Let’s Build A World Without Waste


We are looking for a fresh Research Analyst, a curious soul who wants to make a difference with their talent.

Someone who enjoys analytical testing and running experiments. Someone who is comfortable with organic chemistry and scientific laboratory instruments.

Someone who is comfortable working in an unconventional lab that bridges deep R&D with operational R&D. Someone who wants to do more than just publish papers.

Someone who wants to grow with a start-up that’s growing, and contribute towards a cause that aims to make our world better in so many ways.


Working At Without

WITHOUT is not just another social enterprise or non-profit or start-up. We are an amalgamation of all that and a lot more.

Our why, our values, our guiding principles and our mission are absolute pillars in our journey to make deep, meaningful impact. We have just launched a new brand and our first product, and are trying to build on that.

Right now, we are a small but passionate team, so our work culture is evolving as we speak. We don’t believe in hierarchy and are attempting to build an environment of self-management.

We believe the following traits are currently fuelling our evolution:

Working At WITHOUT

  • PACE

    We know we are moving quickly, but it still feels too slow. We want to move faster. We want to compress many years of research into one. But at the same time, we don’t want to break things along the way. Help us find our pace.


    We are outcome-focused. By that we mean it doesn’t really matter how many hours you work, it’s what you do with those hours that matters. Work hours are flexible. Our outcomes, not as much.


    We are super transparent. There’s no point in sweeping conflicts under a rug. We don’t have much to hide from each other and are consistently evaluating our work, our feelings and our differences. We are our biggest critics.


    No task is too small or too big for any of us to do. At the same time, we play to our strengths, optimising for the greater goal we are seeking to achieve, all the while keeping our minds open to diverse perspectives.

Who Would Be A Good Fit?

We are looking for a key colleague. Someone who wants to build something bigger than themselves, while championing our credo of balanced intensity.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a fresher or entry-level candidate (less than a year of experience)
  • Has basic knowledge of material testing and characterization techniques using various analytical tools such as FTIR, NMR, UTM, HPLC, GC, MFI, IV Calcs - especially FTIR, UTM and MFI.
  • Is comfortable working in a start-up R&D laboratory with chemicals, glassware, stirrers, distillers and filtration processes.
  • Is also comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • As a bonus, is a doer who wants to work in chemistry and material innovation with diverse technical competencies in the field of material science/polymer technology, understanding of structure-property relationship of organic molecules or polymers.
  • Is aligned with Without (by Ashaya)'s vision, mission, and guiding principles.
  • Embodies our values of Truth, Grit, and Optimism.
  • Loves to solve complex problems while embracing uncertainty.
  • Is flexible at work, and open to doing even the smallest tasks.
  • Is a learner, a doer, and a self-starter, looking to grow as an individual on a technical and personal level.
  • Someone who's willing to live in Pune, India (and commute to Bhosari, MIDC) - this is not a remote role.
  • Someone looking to start at the earliest.

You will:

  • Execute and support on material characterization and testing (MFI, FTIR, UTM, HPLC, GC, IV Calcs). This role mainly involves handing laboratory equipment, helping in setting reactions or experiments, analytical testing, etc.
  • Support existing projects and in medium/long-term innovation projects in the field of organic, polymeric and sustainable materials.
  • Run regular chemical reactions focused on plastic recycling.
  • Support the overall research and development initiatives to make Without (by Ashaya) a cutting-edge organization in the waste management space.
  • Work closely with the rest of the team in a fast-paced, energetic, start-up environment to optimize our organization to perform at its peak. This includes being open to doing the smallest of tasks, in addition to the more complex ones.
  • Be an important member at Without (by Ashaya), helping shape our next stage of growth.

Your compensation:

Taking into consideration that this is a fresher position:

  • A fair, competitive market-based compensation package.
  • Stock Options (ESOPS) in the legal entity that vests over an agreed-to tenure.
  • A 3-month mutual incubation period. Both you and we will have the option to end the agreement after three months if it isn’t working out.
  • We provide benefits such as health insurance, flexible work hours (including unmonitored vacation) and Provident Fund contributions.
  • We believe in self-management (non-hierarchical) where nobody reports to anybody, but instead, we hold each other accountable to outcomes and processes.

The Process

If all that resonated with you, and if you have what it takes to reimagine waste, then come, let’s do this.
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