• Synthetic Organic Chemist

    Location US-DE-Newark
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    Int'l Travel required
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
    Works with Chemicals
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow the world’s food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.


    FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


    With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. In short, If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


    FMC Agricultural Solutions has an immediate opening for a motivated Discovery Chemist at Stine Research Center in Newark, DE.  The Agricultural Solutions division is an R&D-based business, dependent upon the introduction of new products to deliver a competitive advantage in the agrochemical industry. The Discovery Chemistry organization employs synthetic organic chemists to design and synthesize new high-performance crop protection molecules that may lead to new commercial products.  We are seeking Ph.D. chemists with strong grounding in synthetic organic chemistry. 


    Candidates will have a solid knowledge of modern synthetic methods, separation techniques, and spectroscopic identification approaches. The ability to collaborate effectively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists is essential, as successful candidates will work closely with other synthetic chemists, computational chemists, biochemists, and biologists in the discovery process. 

    Required Education

    Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or related discipline is required and further post-doctoral experience is desirable. 


    • A solid knowledge of traditional carbocyclic and heterocyclic chemistry and modern synthetic methodologies, modern separation methods (e.g., MPLC, HPLC), characterization techniques (e.g., NMR, MS/MS, LC/MS, GC/MS & IR), for the design of synthetic targets is required.
    • The ability to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of scientists and to capture and maintain appropriate records and effectively communicate results is essential.
    • The ability to effectively develop and test hypotheses and quickly determine the feasibility of a proposal is critical.

    EEO Statement

    FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace. 


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