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03/03 Richieshmeet
HR at Asian Paints

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Asian Paints - Lead Researcher II - Resin Development (3-7 yrs)

Navi Mumbai Job Code: 22845

Role Description :

- Create Resin development Projects for decorative/ industrial coating application in consultation with various stake holders.


- The incumbent is expected to plan, organize and conduct Lab Experiments along with fellow Researchers towards development of new polymers on assigned projects. The role also requires scaling up /standardization of bench scale developed resins in the plant for their commercialization.

Primary Responsibilities :

- Idea generation / picking up ideas towards creation of a new project

- Hold discussions with stake holders to identify specific project to be taken up for development work

- Conduct Literature search, identify possible synthetic routes and organize required RMs, equipments etc

- Design and development of resins from bench scale to pilot / manufacturing scale

- Application of scientific principles in the design of experiments and to solve complex technology problems

- Provide day-to-day direction, coaching and feedback to researchers on Project work

- Interact with paint development groups for understanding their requirements and support them to achieve technology objectives

- Interact with vendors / supply chain for identification and procurement of raw materials and instruments for development work

- Practice and implement conducive work culture for meeting the Quality objectives (ISO) and Safe Work culture (OH&S) criteria set by the company

- Support supply chain, manufacturing and marketing for achieving value engineering, standardization and customer centric objectives

- Write technical papers, patenting new technologies and give technical presentation to internal & external customers

Scope of Work :

a) Financial Scope (Range of financial spend):- Budgeting & implementation of Capex towards procurement of New equipments / Instruments etc

b) People Management Scope (Range of no. of Direct/ Indirect Reports): - Lead 1-2 Researchers for the development of new polymers for coatings

c) Geography Coverage (Country-wide/ State-wide / Area-wide) - NA

d) Corporate Coverage (Company-wide / Business Unit or Function-wide / Sub-function-wide / Other): - All business units (Deco, PPGAP, APPPG), All Plants, OPCs and IBU

Key Interactions :

Internal - Paint development groups :

- Analytical groups / Vendor development Lab / Microbiology Lab

- Supply chain/Manufacturing/Marketing

External - Vendors :

- Technical Institutes

- National/International seminars and Workshops

Qualifications :

Essential : PhD in Organic Chemistry/ Polymer Science/ Plastic technology

Desired:

- PhD with Post-doctorial research in Organic chemistry / Polymer / Plastic technology .

- Consistently good academic record from SSC to post graduation

Previous Experience :

Essential :

- Min. 4-6 yrs Research experience in Polymers for coatings in a Research Lab. of reputed Organization.

Desired :

- Hands on work experience on synthesis and characterization of polymers for coatings.

Functional Competencies :

- Knowledge of polymer synthesis like epoxies, acrylics, polyurethanes, silicones, amino, polyesters, phenolics etc.

- Knowledge of polymer characterization through modern analytical techniques like DSC, GPC, TGA, etc

- Good publications on polymer synthesis and characterization in reputed national / international journals

- Project management ability

- Techno commercial aptitude

Behavioral Competencies :

- Amiable nature & pleasant personality

- Excellent written and oral communication skill

- Willing to work with his own hand in the Lab

- Adaptability to new roles & responsibilities

- Customer orientation

- Excellent interpersonal skills

Additional Requirements : Excellent Analytical aptitude & understanding of statistical techniques e.g. Six Sigma, FMEA, DOE etc.

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