EY GCR US - Science Specialist for RD Incentives - Advanced Analyst in Chennai, India

GCR US - Science Specialist for RD Incentives - Advanced Analyst


Requisition # CHN00034

Post Date 6 days ago

Science Specialist – R&D Business Tax Incentives

An exciting opportunity to work as part of the Business Tax Advisory group of EY in a diverse team of highly successful tax and industry specialists in either Bengaluru or Chennai. You will support companies in claiming the research & development (R&D) business tax incentives provided in the US, UK, Canada and Australia that were introduced to encourage companies in these countries to invest in innovation.

Position description:

You will be working with a variety of clients at the forefront of technology, including some of the largest global corporations, to evaluate and prepare their R&D business tax incentive claims. You will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in science. This role will require you to work in close collaboration within a team-based and consultancy environment. It will also require you to have strong technical knowledge, technical report writing skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and project management skills.


We are looking for a candidate with outstanding verbal and written communication skills to join our team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has a degree in a scientific discipline and anywhere from 0-2 years of work experience, but wants exposure to the business and financial side of an organization and wishes to use their knowledge in a creative and analytical way. If you are inquisitive and expressive, you will find this position both stimulating and rewarding. If you want to be exposed to exciting R&D initiatives in science and technology, this role is for you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Acquire a broad knowledge of current technologies to identify opportunities for claiming R&D business tax incentives for client projects in fields such as software development, cyber security, data analytics, defense, robotics, pharmaceuticals, etc.

  • Write technical project descriptions that detail the client’s R&D activities and how they satisfy the requirements of the applicable business tax incentive

  • In addition, there will be an opportunity for progression into a client-facing role in which you will interact with our clients’ scientists first-hand to discuss their latest advances in scientific research and analyze the technological aspects of their R&D projects

  • For candidates with work experience, you may be invited to take on this role within months of joining us


  • University degree in chemistry, biology or other scientific discipline

  • Though not required, 1-2 years of relevant work experience would be considered a strong asset

  • Strong understanding of the latest developments in your field

  • Excellent English communication skills (written, verbal, and listening)

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines