Job Description:

The role holder shall report to the Group Leader and shall identify subjects and evaluate leads using in vivo testing methods for the purpose of advancing the identified leads from the discovery to pre-development / development of innovative chemicals for crop protection / crop growth with an aim of adding significant value to the business of PI

Strategic Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities
Research Activities

  • Plan experiments in coordination with Research scientists to investigate and analyse the bio-chemistry / biological effects of lead candidate chemical molecules using in-vivo techniques, for their potential use in crop protection / growth activators under supervision of the Group leader

  • Operate complex instrumentation, prepare subjects required for the experiments

  • Tabulate results, analyze and extrapolate results data to develop theories for explaining observed phenomenon

  • Troubleshoot and solve scientific problems

  • Present results in cross-functional project teams and work across various projects / programs to achieve results


  • Analyze findings in research reports / papers and interpret logically for further dissemination

Process Adherance & improvements

  • Adhere to all safety / information security / quality norms related to research procedures

  • Participate in process improvement inititatives under direction of Head - Biology

Knowledge Management

  • Participate in knowledge management initiatives by contributing to KM portal

  • Contribute to competitor intelligence through secondary research, participation in internal / external forums, professional organizational networks


  • Update timesheets / progress trackers and submit to supervisor as directed

Financial Responsibilities

People Responsibilities

  • Lead professional development through continuous learning and development initiatives within and outside the organization

  • Provide functional guidance to team members and collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure meeting research objectives


  • Remain at the cutting edge of knowledge required for the new ai discovery activity in crop protection by constantly updating personal knowledge and own skill-sets

Education Qualification

  • Masters/PhD in Plant Pathology from a reputed University / Institute with excellent academic credentials

Work Experience

  • MSc with 12-15 years experience; PhD with 8-10 years experience

Industry to be Hired from

  • Agro Chemical Research Universities or Institutes

Functional Competencies

  • Crop Protection Knowledge

  • Subject knowledge

  • Data Analysis

  • Relevant experience and technical knowledge as per the role requirement

Behavioural Competencies

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Drive for Results

  • Customer Focus

  • Learning & Development

  • Innovation Management

  • People Focus

  • Business Acumen & Strategic Capability

  • Communication

Interaction Complexity and Team Work



Purpose of Interaction

Internal Group Leader, Head - Biology, HR , Finance

As and when required

Planning work, discussing results of experiments, resolving doubts, seeking clarifications on policies, reimbursement claims

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Industry : Chemical / Plastic / Rubber / Glass
Salary : Not Disclosed
Deadline : 19th Apr 2020

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