Research Associate – Materials Development- Bengalore

2 - 7 Years

Job Description


  • Improving material performance by studying structure-property relationship through various characterization techniques
  • Able to perform all stages of a research project from ideation, designing & performing experiments, sample characterization & data analysis
  • Identifying problems & limitations with existing material system and applying technical expertise & analytical thinking to come up with better alternatives
  • Preparing technical reports with the compilation of original lab results, presenting scientific findings in the team meetings
  • Performing exhaustive literature review and share results with higher management
  • Foresee the challenges in scaling up of the developed lab processes; support the transfer of technology from lab scale to pilot plant and finally to commercialization
  • Establishing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the lab
  • Run & prioritize multiple projects simultaneously without missing any deadline
  • Assisting with the written submission of patent applications & research proposals
  • Mentoring & training of research fellows & interns
  • Troubleshooting scientific & equipment specific issues in the lab

Essential Skills

  • Proven track record of performing methodical research at an industrial or academic level
  • Strong concepts in polymers, nanotechnology & interfacial science
  • In-depth understanding of polymers and the relationship between material structure & properties
  • Hands-on experience in various characterization tools such as FESEM, XRD, XPS, UV-Vis, TEM, TGA, DSC, UTM, FTIR, etc.
  • Knowledge of different material synthesis methods
  • Efficient writing and oral communication skills
  • Prior experience in writing technical documents
  • Ability to analyze the root cause of the problem and finding efficient solutions
  • Positive team player and ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly research-oriented and ability to provide holistic solutions.


  • Working with the wonder material Graphene and exploring its unlimited applications
  • Development & Prototype design for various commercial applications of 3D-Graphene
  • Working with a cross-functional team comprising of scientists, engineers, and business analysts
  • Working for high growth, deep technology, Sequoia and Exfinity funded start-up

Requirements and profile:

  1. Masters Degree in material science or nanotechnology or chemistry
  2. Product Development experience which includes processing and delivering of programs from concept through production
  3. Demonstrate a high level of creativity and work ownership
  4. Being Highly Professional With Analytical And Fundamental Learning Approach
  5. Good pedagogical & leadership skills; ability to mentor junior staff & delegating tasks based on individual strengths, skill sets & experience levels
  6. Excellent problem-solving skills with a keen eye to details

Would be a plus:

  1. Proven record in start-up environment working with innovations
  2. Exposure to a high paced working environment
  3. Prior experience with carbon-based materials

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:KPO / Research / Analytics

Functional Area:Engineering Design, R&D

Role:Research Associate


Desired Candidate Profile

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PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) - Any Specialization, Medical-MS/MD - Any Specialization

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