Research Assistant/ Associate and Lab Leaders – 2+ Years Relevant Experience – Aurigene, Bangalore

Posted on December 22, 2008. Filed under: Pharmaceutical | Tags: , , |


Established in Bangalore, India, in 2002, Aurigene is a drug discovery biotech with a proven track record of successful partnerships with 10 collaborators globally. Aurigene has a pipeline of 15 discovery programs, at various stages from Hit Generation to late-stage Pre-Clinical Optimization, and has filed multiple patents in these Discovery Programs.

With proprietary Structural Biology and Fragment-based Drug Design technology platforms, and experienced scientific leadership, Aurigene is a fully integrated operation with expertise in Target Validation Biology and Hit Generation to IND nomination. Focus TAs includes Oncology, Metabolic disorders and Autoimmune/ Inflammatory diseases.

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Position Description:  Research Assistant/ Associate and Lab Leaders      

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Research Assistant/ Associate and Lab Leaders

We are seeking highly motivated entry level and experienced research assistants/ associates in our medicinal chemistry group. This individual will be a critical member of our chemistry team focused on the preparation of small molecule therapeutics for targeted proteins.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organic synthesis, purification, and analysis of novel small molecule compounds
  • Utilize various methods to perform synthesis under general direction
  • Independently evaluate and troubleshoot synthesis problems

    Required Skills

  • Multi-step synthesis of small molecules and their characterizations by techniques such as     Chromatography, NMR, IR, MS & Spectrophotometry
  • Parallel or combinatorial synthesis
  • Medicinal Chemistry knowledge is desirable

    The selected candidates will become members of our Multidisciplinary Drug Discovery teams for the development of novel therapeutic entities.


  • MS/ Ph. D in chemistry
  • Knowledge of scientific principles and concepts in the field is expected
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry will be considered advantageous
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in teams

    2-3 years in the relevant areas. Candidates with more than 5 years’ experience and post-doc experience abroad will be considered for the role of Lab Leader managing a team of chemists.


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