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R&D Technical Associate

Keywords / Skills : R&D Technical Associate

8 - 11 years
Posted: 2019-04-09

Manufacturing/ Engineering/ R&D
VP/ GM - R & D
Posted On
9th Apr 2019
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Job Description Position: R&D Technical Associate

Report to: Star Scientist

Location: Shanghai

Travel %: Minimal


The purpose of the Technical Associate role is to provide laboratory synthesis, analytical, technical service and manufacturing support to scientists, to support the maintenance and growth of the business in target market segments. The Technical Associate is expected to perform all duties in a safe manner, and to maintain a safe operating environment.


Contribute to value creation in the working environment through experimental knowledge and healthy behaviors
Contribute to value creation in the working environment through in-depth knowledge of own activities and through basic understanding of its relevance
Formulate and complete test method developments using relevant scientific theories under minimum supervision
Formulate and complete small technical service projects by selecting and applying the appropriate approach and gather informational support, provide technical advice and communicate regularly to internal and external customers
Provide input on results by comparing outcomes of previous investigations, or results quoted in literature
Participate in the preparation and generation of internal reports
Execute experimental programs, meeting deadlines and ensuring quality data produced
Modify installations, experimental set-ups, equipment or instruments on the basis of experimental results
Routinely purchase standard materials and/or chemicals and contributes to minor changes/improvements to installations or equipment (purchase order input)
Monitor the labs to ensure regulations and safety are enforced
And other duties as assigned to safely perform


Bachelor's Degree in relevant field: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering
Minimum 8 years related experience preferred

Knowledge and technical understanding in at least two of the following areas organic chemistry; analytical chemistry; inorganic chemistry; laboratory automation; process technology; etc.
Knowledge of processing and evaluating experimental data
Ability to organize technical data in support of own and other's work
Ability to use specialized instruments, equipment and troubleshoot instruments and equipment
Ability to provide factual information for selecting the approach and/or comparison with (experimental) data, according to own insights and/or sources broadly suggested by supervisor or colleagues.
Understanding of underlying experimental concepts

Ability to formulate the experimental program in detail. Ability to modify as required during the course of the investigation and discusses potential new (experimental) approaches with direct supervisor
Ability to develop and conduct presentations
Develop ability to coach/mentor lower level technicians
Advanced knowledge with relevant health and safety policies with regard to experiments and chemical use (HAZCOM)

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