We are seeking innovative and highly skilled Scientists/Senior Scientists to join Novozymes India R&D organization, to support development of next generation enzymes for various industries, such as Household care, Food, Feed, Agriculture, and other applications. These positions are based in Novozymes’ state of the art laboratory in Bangalore, India, with strong cross-functional collaboration linkages to other Novozymes global sites in Europe and US. The positions require to develop innovative new protocols and processes to deliver products to our customers more efficiently and effectively. These positions will entail strong hands on technical skills at the bench and in computational and data-based approaches. Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess challenging the status quo and thinking out of the box mindset, towards developing innovative solutions in industrial biotechnology.
• Develop protein engineering strategies (design and diversity generation) to improve enzyme properties for desired applications, including both random and rational based approaches • Leading hypothesis-based scientific investigations towards identifying sequence - structure - function - performance relationships to predict enzyme performance in an industrial setting • Drive development of new diversity & design competencies to provide support across multiple projects • Leading projects across different Novozymes R&D departments, internally and globally, from concept to delivery of the new molecule for further development • Identify and Support IP generation and filings • Present research findings to various key stake holders on an ongoing basis • Supervise, train, and motivate research associates to support their deliverables
• Develop Biochemical assays that are suitable for automated High-throughput Screening formats. Perform High-throughput screens and develop innovative approaches to screening • Application of enzyme assays/ enzyme kinetics, and protein structure-function, to solve/ understand complex enzyme-substrate-formulation interactions. • Leading hypothesis-based scientific investigations towards developing relevant assays to predict enzyme performance in an industrial setting. • Lead protein engineering projects across different Novozymes R&D departments, internally and globally • Present research findings to the project teams, via data analysis, reports and presentations.
Educational Qualifications • Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Molecular Biology • 6+ years of relevant experience (industry or academia) in protein engineering (for Sr. Scientist position), structure-function understanding, enzymology, HTS, assays/screening, protein biophysical characterisation, protein structure-function, and enzyme kinetics. (2- 6 years experience for Scientist position) • Experience in project management and stage gate process would be ideal. • People management skills are plus • Statistical data analysis, computations modelling, and data analytics is a plus • Ability to prioritize projects effectively and meet timelines successfully with the utmost attention to detail, setting high performance standards.
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