Process Engineer API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient)

  1. Hyderabad
  2. R&D - General
  3. IPDO

Company Description

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. is a leading multinational pharmaceutical company based across global locations. Each of our 24,000 plus employees comes to work every day for one collective purpose: to accelerate access to affordable and innovative medicines because Good Health Can’t Wait.

We started in 1984 with a modest investment, 20 employees and a bold vision. Today, we have research and development centres, manufacturing facilities or a commercial presence in 66 countries. 

For nearly four decades, we have stood for access, affordability and innovation based on the bedrock of deep science, progressive people practices and robust corporate governance. As the pharmaceutical industry evolves and undergoes disruption, we see an opportunity – to strengthen our core further (the next steps) and to build the future (the new bets).

‘The Next and the New’ is how we aim to continue to be the partner of choice – purpose-driven, future-ready and sustainable.  Our aim is to reach over 1.5 Bn+ patients across the world by 2030 by growing our core businesses and building for the future with sustainability at the core of our purpose and strategy. Sustainability for us means operating in a manner that respects people, planet and purpose – helping us conserve precious resources, serve our patients, create value for stakeholders, give back to society, fulfil our potential and maintain our integrity and transparency

Dr Reddy’s maintains a work environment, free from discrimination and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ & nurture all qualified diverse workforce without regard to race, colour religion, nationality, sex, age, disability status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender expression, citizenship or any other characteristic or classification protected by applicable law(s) of the country we operate in. We treasure every talent, and recognize merit and diversity in our organization.

Job Description

Job Summary
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Scientist in Process Engineering in Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) development with proven expertise in scaling up or down technologies to meet production demands. Proficient in Process and Chemical Engineering, adept at troubleshooting complex projects, facilitating technology transfer, and optimizing operations.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible to use process modelling tools like Dyno Chem , VISMIX for reaction, crystallization, filtration, solubility and mixing studies.
  • You will be responsible to generate and interpret PAT data to provide process understanding related to unit operation, Develop qualitative models to monitor CPP and CQAs.
  •  You will be responsible to provide scale up recommendation/control strategy based on PAT data and should develop detailed process understanding & ensure scale-up feasibility using fundamental studies of reaction kinetics, Crystallization, Process Safety, PAT & process simulation studies.
  • You will be responsible to execute lab batches / Kilo lab/CPP batches to verify design space at scale and share observations for fine tuning of process, review data sheets, scale up guideline document and conduct basic scale up calculations.
  • You will be responsible to execute trial and validation batches and support in related activities at plant in the time of scale up.  
  • You will be  responsible to Investigate and troubleshoot in case of issues in scale up/validation and support troubleshooting activities  in case of issues in scale up/validation batches.    
  • You will be responsible to document executed experiments as per quality requirement and create online documents for execution of all batches and highlight/update the critical observations during batch process.  
  • You will be responsible to draft the process for scale up i.e Kilo lab, Critical Process Parameter (CPP) and validation batches in co-ordination with Cross Functional Teams.  
  • You will be responsible to Evaluate and establish possibilities of solvent, reagents and product recoveries.
  • You will be responsible to execute kilo lab batches for scale up studies, material build up customer sample seeding. Also, support and review in compilation of the Kilo lab reports (process Parameters, observations, and compliance) on completed batches.
  • You will Prepare campaign/equipment plan with minimal guidance and understand risks/hazards associated in the process and powder handling operations.  
  • You will be responsible to prepare manufacturing process and process engineering documents with minimal guidance.    
  • You will be responsible for generation of technical data/conclusion through usage of MixIT simulation and Dynochem software. - Contribute in lab safety initiatives.
  • You should have basic understanding of  risks involved in process and powder handling operations ( RC1/DSC/TSU/ARC/MIE)..              


Educational qualification: B.tech in Chemical engineering

Minimum work experience: 3 to 6 years of experience with scale up & tech transfer of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)

Skills & attributes:
Technical Skills

  • Have work experience on Process scale up of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.
  • Experience in Process Optimization (Manufacturing)
  • Experience in Process Intensification
  • Experience in Operational Excellence
  • Experience in Chemical Process Engineering
  • Experience in Technology Transfer  

Behavioural Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with own team and cross-functional teams. 

Additional Information

About the Department

Integrated Product Development Organisation                                         

We integrate our deep science capabilities and cutting-edge technology to develop innovative, accessible and affordable therapies for patients worldwide. We are a science-driven, innovation-focused pharmaceutical company committed to accelerating access to healthcare solutions to patients around the world. We have End to end capabilities in API, Formulations, Clinical, Intellectual Property and Regulatory Affairs. We are serving 55+ markets including USA, Canada, Europe, China, LATAM, ASEAN and all Emerging Markets with innovative and generic products ranging from Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), Oral formulations, Parenteral (Injectables, Opthalmics) & Other dosages
Our product development efforts drive a portfolio of more than 1,000 products Enabled by our robust R&D team consisting of more 200 scientists and functional experts and more than 150 doctorates, we have filed 1,071 patents and also published over 1,000 papers for peer review over the years.

Benefits Offered
At Dr. Reddy’s we actively help to catalyse your career growth and professional development through personalised learning programs.
The benefits you will enjoy at Dr. Reddy’s are on par with the best industry standards. They include, among other things and other essential equipment, joining & relocation support, family support (Maternity & Paternity benefits), learning and development opportunities, medical coverage for yourself and your family, life coverage for yourself.

Our Work Culture
Ask any employee at Dr. Reddy’s why they come to work every day and they’ll say, because Good Health Can’t Wait. This is our credo as well as the guiding principle behind all our actions. We see healthcare solutions not only as scientific formulations, but as a means to help patients lead healthier lives, and we’re always attuned to the new and the next to empower people to stay fit. And to do this, we foster a culture of empathy and dynamism. People are at the core of our journey over the last few decades. They have been supported by an enabling environment that buoys individual ability while fostering teamwork and shared success. We believe that when people with diverse skills are bound together by a common purpose and value system, they can make magic.
For more details, please visit our career website at https://careers.drreddys.com/#!/ 


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