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Sr Research Associate - Synthesis

Job Id:  5000

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Department:  Synthesis
Function:  R and D Chemistry
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Entry level

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

Purpose of the Role:

To conduct research under guidance of group lead to optimise the cost and improve the yield to aid in the business growth of UPL

Job Responsibilities:


  1. To set up reactions based on discussion and planning with Team Leader to optimise synthesis of out of patent agrochemical intermediates and active ingredient.
  2. To carry out reactions to develop non-infringing processes and improve cost effectiveness of existing products by improving yield, modifying processes and maintaining quality, monitoring and concluding based on analysis.
  3. Communicate on daily basis on the progress of the project.
  4. Achieve reproducibility and consistency of results. Maintain daily records and update for QMS system
  5. Follow safe handling practises of chemicals and reactions to maintain industrial hygiene and reduce environmental wastes.
  6. Tabulate data of experiments needed for review meeting.
  7. Maintenance of Equipments or instruments given under laboratory control. Collaborate with other divisions for work related matters.



  1. MSc in Chemistry with 3-6 yrs of experience
  2. Setting up reactions, monitoring and conclude based on analysis. Reproducibility and consistency of results.
  3. Good record maintenance, safe handling practises of chemicals and chemical wastes. 

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