Senior Research Development Chemist

Arboreal is an award winning plant biotechnology venture founded by Swati Pandey (IIT, Imperial College London) and Manish Chauhan (BITS Pilani, London Business School) 5 years ago. Arboreal is India’s leading manufacturer and provider of high quality Stevia based ingredient solutions for the Food & Beverage industry and is expanding its R&D platform to develop technologies for manufacturing of other plant based ingredients and ingredient solutions. Arboreal was adjudged the top venture in APAC by Mckinsey, INSEAD Business School and Cartier at CWIA 2018.

Arboreal is looking to add a Senior R&D Chemist to its R&D team. The ideal candidate will:

1) Have a post graduate/PhD degree + atleast 5 years of experience in Natural Products Chemistry/Phytoceuticals/Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry.

2) Have exceptional technical knowledge and a track record of high quality R&D with patents and/or peer reviewed publications.

3) Have prior experience in R&D work related to extraction/processing of plant based compounds like Proteins/Fibers/Natural Flavors/Polyphenols/Carbohydrates (Strong Plus but not essential).

4) Have knowledge of basic Analytical Protocols and proficiency with operating HPLC/HPTLC & Spectrophotometers. Knowledge of chromatography techniques is a plus. Prior experience of scaling technologies from lab scale to pilot scale is a plus.

5) Be self driven, discplined & result oriented with the ability to operate indepedently. Have decent communication skills (especially written) and comfortable with the entire R&D lifecyle – literature reviews to designing experiments to executing them to analysis and reporting results.

What we offer:

1) A highly competitive compensation structure as a combination of Basic Salary + Cash Incentives + ESOPs. Compensation is not a bar for the right candidate.

2) A world class lab and a highly supportive work environment where meritrocracy and science are celebrated and promoted. Failures are embraced and innovation and invention form the core of our company.

3) An opportunity for fast track personal and professional growth. The candidate will be directly working with the Founders and Chief Scientific officer who has 30+ years of R&D experience, 24+ International Patents and 400+ high quality publications in Phytoceuticals. We also provide a network of senior scientists and partnerships with leading National and International Labs, Companies and Universities.

4) Opportunity to directly impact the lives of 1000s of farmers, and millions of consumers with better ingredients processed with better technologies.

Please do NOT apply if:

1) You do not have solid R&D experience & technical skills in the aforementioned areas.

2) You are not extremely self driven with good work ethics.

3) You are not willing to relocate to Lucknow.

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