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Piramal Enterprises Limited is engaged in major R&D initiatives in New Drug Discovery and Development, Chemical Process Development, Novel Drug Delivery System, Formulation Development and Clinical Research.

To strengthen our R&D team, we are looking for committed, dynamic and ambitious R&D professionals with a proven track record and flair for innovative research to take up challenging responsibilities in the following areas of expertise/ specialization.

Contact
Mail your CVs to research.recruitment@piramal.com 

Application Form (please click to download)
 

Current Openings

 

Location
Piramal Enterprises Limited, Goregaon, Mumbai

 Pharmacology – Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders – Director

Job code :Director - Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 001

Position: Director
Department: Pharmacology
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline.
Experience:

Significant amount of research experience-around 12 years, including experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company. The candidate should have a strong background in Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, and associated signalling pathways. He/she should be able to identify and evaluate targets directed at Diabetes, leveraging the metabolic Disorders, and related current clinical practices. He/she should have in-depth knowledge of pre-clinical drug discovery and development.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Initiation, and execution of discovery research programs focused on therapeutic intervention in the area of diabetes, and metabolic disorders. 
  • The successful candidate will lead and manage a group focused on diabetes drug discovery and will collaboratively integrate these efforts with those of development projects in the area of diabetes. 
  • Will show strong leadership and management skills, enabling flexibility and scientific rigor in the groups and with cross projects, and cross functional collaborations within Research and Development, in the different therapeutic areas, to accomplish Company goals.
  • The candidate will evaluate external opportunities in these therapeutic areas in collaboration with the discovery and clinical research groups and the staff in Business Development

 

Desired Skills:

  • The successful candidate should have a strong background in Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, and associated signalling pathways. He/she should be able to identify and evaluate targets directed at Diabetes, leveraging the metabolic Disorders, and related current clinical practices. He/she should have in-depth knowledge of pre-clinical drug discovery and development.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills are required along with strong leadership, organizational and planning skills together with scientific creativity and critical thinking.

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.
The subject line may read 'Application for Director/ Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders /Pharmacology-001

 Medicinal Chemistry - Assistant Director

 Job code : AD-Medicinal Chemistry - 002

Position: Assistant Director
Department: Medicinal Chemistry
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education:

Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

(At least 1-2 years of Post-Doctoral research experience is desirable)

Experience: 5 to 10 years

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for advancement of project(s) – advancement to candidate selection
  • Contributing towards the initiation of new medicinal chemistry project(s), for future pipeline generation
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and management skills with strong scientific rigor in the group and within cross functional project teams. Cross functional collaborations within Research and Development in the different therapeutic areas to accomplish Company goals 
  • The successful candidate will lead and manage a group focused on drug discovery and will collaboratively integrate these efforts with those of  development projects
  • Experience in and responsibility of supervising and developing junior/mid level scientists forms an important aspect of this role.

 

Desired Skills:

Experience in Medicinal Chemistry, in a pharmaceutical or biotech company. Exposure in an international set up (USA / UK) would be preferred.

  • Problem-solving skills in multi-disciplinary environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Independent design, synthesis, purification and characterization of bioactive  molecules. Parallel synthesis/ molecular modeling knowledge desirable
  • Prior successes/exposure in advancing compounds to Clinical Trials desirable.

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.
The subject line may read 'Application for AD/Medicinal Chemistry/002'.

 Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics - Senior Research Scientist

Job code : DMPK Proteomics - 001

Position: Senior Research Scientist
Department: Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics(Group - Development DMPK)
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: M.Sc./ M.Pharm/ PhD 
Experience:

0-5 years for Masters/ 0-3 years for PhD

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and perform mass spectrometry-based comprehensive proteomic workflows including protein fractionation, 2D gel analysis, in-gel and in-solution sample preparation, protein ID, peptide mass fingerprinting, label-free quantification and data analysis. Further, integration of proteomic data with metabolomic and pharmacological information to support drug discovery and development
  • Maintain and operate nanoLC-HRMS (high resolution mass spec), MALDI-TOF and UPLC-MS/MS instruments such as Q-Exactive Orbitrap and Q-TOF LC/MS. Also train and assist other team members
  • Perform large scale MS data processing and mining using various software such as Proteome Discoverer, MassFrontier, MetAlign, R, Matlab, Mascot, Expressionist, SEQUEST etc 
  • Generation and maintenance of biological sample bank, metabolite and protein standards, spectral libraries and databases

 

Desired Skills:

  • Independently execute high-throughput proteomic and metabolomic sample preparations for in-vitro and in-vivo biological samples
  • Hands-on experience in operating and maintaining high resolution mass spec instruments
  • Experience in application of proteomic technology for target discovery and studying cancer metabolism is highly desirable 
  • Should have strong communication, interpersonal and data presentation skills to coordinate with other drug discovery and development groups 
  • Having industrial experience in small molecule Metabolomics, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism (Metabolite -ID) and  in vitro assays using LC-MS will have an added advantage

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.
The subject line may read 'Application for DMPK Proteomics - 001'

 Scientific Support-Clinical - Medical Writer

Job code : MW1M

Position: Medical Writer
Department: Scientific Support-Clinical
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education:
Master’s degree in Life Sciences/Health Related Sciences or equivalent
Minimum 2- 3 years of medical writing experience: Experience in writing multiple clinical study reports, and either CTD documents or similar, or study protocols
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of the drug development process and a broad knowledge of FDA and DCGI guidelines. 
Extensive clinical/scientific writing skills.
Experience:

2-3 years

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform Medical Writing activities on the assigned project in a timely and efficient manner
  • Implement and promote use of consistent, efficient and quality processes to meet timelines and deliverables according to requirements and standard operating procedures, and assume accountability for the deliverables
  • To develop Clinical Trial protocols
  • To author Clinical Study Reports for Phase 1-4 trials, including full study reports and abbreviated reports
  • Ensure high quality, timely communication and project information flow to the Head, Scientific support clinical
  • To help in drafting Investigator’s Brochure and IB updates once clinical strategy is finalized.
  • To assist in template development and management of company specific templates
  • To assist in maintaining a standard format for various types of documents that are needed for regulatory submission
  • To review SAP and provide inputs
  • To review SAR and provide inputs
  • To provide research information required for a particular therapeutic area available to all team members as required
  • Write various regulatory reports for Indian as well as global regulatory submissions
  • To edit pre-clinical reports required for IND submissions
  • To author summaries of pre-clinical reports for inclusion into the Investigators Brochure
  • To liaise with pre-clinical development and discovery departments to provide medical writing support for key reports 
  • Perform Quality control of written documents and ensure they meet the required standards
  • Development of SOPs and processes for Medical Writing in compliance to regulatory requirements
  • To keep up-to-date with new development and research in medical arena of drug development as appropriate 
  • Ensure compliance of operations with governing regulatory requirements
  • Create, maintain and assume accountability for a culture of high customer service

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read 'Application for Medical Writer - MW1M

 Business Development - Senior Manager

Job code : Senior Manager - BD

Position: Senior Manager
Department: Business Development
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: M.Sc./ M.Pharm , MBA in Finance will be an added advantage
Experience:

Minimum 3 yrs of relevant experience

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Project managing business development agreements and grant applications in conjunction with a cross-functional team, including scientific and legal experts to ensure timely completion.
  • Negotiating reasonable commercial terms for research agreements and collaborations

 

Secondary Responsibilities (as appropriate):

  • Providing competitive intelligence on Piramal pipeline products to key stakeholders
  • Detailed due diligence for licensing(in and out), including “bottoms-up” commercial sales forecasting for pharmaceutical products and financial valuation
  • Detailed financial modeling in Excel including DCF and NPV valuations
  • Strategic planning projects 
  • Pharmaceutical portfolio management, including use of Monte Carlo simulation techniques

 

Desired Skill Sets:

  • The applicant should possess the ability to liaise seamlessly with a group of research scientists, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders; work with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Prior experience in business development / alliance management / technology transfer is desirable. Experience in groups such as Corporate Strategy, Portfolio Management, Marketing, and R&D Finance within a global life sciences/biopharma environment or an international consulting firm or investment bank would be an added advantage.

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read 'Senior Manager - BD

 Translational Science - Senior Director

Job code : Senior Director: Translational Science

Position: Senior Director
Department: Translational Science
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: PhD or MD/Ph.D in Oncology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Endocrinology, or an equivalent life science
Experience:

12+ years of post-PhD or MD/PhD experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech company.

Prior experience in discovery and clinical development of small molecules in the areas of oncology and/or metabolic disorders is required.  Ability to develop and implement strategies to evaluate PK/PD, MOA, biomarkers, evaluate and support clinical, non-clinical and translational research stage projects; knowledge of GLP and IND-enabling PK and toxicology studies preferred. He/she should have experience in working with clinics, human samples, ‘omics’ data, etc. He/she should possess the ability to lead a group of research scientists, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders; work with multidisciplinary teams.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage translational R&D activities including clinical assay development and sample testing, biomarkers evaluation, mechanistic biology studies for the company’s clinical stage drug candidates.  
  • Work closely with research, regulatory affairs, clinical functions to facilitate execution of studies and to ensure effective transition of projects from research into/and during clinical development. 
  • Manage and oversee the translational research unit. 
  • Support other non-clinical, preclinical and research efforts as requested. 
  • Design, lead and oversee non-clinical experimental strategy for projects
  • Establish appropriate metrics and pre-clinical deliverables for projects in collaboration with Project Leads, Clinical, Discovery, Preclinical groups/departments.
  • Work in collaboration with Program management to manage project timelines and budget for Translational Research Milestones.
  • Organize and conduct, in collaboration with Program Management, group meetings, analysis, interpretation of data, and communicate/disseminate results and key findings and provide regular project status updates to management. 
  • Actively engage and provide scientific guidance to junior colleagues
  • Provide scientific/technical expertise to projects/initiatives as requested.
  • Provide ongoing scientific/technical support to Business Development, Legal, Management as requested. 
  • Provide scientific analysis and support during due diligence activities as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with preclinical and clinical scientific leads to expedite effective transition of preclinical stage projects into clinical development. 
  • Represent the company at external events (including meetings with regulatory authorities) or conferences when required. 

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read 'Senior Director: Translational Science

 Pharmaceutical R&D- Research Scientist

Job code : RS – PR&D

Position: Research Scientist
Department: Pharmaceutical R&D
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: Ph.D in organic or Physical Chemistry 
Experience:

Minimum 2-3 yrs of relevant experience

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performing the Physicochemical characterization of NCE’s
  • Screening of salts for NCE compounds in High throughput salt screening platform
  • Identification of polymorphs, hydrates, solvates for NCE and generic compounds
  • He/She will be responsible for routine analytical testing (HPLC, X-ray powder diffraction, DSC, TGA, IR, particle size distribution, microscopy, etc.)
  • Job would required to closely work with the formulation scientist in selection of polymers for solid dispersion approach through high through put platform

 

Skills:

  • In depth knowledge and hands on experience in XRPD, crystal behaviors
  • Knowledge thermal analytical techniques, salt screening, polymorph identification
  • Determination of relevant polymorphic forms of NCE molecules
  • Evaluation of polymorphic transformations 
  • Identification of thermodynamic most stable form
  • Identification of hydrates and solvates
  • Evaluation of different crystallization techniques (cooling, seeding, addition of antisolvent, pH shift, and salt formation)
  • Variation of solvent systems (solvent quality, solvent class)
  • Determination of proper stirring time and speed
  • Assessment of changes in substrate concentration
  • Process development in terms of crystal design (size, shape)
  • Comprehensive analytical testing (HPLC, headspace GC, X-ray powder diffraction, IR, NMR particle size distribution, microscopy, etc.)

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read as 'Application for RS – PR&D'  

 Patents - Senior Executive

Job code : Senior Executive – Patents - 001

Position: Senior Executive
Department: Patents
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: M. Sc in Organics Chemistry , Post-graduate Diploma in Patents Law (Desirable)
Experience:

2-3 years hands on experience in dealing with Pharmaceutical Patents, particularly in conducting prior art searches, patent drafting, patent landscaping.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conducting prior art searches, analyzing the search hits and preparing novelty/patentability reports.
  • Drafting of patent applications
  • Preparing landscape reports
  • Conducting competitive research & preparing tracker reports

 

Skills:

  • Analytical skills & proficiency in written communication

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read as 'Application for Senior Executive – Patents- 001'  

 Pharmacology - Research Technology - Research Associate 

Job code : RA :1B

Position: Research Associate 
Department: Pharmacology , Research  Technology 
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Biochemistry or any related field.
Experience:

1-2 years prior hands on experience in a cell/molecular biology/biochemistry lab with Passion for research and doing bench work

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct day-to-day testing of compounds in cell/biochemical based assays in a team oriented manner. 
  • He or she will be expected to analyze, interpret experimental data independently and should be willing to test new methods and technologies.
  • The candidate will be required to document experiments accurately and share results within lab as well as to the other cross functional teams.
  • He/she will be expected to have an excellent understanding and knowledge of some of the cell and molecular biology tools and techniques.
  • The candidate will be required to prepare lab reagents, take responsibility for placing Indent orders, manage cell culture lab and should be willing to take responsibility for routine work in the lab.

 

Skills:

  • Cell and Biochemical Assay optimization.
  • Good pair of hands and willingness to handle assays independently.  
  • Ability to multitask and learn and grow

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read as 'Application for Research Associate – RA :1B'  

 DMPK - Research Associate

Job code : APP-DMPK-in vivo-001

Position: Research Associate 
Department: DMPK
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: Post-Graduation in a Science background preferably M. Pharm. Industry experience in DMPK preferred
Experience:

0-3 years

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • To conduct various pharmacokinetic studies based on the design of the study protocol (like:bioavailabilty, dose proportionality study, Tissue distribution study)
  • To perform cannulation in small laboratory animals (jugular vein cannulation, carotid artery and bile duct cannulation)
  • Calculating various PK parameters using WinNonlin software
  • Preparation of SOP
  • Preparation of journal reports and IND reports
  • Preparation of presentations

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read as 'Application for Research Associate – DMPK - RA :1B'  

 Pilot Plant & Kilo Lab - Senior Executive

Job code : Senior Executive – Pilot Plant - 001

Position: Senior Executive
Department: Pilot Plant & Kilo Lab
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: M. Sc in Organics Chemistry
Experience:

2-3 years hands on experience

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Should have experience in handling pilot plant activities (capacity: 50-100 L) for the scale up of Intermediates and API’s.
  • Able to work individually in plant, like operating the reactors (SS & GLR) for scale up, handling of dryers (VTD), handling of centrifuges & filters, maintaining the utilities, etc.
  • Also should have  hands on experience in R&D Process development in lab scale
  • Should have knowledge in quality systems like following the SOP’s, BMR preparation, TTD

 

Skills:

  • Scale up and R&D experience 

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read as 'Application for Senior Executive – Pilot Plant- 001'  

 Pharmacology / Cancer Biology - Research Associate

Job code : Research Associate - Cancer Biology - 001

Position: Research Associate 
Department: Pharmacology / Cancer Biology
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: MSc./ M.Pharm/ M.tech
Experience:

1-2 years a prior hand on experience in a cell biology lab is highly desired.  Interest in science and research is a must.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Under close supervision, the successful candidate will be expected to conduct day-to-day testing and profiling of compounds in cell based and biochemical assays. 
  • The candidate is expected to analyze, interpret, draw conclusions and test new methodologies.
  • The candidate will be expected to have a good understanding and knowledge of laboratory tools, techniques, methods, and underlying principles.
  • The candidate should know Tissue culture and Molecular Biology skills, which include cell culture (primary cultures and established cell lines), Biochemical enzyme assays, ELISA, SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting, microscopy techniques (immunofluorescence), Flow cytometry.

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read as 'Application for Research Associate - Cancer Biology - 001'  

 Piramal Critical Care - Regulatory Affairs - Manager

Job code : Manager – Regulatory Affairs -001

Position: Manager  
Department: Piramal Critical Care - Regulatory Affairs 
Location: Goregaon, Mumbai
Education: B Pharm or M Pharm or MSc 
Experience:

7-8 Year

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Should have handled  regulated markets especially Europe for at least 7-8 years
  • Should have experience of handling submissions through DCP /MRP procedures and also query responses 
  • Should have experience of doing post approval activities ( Renewals, variations etc ) 
  • Good communication skills both spoken and written English 
  • Should have experience of doing e-CTD submission. 
  • Should be well versed with using excel sheets,  Power Point etc 
  • Should be a team player 
  • Ready to take challenges in work  
  • Ready to move to different locations for work as and when required.
  • Should be updated with latest regulatory requirements 
  • Will need to do coordination intra and inter department and across sites globally 
  • Should be good at review of documents  and should have good technical knowledge 
  • Should be able to do multi tasking

 

In case you wish to apply to this position, please send us your CV

Applications may be sent to research.recruitment@piramal.com.

The subject line may read as 'Application for Manager – Regulatory Affairs -001'