• Investigative Fate Scientist – Environmental and Biological Fate

    Location US-DE-Newark
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Exp. (Yrs)
    Research & Development
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    Domestic Travel Required
    Int'l Travel required
    Company Vehicle
    Working from Home Office
    Relocation Eligible
  • 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.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


    FMC Global Regulatory Sciences is looking for a highly-motivated individual to work in our Investigative Fate Group in our Newark, Delaware, research facility. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated track record of working on projects relating to the discovery, characterization, and/or optimization of agrochemicals. Working in an interdisciplinary team environment, the successful candidate will have the technical and analytical experience necessary to elucidate agrochemical dissipation processes such as degradation in soils, plants and/or insects, hydrolysis, photolysis, volatilization, and sorption to assess biological efficacy and environmental performance.  This knowledge is then applied to guide compound lead optimization, ultimately leading to product registration in the global marketplace.


    • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary group of scientists within the Research and Development organization to facilitate the discovery and development of novel and innovative crop protection products.
    • Design, conduct, interpret, and communicate results of timeline-driven studies designed to understand the fate of crop protection products in soil, plants, and insects.
    • Compile data generated internally and externally through contract research organizations to characterize behavior of potential new crop protection products.
    • Work closely with chemists and biologists to develop structure activity relationships and use that knowledge to guide optimization efforts.
    • Effectively communicate technical information to diverse internal and external customers.

    Required Education

    A Ph.D. degree with 5 or more years of experience or a M.S. degree with 10 or more years of experience in a discipline related to evaluating the behavior of small organic molecules in soils, plants, insects, or the natural environment (plant or insect physiology with demonstrated analytical or bioanalytical chemistry skills and knowledge).


    • Self-starter and excellent communicator with strong leadership, interpersonal and organization skills, and the ability to influence project teams and manage stakeholders.
    • Proficient in experimental design and data analysis.
    • Experience with analytical instrumentation including HPLC and LC/MS.
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct laboratory/greenhouse/small-scale field studies with the intent to characterize behavior of crop protection products or their breakdown products in various matrices (e.g. soils and plants).
    • Strong computer software skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Origin scientific graphing software.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a flexible environment, learning new skills which can be utilized within Global Regulatory Sciences across both discovery and development. 
    • Ability to work in the United States of America.

    Additional Beneficial Experience 

    • Familiarity with global pesticide registration guidelines and data requirements.
    • Experience with environmental models (e.g. Cake and Hydrus)
    • Experience working with radiolabeled materials.
    • Thorough understanding of chemical and physical properties of molecules and the relationship of these properties to biological activity and behavior in the environment.
    • Experience with the acquisition and interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative mass spectral data (low-level quantitation and metabolite/degradate identification).
    • Understanding of various routes of metabolism and degradation in the environment (e.g. soils and plants).
    • Experience in non-target effects testing, ecotoxicology, and/or environmental risk assessment.

    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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