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Research Associate – Pune, India

Company Overview

Proeon is an award-winning startup focused on making food that is good for people, the planet, and the conscience. An innovation-driven company with a deep focus on creating next-generation plant protein ingredients with superior nutrition, functional and sensory profiles for plant-based egg, meat & dairy alternatives, functional foods, and nutraceutical industries globally. We are partnering with leading food brands to build sustainable, healthier, and tastier products for consumers across the world.

Core Responsibilities

  1. Execute lab-scale research on the optimization of existing processes for plant protein isolation and purification.
  2. Assist in developing innovative processes for plant protein isolation, purification, and modification. Assist in developing processes for value-added by-products.
  3. Perform various types of food analysis methods, including protein analysis, carbohydrate analysis, and other routine Biochemical analyses.
  4. Characterize the protein products and by-products for functionality.
  5. Maintain necessary documentation, data of the experiments, and results.
  6. Maintain lab equipment, calibration, and troubleshooting any analysis-related issues
  7. Assist in inventory management of lab chemicals and consumables.
  8. To maintain and upkeep the hygiene, cleanliness, and work place safety in the lab


Education Qualification:  M.Sc./ Biotechnology /Biochemistry/Food Technology or related fields

Experience: 2 to 4 years R&D in Protein processing, grains/cereal processing, and process development in the ingredients industry, preferably in the food and nutrition industry.


  • Experience in developing processes for the purification of proteins/carbohydrates for the food ingredient industry.
  • Understanding of downstream processing steps.
  • Experience in Biochemical analysis of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids.
  • Ability to independently conduct experiments, complex technical operations, and information search /analysis.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze results and make scientific and logical suggestions.
  • Ability to plan work and manage daily workflow in sync with other team members.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office and Google Docs
  • Adaptability, Initiative, Teamwork, Integrity
  • Passion for learning
  • Good troubleshooting skills to resolve the problems encountered
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

Job Location: Pune