Research Associate

Location SG-Singapore
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/18/2021 12:59 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Research & Development
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


We are looking for a Research Associate to strengthen our Research and Development team at the Kemin Agri food Asia campus in Singapore. The candidate will be responsible for discovering, researching and developing new molecules, formula and processes that will benefit animal health in the feed and/or livestock sector. This role will provide good opportunities to gain expertise in driving research projects forward, for both individually and as an active member of a project team from idea inception, product development and commercialization. The Research Associates will be working together with our local and global counterparts as well as external research partners to design new products and co-innovate new solutions in a commercial international setting. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills, with a deep passion for translation science and curiosity to solve problems. Being innovative would be key strength we are looking for.



  • Good knowledge of physical or organic chemistry, with foundation in formulation sciences and/or process technologies.
  • Experience in the using analytical instruments such as GC, HPLC, UV spectrophotometer, and NMR would be a plus.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in product development is a major asset.
  • Problem-solving skills when carrying out experiments, and the ability to find creative solutions.
  • Tenacity and resilience, to see research projects through from idea inception, design and finally to product commercialization.
  • Meticulous and demonstrate thoroughness in research, data collection and data analysis.
  • Able to generate reports and presentations to communicate scientific findings clearly and concisely
  • Independent and team player, with enthusiasm to add value to customer
  • Good interpersonal skills with high proficiency and clarity in oral and written communications are required
  • Solid documentation and organizational ability.
  • Good organizational skills and understands priorities as well as complete assignments in a timely manner 


  • Discover, research and develop new molecules, formulations and processes that can be applied to animal feed
  • Plan and execute experiments in the lab, including interpretation and reporting of results in internal papers as well as in peer reviewed journals
  • Keep track of the relevant scientific literatures and contribute new ideas for new product development
  • Work closely together in cross-functional teams (product manager, sales team, customer lab service, regulatory affairs), as well as with global counterpart
  • Support general laboratory operational activities
  • Assist the Research Manager to successfully complete applied and breakthrough research projects
  • Assist the Research Manager in coordinating with the Operations and QC departments for process scale-up.
  • Develop new products, processes and analytical methodologies and validate the data and research findings.
  • Analyze and interpret research data, report results as research papers and scientific reports.
  • Ability to conduct lab experiments independently and adhering to safety guidelines at all times is a must.
  • Maintain all documentation as per company’s SOP.


Academic Qualification: BSc in Chemistry, Life Sciences or Food Science Technology


Experience: Preferable with 1-2 years of previous relevant experience (commercial/academic) in a wet chemistry or life sciences laboratory.


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