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Syngene Research Associate Job Opening For MSc, MTech Biotech, Biochem & Cell Biology

Senior Research Associate (55894)

Requisition ID: 55894 – Posted: 04/10/2024 – Location: India

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Senior Research Associate


Reporting to: Bettyachamma Varughese

Job Grade: 9-II

About Syngene: Syngene (www.syngeneintl.com) is an innovation-led contract research, development, and manufacturing organization offering integrated scientific services from early discovery to commercial supply.

At Syngene, safety is at the heart of everything we do personally and professionally. Syngene has placed safety at par with business performance with shared responsibility and accountability, including following safety guidelines, procedures, and SOPs, in letter and spirit.

Mandatory expectation for all roles as per Syngene safety guidelines

  • Overall adherence to safe practices and procedures of oneself and the teams aligned.
  • Contributing to the development of procedures, practices, and systems that ensure safe operations and compliance to the company’s integrity & quality standards.
  • Driving a corporate culture that promotes environment, health, and safety (EHS) mindset and operational discipline at the workplace at all times.
  • Ensuring the safety of self, teams, and lab/plant by adhering to safety protocols and following environment, health, and safety (EHS) requirements at all times in the workplace.
  • Ensure all assigned mandatory trainings related to data integrity, health, and safety measures are completed on time by all members of the team including self.
  • Compliance to Syngene’s quality standards at all times.
  • Hold self and their teams accountable for the achievement of safety goals.
  • Govern and Review safety metrics from time to time.

Core Purpose of the Role: We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic mammalian cell culture scientist at Senior Research Associate level to join the mammalian cell culture group in the Protein tech – SARC Biology, a multidisciplinary team with capabilities in molecular cloning, expression and purification of proteins, including antibodies, bispecific and microbially expressed proteins. The ideal candidate will have broad laboratory training, deep scientific curiosity, and a positive approach to working in a team-based research environment along with a track record of creative problem-solving and enthusiasm for taking on difficult research challenges.

Syngene Values

All employees will consistently demonstrate alignment with our core values:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Accountabilities as a Syngene Leader (only for Leadership Hires)

  • Champion effective Environment, Occupational Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHSS) practices for the company and oversee compliance with those practices within Biologics business. Play an active leadership role in monitoring and verifying safety performance through Gemba walks and other safety-led activities.
  • Foster a corporate culture that promotes an environment, occupational health, safety, and sustainability (EHSS) mindset as well as the highest standards of quality, integrity, and compliance.
  • Put people at the heart of our success by providing clear, active leadership defined by the Syngene leadership framework setting high standards of people management, career planning, and talent retention as a priority.

Specific requirements for this role

Experience: 3 to 6 yrs

Skills and Capabilities:

Required Technical Qualification:

  • Strong knowledge and experience with mammalian cell culture technologies and theory.
  • Experience in stable and transient transfection for recombinant protein/antibody expression is a must. Should have worked with and maintained a variety of mammalian cell lines, such as CHO, HEK etc. Well-versed with aseptic techniques required to work in a cell culture laboratory.
  • Perform adherent and suspension cell culture, support upstream process development and process characterization activities.
  • Should have experience working with Wave bioreactors and good knowledge of feed optimization.
  • Experience in cell culture media and feed development and running pilot-scale bioreactor is a plus. Also desirable is knowledge and experience in baculovirus-based insect cell expression.
  • Familiarity with flow cytometry (FACS), western blot, automated – cell imaging system, basic antibody characterization assays, and high throughput screening.
  • Should be able to design, execute and troubleshoot on cell culture, transfection related and cell line generation projects.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Work according to established Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and regulatory guidance.


MSc./M.Tech in biotechnology, cell biology, biochemistry, or similar scientific fields.

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