutical support. 
  • Think independently and lead a group of analytical scientists responsible for day to day analytical activities including process scale-up, GLP and GMP, development, and validation of methods in support of manufacturing process development of intermediates and APIs. 
  • Responsible for integrating the scientific work of others and provides input on experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.

Skill Set: Effective troubleshooter of procedures and instruments; Provides solutions, alternatives, and answers to difficult situations; Has a solid fundamental knowledge of separations (e.g. understands multiple factors affecting separation speed); In-depth expertise in one or more specialty areas, e.g. chiral separations;  Knowledge of chromatographic techniques which are interfaced to MS instruments utilized within department (e.g. LC, GC, CE, SPE, etc);  Provides innovative analytical solutions and ability to recognize context of scientific endeavors; Demonstrates broader understanding of analytical chemistry, and other areas of chemistry relevant to drug development, e.g. organic, physical chemistry; Excellent communication skills and the ability to motivate team members in a fast paced environment.

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Scientist - In Vivo Biology (Code - BVB006)

Position: Scientist - In Vivo Biology
Qualification: MPharm / MVSc or equivalent degree in one of the following areas Physiology, Behavioral Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Immunology, Neuroscience or Oncology. 
Experience: 2-5 years of relevant research experience.
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and completion of in vivo studies to assess drug action in multiple therapeutic areas.
  • This individual will also be responsible for data analysis, presentation and report writing.

Skill Set: Must have experience and training as an in vivo biologist, along with good analytical, organizational and communication skills;  Formal training, expertise and/or drug discovery experience in one or more of the following therapeutic areas would be preferred: Metabolic Disease (Diabetes and/or Obesity), Physiology, Behavioral Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Immunology, Neuroscience or Oncology; In addition, experience with small animal handling, tissue collection, drug administration and preparation are required. 

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ASM/ Scientific Manager - In Vivo Biology (Code - BVB007)

Position: ASM/ Scientific Manager - In Vivo Biology
Qualification: PhD in Metabolic Disease, Endocrinology and Physiology, Behavioral Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Immunology, Neuroscience or Oncology or a related discipline.
Experience: Minimum 4 years of post-doctoral experience or 4yrs relevant Industrial exp in Drug Discovery. 
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • Successful candidate will be responsible for setting up a team of 4-5 MSc. level associates who would assume responsibility for the completion of studies in multiple therapeutic areas.
  • The individual would also work with project leaders from several organizations to coordinate study designs, implementation and reporting.

Skill Set: The candidate must have experience and training as an in vivo biologist, and should possess good management, oral and written communication skills;   Candidates with formal training, expertise and/or drug discovery experience in one or more of the following therapeutic areas would be preferred: Metabolic Disease, Endocrinology and Physiology, Behavioral Pharmacology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Immunology, Neuroscience or Oncology; Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, Basic computer skills, including word-processing, graphics and spreadsheet programs, Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams, Prior working experience with a CRO is desirable.

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Senior Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager for Metabolic Disorder and Neuroscience groups In Vivo Pharmacology/Biology (Code - BVB008)

Position:Senior Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager for Metabolic Disorder and Neuroscience groups In Vivo Pharmacology/Biology.
Qualification: Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Biochemistry with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Metabolic Disorder and/or Cardiovascular Biology, Neuroscience and Pain/ Behavioral Pharmacology.
Experience:Minimum 3-5 years of post-doctoral experience with at least 3-6 years of relevant Industry experience in Drug Discovery.
Location: Bangalore  

Role:

  • Successful candidate will be responsible for setting up a team of 6-8 Ph.D. and Master level scientists. Would assume responsibility for the completion of studies in multiple therapeutic areas.
  • The individual would be part of the discovery working groups and work with project leaders from different functions to coordinate study designs, implementation and reporting.

Skill Sets: The candidate must have training as an in vivo Pharmacologist/Biologist with drug discovery experience in one or more of the following therapeutic areas: Metabolic Disorder (Obesity, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia)/ Cardiovascular Physiology, Neuroscience and Pain/Behavioral Pharmacology; Demonstrate excellent understanding of Biology, Pharmacology and pathophysiology in one or multiple disease area. Demonstrates knowledge/ expertise within and outside own disease area; Highly competent in multiple technical aspects relevant to own disease area discovery biology; Understands the competitive environment and its implications regarding meeting our goals; Should possess good management, excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams and contribute to teamwork and teambuilding; Effectively weighs risks, costs and benefits to make rational, objective decisions; Plans, drives and organizes projects in order to achieve goals. Resourceful and foresees hurdles and plans appropriately; Prior working experience in Industrial Drug Discovery is desirable.

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Assistant Veterinary Scientist I (Code - VAV009)

Position: Assistant Veterinary Scientist I
Qualification: BVSc or MSc in relevant field of Study.
Experience: 1 - 3 years relevant in laboratory animal facility.
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • Performs daily health assessment, diagnostic evaluations and clinical treatment of laboratory animals.
  • Provides the daily clinical veterinary care (basic medical treatments, diagnostic and technical laboratory procedures) for stock and research animals and maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Collaborates with veterinary staff and investigative staff to review reports and results.
  • Provides surgical assistance including administration of general anesthesia, surgical preparation, and peri-operative care.
  • Operates medical or laboratory equipment (e.g., anesthesia, blood gas, EKG) in area of responsibility.
  • Provides support on technical procedures for investigative staff as required. 
  • Maintains awareness of active research projects and clinical cases in their area of responsibility.
  • Review department SOPs and make recommendations for revisions as needed, following BMS guidelines, external guidelines and regulations related to animal care and use.

Skill Set: Must have the knowledge of the biology and proper handling of  laboratory animal species; An AALAS certification of ALAT is preferred  Individuals who possess appropriate experience, who do not have required AALAS certification must obtain Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification within 12 months of assignment to this position; The individual should have familiarity with veterinary procedures and experience with  PO, SQ, IM, IV, & IP treatments in rodents and large animals and aseptic VAP maintenance and short procedures using injectable anesthetics, and general anesthesia / peri-operative care for routine procedures; The individual should be familiar with the use of standard equipment within a research based animal facility (e.g., anesthesia, radiology, surgery, hematology, clinical chemistry, blood gas, microbiology, hoods, computers); The individual must be experienced in the acquisition and analyses of  laboratory data gathered from the equipment they operate or clinical cases they oversee, and assuring  appropriate response to abnormal results; The individual must have proficiency in handling laboratory animals including species that are particularly difficult to deal with; They must have mastery of  the requirements and  proper use of personal protective equipment for entry into containment areas where potentially hazardous agents are being used and where exposure to zoonotic diseases is possible.

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Assistant Veterinary Scientist I (Code - VAV010)

Position: Associate Veterinary Scientist I
Qualification: MVSc/ MSc in relevant field of study.
Experience: Minimum of 2-4 years relevant experience in a laboratory animal facility or equivalent.
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • Performs daily health assessment, diagnostic evaluations, and clinical treatments of laboratory animals.
  • Provides the daily clinical veterinary care (basic medical treatments, diagnostic and technical laboratory procedures) for stock and research animals and maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Collaborates with veterinary staff and investigative staff to review reports and results.
  • Provides surgical assistance including administration of general anesthesia, surgical preparation, and peri-operative care.
  • Operates and performs basic troubleshooting of medical or laboratory equipment (e.g., anesthesia, blood gas, EKG) in area of responsibility, and trains other staff in proper use and application of this equipment.
  • Provides support on technical procedures for investigative staff as required.  
  • Trains staff and investigators in animal and laboratory procedures.
  • Oversees and maintains documentation on assigned core functions such as; Vascular Access Port maintenance, pack prep and sterilization, dentistry, and controlled substances, following appropriate SOP’s and guidelines.  Recommends modification to procedures and implements changes as necessary.

Skill Set: Must have a good understanding of the biology and proper handling of various laboratory animal species; An AALAS certification of LAT is required if not at hire as soon as possible after hire; The individual must be proficient in veterinary procedures and demonstrated expertise with  PO, SQ, IM, IV, & IP treatments in rodents and large animals and aseptic VAP maintenance and short procedures using injectable anesthetics, and general anesthesia / peri-operative care for routine procedures; The individual must have an understanding of the fundamental elements of animal model design and use; The individual must be proficient in the use and maintenance of standard equipment within a research based animal facility (e.g., anesthesia, radiology, surgery, hematology, clinical chemistry, blood gas, microbiology, hoods, computers), and have demonstrated the ability to train others to operate the same equipment; The individual must be experienced in the acquisition and analyses of  laboratory data gathered from the equipment they operate or clinical cases they oversee, and assuring  appropriate response to abnormal results; The individual must have proficiency in handling laboratory animals including species that are particularly difficult to deal with.  They must have mastery of the requirements and proper use of personal protective equipment for entry into containment areas where potentially hazardous agents are being used and where exposure to zoonotic diseases is possible.

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Staff Veterinarian (Code - VSV011)

Position: Staff Veterinarian
Qualification: DVM or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in US or India.
Experience: 4+ years of relevant experience
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • Assures proper veterinary care for research animals consistent with guidelines established by the FDA, AAALAC, USDA and India regulatory agencies.
  • Provides support for investigators and conduct independent research projects.
  •  Improves the welfare of animals by complying with ACUC guidelines as well as modern science and ethical principles.
  • Provides and maintains high quality clinical health care and recordkeeping for all laboratory animals including, the making of clinical diagnoses, managing disease outbreaks, and performing animal surgery.
  • Directs and evaluates the sentinel animal and vendor animal health surveillance programs. 
  • Interprets and uses the microbiological, serological, and parasitological data collected during sentinel animal and vendor quality assurance testing to prevent, diagnose, and treat animal disease.
  • Implements training programs for VS animal care technicians, laboratory technicians, and research investigators.  Develops and delivers training for all personnel who use animals in research to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Assists the scientific staff with experimental protocol design and animal model development.  Provides clinical support, such as diagnostic necropsies, radiological and technical support, to the research groups.
  • Supervises Veterinary Assistant/Associate as assigned.

Skill Set: Requires an understanding of the biology and medicine of laboratory animals; Completion of a postdoctoral program in laboratory animal medicine or another veterinary specialty strongly desired; Requires a practical understanding of the use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to zoonotic agents; Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals; Training in the USA will be required as part of initial employment.

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Assistant VS Technician (Code - VAT012)

Position: Assistant VS Technician
Qualification: Individual must be a high school graduate or have a GED and must have or obtain AALAS certification at Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level within 18 months of employment.
Experience: 0-2 Yrs.
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • Performs routine care of laboratory animals.
  • Provide proper feed and clean caging to laboratory animals and check drinking water system in assigned areas/rooms daily; report all unusual observations regarding animal health to appropriate supervisory personnel.
  • Monitor environmental parameters, condition of animal rooms and equipment in rooms, and proper functioning of mechanical systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting, automatic drinking water system) in assigned areas/rooms daily; report all unusual observations regarding facilities or equipment malfunctions to appropriate supervisory personnel.
  • Sanitize animal cages, feeders, bottles, and other equipment; operate cage washers, autoclaves, and other equipment.
  • Accurately complete animal room logs, other forms, and records applicable to position on prescribed schedule.

Skill Set: Individual will have demonstrated ability to understand and follow SOPs and to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; Individual must be able to follow directions, communicate effectively, and work well in a team environment; Individual will have the physical stamina and dexterity needed to handle laboratory animals, including species that may be difficult to work with, and to use personal protective equipment.

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VS Technician (Code - VVT013)

Position: VS Technician
Qualification: Individual must be a high school graduate or have a GED and must have AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level.
Experience: Minimum of 2 years relevant experience
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • Performs routine and some non-routine work required for the care of laboratory animals.  Assist in providing health care for laboratory animals and restraint of animals for veterinary staff and research personnel.   
  • Provide proper feed and clean caging to laboratory animals and check drinking water system in assigned areas/rooms daily. Accurately complete animal room logs, other forms, and records applicable to position on prescribed schedule.
  • Monitor environmental parameters, condition of animal rooms and equipment in rooms, and proper functioning of mechanical systems (e.g., HVAC, lighting, automatic drinking water system) in assigned areas/rooms daily.
  • Operate cage washers, autoclaves, and other equipment as assigned.  Perform minor repairs to animal caging and equipment.    
  • Assist VS or research personnel with handling, restraining, weighing animals, and perform various technical duties in specialized areas such as barrier facilities and breeding colonies.  As directed and under the supervision of a veterinarian, assist with administering treatments to animals.
  • Assist in orienting and training new VS staff.

Skill Set: Individual will have demonstrated ability to understand and follow SOPs and to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; Individual must be able to follow directions, communicate effectively, and work well in a team environment; Individual will have demonstrated the physical stamina and dexterity needed to handle laboratory animals, including species that may be difficult to work with, and the use of personal protective equipment.

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Scientist / Technician MAP In vivo (Code - VMV014)

Position: Scientist / Technician MAP In vivo
Qualification: BVSc / MVSc with AAALAC certification
Experience: Min 3 Yrs
Location: Bangalore

  Role:

  • Work in collaboration with Biology to design and conduct PK-PD studies
  • Conduct routine mouse and rat pharmacokinetic studies- dosing routes will include intravenous, oral, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intraperitoneal
  • Collect blood and tissue samples from in vivo studies
  • Homogenize tissue samples collected from in vivo studies
  • Routine lab maintenance

Skill Set:
Handling, dosing and sample collection skills from laboratory animals (mouse and rat); Ability to learn and apply rodent surgical techniques from experienced surgeons; Ability to use Microsoft Windows programs (e.g., Word, Excel);         Experience with laboratory equipment, including infusion pumps, anesthesia machines, balances, centrifuges, etc.

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Scientist / Rodent Surgeon MAP In vivo (Code - VMV015)

Position: Scientist / Rodent Surgeon MAP In vivo
Qualification: BVSc / M VSc with AAALAC certification
Experience: Min 3 Yrs
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • Perform rodent surgical catheterization procedures.
  • Perform hepatocyte isolation/purification
  • Prepare all surgical cannulae, and caging.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of surgical procedures.
  • Assist technicians with lab animal maintenance.
  • Routine lab maintenance

Skill Set:
Handling, dosing and sample collection skills from laboratory animals (mouse and rat); Experience in rodent surgeries (cannulations of jugular vein, femoral vein, carotid artery, bile duct) for dosing and withdrawal of serial samples (applicable for rodent surgeons only); Ability to learn and apply rodent surgical techniques from experienced surgeons; Ability to use Microsoft Windows programs (e.g., Word, Excel); Experience with laboratory equipment, including infusion pumps, anesthesia machines, balances, centrifuges, etc.

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Sr.Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager – In-vitro Assay Development & Screening (Lead Evaluation) (Code - BAB016)
Position: Sr.Scientific Manager/Scientific Manager – In-vitro Assay Development & Screening (Lead Evaluation)
Qualification: PhD/ PDF in Biology or related area.
Experience: 5 to 10 years in drug discovery in pharmaceutical setting.
Location: Bangalore

Job Description:
Manage lead evaluation projects and lead about 8-10 research associates in the lead evaluation process. This role involves significant communication and collaboration with biology and chemistry leaders.

Skill Set:

  • 5 to 10 years experience in drug discovery in pharmaceutical setting with  a Ph. D. degree in biology and/or related area.
  • Strong   working knowledge of enzyme kinetics, receptor pharmacology and/or cell biology.
  • Familiarity with bioassay technologies to study enzymes, kinases, GPCRs, ion channel and/or nuclear hormone receptors.
  • Hands on experience in trouble shooting enzymatic assays, ELISA/radioimmuno assays (RIA), and radio-labeled binding assays.
  • Experience in one or more of the following disease research areas: oncology, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, immunology and/or CNS. 
  • Strong publication record in drug discovery.
  • Understanding of statistical data analysis and assay performance parameters.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, good team worker and excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must have the ability to flexibly handle multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of advanced bioassay technologies and automation platforms is a plus.
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Scientist/ Sr. Scientist – In-vitro Assay Development & Screening (Lead Evaluation) (Code - BAB017)

Position: Scientist/ Sr. Scientist – In-vitro Assay Development & Screening (Lead Evaluation)
Qualification: M Sc in Biology or related area.
Experience: 3-5 year experience in laboratory biology in pharmaceutical or university and/or research centers setting.
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • To conduct both enzyme-based and receptor-based assays and provide SAR support for drug discovery programs throughout the lead optimization process.
  • Characterize bioassay reagents
  • Prepare test compounds for biochemical assays
  • Coordinate test compounds through multiple bioassays
  • Conduct biochemical assays
  • QC/QA instruments
  • Analyze data and report results to project teams

Skill Set:
Familiarity with bioassay techniques for study of enzymes, kinases, GPCRs, ion channel and/or nuclear hormone receptors; Hands on experience in enzymatic assays, ELISA/ radioimmuno assays (RIA), and radio-label binding assays; Understanding of statistical data analysis and assay performance parameters; Proficient in  Microsoft Windows 95/98/Me/NT/XP operating system and Microsoft Office 2000/XP, SigmaPlot, GraphPad Prism and other scientific software; Excellent interpersonal skills, good team worker and excellent communication skills; Detail oriented with ability to manage multiple tasks in research laboratories.

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Asso. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager – Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Biotransformation (Code - BMB018)

Position: Asso. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager – Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics and Biotransformation
Qualification: MSc /PhD/PDF in Life sciences.
Experience: 2-8 yrs relevant exp is must.
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • To conduct in vivo pharmacokinetic and metabolism studies of potential drug candidates in animals, integrate results with in vitro and biological findings, report data.
  • To develop and apply appropriate analytical methods to identify metabolites in biological samples, devise and implement appropriate in vitro methods to screen compounds for metabolic/ pharmacokinetic characteristics and function as an integral member of discovery working groups for assigned programs.

Skill Set: Candidates should have an understanding of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic principles; Skills in laboratory techniques such as in vitro metabolism, in vivo metabolism and pharmacokinetics, protein binding, analysis of drugs and metabolites in biological fluids are desirable; Experience in analytical methods including HPLC-UV, HPLC-MS, and NMR preferred; Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, Basic computer skills, including word-processing, graphics and spreadsheet programs; Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams.

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Asso. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager - Bio-analytical Research (Code - BBA019)

Position: Asso. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager - Bio-analytical Research
Qualification: PhD/ PDF in Analytical Chemistry
Experience: 1 – 6 yrs Relevant
Location: Bangalore

Role:
This position will play a leading role in all aspects of design, development, and validation of multiple component LC-MS/MS-based bio-analytical methods for the quantitation of drug discovery candidates and related substances in a variety of biological matrices. 
This individual will be fully responsible for the quality of data generated including the interpretation, release, and archive of all bio-analytical results. 

Skill Set: Suitable candidate should have the vision, excellent communication skills, and the ability to motivate team members in a fast-paced environment; The candidate should have expert knowledge of Bio-analytical Chemistry, Separation Sciences, and Automation, and should have demonstrated excellent technical skills in all laboratory techniques, as well as have a complete understanding of the principles and the latest applications of mass spectrometry in the area of Drug Discovery; Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills, Basic computer skills, including word-processing, graphics and spreadsheet programs, Ability to interact with multi-disciplinary drug discovery teams.

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Scientist - Protein Biochemistry (Code - BAB020)

Position: Scientist - Protein Biochemistry
Qualification: MSc in biochemistry, cell biology or related field
Experience: 1 – 3 yrs
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • Express proteins of interest in E. coli and baculovirus infected insect cells for protein production.
  • Generate baculoviruses.
  • Test and optimize expression conditions, and scale up expression for protein production.  Handle multiple projects in parallel.
  • Collaborate closely with scientists within immediate department, between departments and with colleagues at other international sites.

Skill Set: Experience with baculovirus generation and protein production in baculovirus infected insect cells; Experience with eukaryotic expression at 10-25 liter scale would be a strong plus; Experience using recombinant DNA vectors to transform bacteria and optimize culture conditions to express milligram to gram quantities of proteins in E. coli; Experience with standard molecular biology techniques including PCR based subcloning for creation of expression vectors, site directed mutagenesis, and DNA and protein sequence manipulations would be an advantage; Personal attributes of integrity and scientific creativity; Customer oriented attitude toward scientific colleagues.

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Scientist/ Sr. Scientist – Biopharmaceutics (Code - BBP021)

Position: Scientist/ Sr. Scientist – Biopharmaceutics
Qualification: M. Pharm/ PhD/ PDF in Pharmaceutics
Experience:  M.Pharm (3+ years), Ph.D. 1-3 Years
Location: Bangalore

Role: Responsible for conducting pre-formulation and early phase formulation studies for drug candidates.

Skill Set:  Knowledge of basic chemistry and pharmaceutical principles in understanding the physicochemical properties of new drug entities and how they relate to the drug’s ultimate in vivo disposition. Hands on experience with routine analytical instrumentation, such as HPLC, DSC, TGA, UV spectrophotometer, etc., and experience with physicochemical characterization and formulation development are desired. Ability to independently plan, design, implement and summarize research experiments and provide scientific leadership. Excellent written and oral communications as well as having good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with teams in a dynamic environment are essential.  Hands on computer skills and knowledge of statistics for experimental design and data treatment are important.

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Assoc. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager - Biopharmaceutics (Code - BBP022)

Position: Assoc. Scientific Manager/ Scientific Manager - Biopharmaceutics
Qualification: Ph.D. / PDF in Pharmaceutics/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry or related field
Experience:  4-8 years of relevant industrial experience
Location: Bangalore

Role:

  • To provide scientific and technical support/guidance to activities involved in identifying developable drug candidates, form selection, physicochemical characterization of new drug candidates, and development of toxicology and Phase I clinical formulations. 
  • To identifies the best formulation strategy for rapidly and successfully moving a new compound into Phase I clinical testing and enabling first-in-human formulation production by clinical supplies organization (or third party manufacturer). 
  • To provide coaching and personal development opportunities to staff in scientific as well as managerial areas. 

Skill Set:
Comprehensive understanding of basic pharmaceutics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, formulation development, drug delivery and biopharmaceutics.  Understanding of the drug discovery process in identifying developable candidates.  Knowledge of scientific principles and practices of other pharmaceutical development functional areas such as Chemical Process Research, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Drug Safety Evaluation, Clinical Pharmacology and Regulatory Sciences.  Industrial research experience in areas of pre-formulation, formulation development, drug delivery, clinical supplies, and CMC regulatory sciences is required.  Demonstrated ability of leading/managing a group of scientists and working with teams in a complex, dynamic environment to effectively achieve objectives.  Ability to utilize in-depth scientific knowledge and experience to develop new or improved solutions to issues encountered during product development.  Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal and team working skills.

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Human Resources -Learning & Development (Code - SHR023)
Position: Human Resources -Learning & Development
Qualification: MBA/MSW
Experience:  5-7 years of relevant industrial experience
Location: Bangalore

Role:
  • To serve as a liaison between Bristol-Myers Squibb and Biocon-Syngene and recruit, integrate and retain employees in support of the alliance partnership.
  • To work closely with the Mumbai, India BMS office to ensure parity and equity is being used across all business practices and to properly on-board new hires. 
  • This position will be expected to regularly assess the operations of the business and periodically recommend processes that will enhance the productivity between BMS and Biocon-Syngene.
  • This position will facilitate all performance management, compensation and talent management activities for the site.
  • Serve as a strategic business partner to the senior leadership of both BMS and Biocon-Syngene.

Skill Set:
The individual must have at least 5 to 7 yrs of human resource experience working as a middle-manager with knowledge of Indian employment and compliance laws.  The individual must also have the ability to interface with all levels of the organization successfully and have impact and influence with senior executives.  In addition this person should be able to work in an initial ambiguous environment while identifying clear goals and objectives that need to be accomplished.  The person must possess excellent communication skills and strong influential leadership abilities.

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Senior Executive – Supply Chain and Inventory Management (Code - SSC024)

Position: Senior Executive – Supply Chain and Inventory Management
Qualification: Graduate / Post-graduate in Science with Diploma in logistics/materials Management
Experience : 4-8 years, with minimum 2 years in Pharmaceutical R&D/CRO space.
Location: Bangalore

Role:
Enable achievement of business objectives by ensuring timely procurement of requisite input items (raw materials, capital goods, live animals etc.) satisfying the internal customers at the best possible total cost to the company and satisfying the external stakeholders, for example, regulatory authorities and suppliers.

Responsibilities:

  • To ensure timely procurement of requisite input items (raw materials, capital goods, live animals etc.)
  • To develop vendors for Domestic and International sourcing.
  • To coordinate Import and Export of Air and Sea consignments: Coordination with Special Economic Zone/Custom office, Shippers, Clearing Forwarding, Clearing House Agent for import and export permissions, execution of bonds and Annual returns for monitoring clearance and prompt release and delivery of goods
  • To handle restricted goods (inbound/outbound) in compliance with procedures of related statutory bodies.
  • To manage and comply with Customs/ Special Economic Zone requirements: Licenses and Renewals; Bonding and De-Bonding of imported materials; Procurement through Clearance Certificate procedures; Obtaining Letter of Permission and Green Card; To organise Pre­shipment and Post- shipment documentation; Air and Sea imports Clearance.
  • To manage and comply with Central Excise requirements: Central Excise Registrations; Classification of Products; Valuation of Products; Rebate Claims; Central Value Added Tax Procedures.
  • To liaise with Government departments/agencies for all formalities and statutory documentation and Submission of returns.
  • To liaise with the Insurance Company for Marine Insurance and Claims settlement of Import and Export damages.
  • To track and manage inventory.
  • To develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures for Material Movement /Storage in compliance with quality norms, standards and practices.
  • To analyse Management Information System to track the material purchase/ storage/ movement activities and monitor stock verification schedules for effective inventory control to ensure “zero” stock out position / overstocking and organize raw material on a just in time basis.

Skill:

  • Knowledge of Special Economic Zone, Customs and Excise procedures and policies is must.
  • Knowledge of International Air Traffic Association-Dangerous Goods regulations is must.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices and Safety Procedures.
  • Excellent Negotiation skills.
  • Good Interpersonal and Managerial skills.
  • Decision making, Problem solving and Ability to take calculated risks
  • Introduction, creation and implementation of guidelines, policies and systems.
  • Good Written and Oral Communication Skills. Ability to co-ordinate with different scientific groups.
  • Knowledge of basic computers Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. Comfortable with Database Management Systems.
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Deputy Manager/ Manager – Application support (Code - IAS025)
Position: Deputy Manager/ Manager – Application support-IT
Qualification: B.E/ / B. Tech & M.C.A
Experience: 6 to 12 years
Location: Bangalore

Role: The BBRC Application Support specialist will be accountable for supporting clients in the use of scientific applications.  This resource will report directly to the BBRC IT Manager.  Responsibilities include:
  • Providing onsite application for the research-specific applications being used by Biocon and BMS employees at the BBRC.
  • This will include, but not be limited to:
    • Installation of software and software patches
    • Software Configuration
    • Break/fix support
    • Providing assistance with “How-to” questions

Skill Set:
  • Track record of delivering application support across multiple applications within a WindowsXP environment
  • Experience supporting the client side of WAN-distributed client-server applications, including locally installed, web-enabled, and thin-client (e.g. Citrix) clients.
  • A self-directed and independent contributor accountable for issue identification and resolution, regardless of root cause
  • Ability to prioritize case load to efficiently support large scientific community
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Previous experience in supporting scientific applications strongly preferred
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Sr Executive/ Dy. Manager – Environment, Health & Safety (Code - SEHS026)
Position: Sr Executive/ Dy. Manager – Environment, Health & Safety
Qualification: Must be a Graduate in Science with Diploma in EHS Management/ Industrial Safety or Masters in Environmental Sciences or Safety.
Experience: 5 - 8 yrs in Pharma Industry
Location: Bangalore

Role :
  • Responsible to Plan and maintain EHS Systems & practices on a continuous basis and ensure compliance to all related Legal Norms.
  • Periodic Laboratory/ Plant safety audits, Inspection and its reporting.
  • Accident / Incident investigation reporting and Record maintenance.
  • To prepare job safety analysis and Hazop studies, Risk assessment and risk control.
  • To organize Safety Committee meeting, MOM preparation & follow up.
  • To Plan EHS trainings, prepare training modules and to Conduct Training / Induction. to all Employee/ New entrants.
  • To create awareness on usage of PPEs and ensure to follow the same.
  • To manage and ensure implementation of Permit to work system.
  • To ensure proper maintenance of safety equipments like safety shower, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency cupboard, Fire Hydrant system, Fire Alarm System and Public Address System.
  • To create EHS awareness across the organization and to conduct mock / wet drills periodically to provide experience of handling emergencies.
  • Preparation of departmental SOP’s and On-Site/ Off-Site Emergency Plan.
  • Liaison with Pollution Control Board, Inspector of Factories and Related Statutory bodies

Skills :
In-depth experience in OHSAS-18001 and ISO 14001; Knowledge about the current Environmental & Safety Laws, Hazardous waste management, managing Fire Alarm system, Fire Hydrant system. Should be a Effective trouble shooter; Ability to analyze the environment, forecast emergencies to take preventive actions; Excellent Interpersonal Skills; Good written and oral communication skills and Computer proficiency.  

 
 
 
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