• Sr. Formulation Scientist

    Location US-DE-Newark
    Job ID
    2018-8529
    # Positions
    1
    Exp. (Yrs)
    5+
    Category
    Research & Development
    Type
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    No
    Domestic Travel Required
    Yes
    % Domestic Travel
    5-10%
    Int'l Travel required
    No
    Company Vehicle
    No
    Working from Home Office
    No
    Relocation Eligible
    Yes
  • Company Overview

    FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.
     
    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.

    Overview

    FMC Research & Development, Formulations, Stine Research Center, Newark DE is seeking highly motivated, experienced formulation scientist to join our formulation team. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate is to develop high quality novel formulations, formulation technologies, and programs to meet current and future customer, manufacturing, regulatory and application requirements; develop formulation concepts; solve technical problems for existing formulations and formulation processes.

    Responsibilities

    • Conceptualize, develop and assist in the commercialization of new robust agrochemical formulations (WG, WP, SC, EC, SE, CS, ZC, etc) and formulation technologies to support FMC’s innovation pipeline.
    • Design experiments, generate data, and produce samples at lab and pilot scale to meet program goals.
    • Document technology to transfer it effectively to various customers (such as engineering, operations, contractors, registration, and business teams).
    • Solve technical problems for new and existing products and processes (startups, Process Hazard Analysis, QAR’s, registration information, etc) to meet product manufacture, sales and registration objectives.
    • Represent Formulations development in multi-disciplinary project teams including experts from biology, engineering, marketing, regulatory and other project core functions
    • Manage multiple projects, prioritizing and resourcing to meet all project objectives.
    • Serve as a technical consultant for multiple key technologies, product knowledge, and know-how.
    • Keeps up to date with the technological trends in the field of Agrochemical Formulations, and works with FMC legal counselors to guarantee FMC’s freedom to operate and protection of our IP
    • Continuously grow professionally and serve as a mentor to others to improve the competitiveness of the overall business.
    • Manage all aspects of laboratory safety and apply technical knowledge to develop strategies for improvement.

    Required Education

    PhD degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related science and 5+ years relevant industry experience; or Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related science and 8+ years relevant industry experience; or Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related science and 10+ years relevant industry experience

    Qualifications

    • Experience in developing robust formulations and formulation processes of various types (e.g., pan or fluid bed granulation, extrusion, powder, spray drying, solutions, emulsifiables, suspensions, packaging).
    • Experience in applying core formulation-related technologies (e.g., rheology, particle technology, comminution, disperse-phase, blend technology, interfacial chemistry, industrial use of surfactants, polymers and solvents) to research problems
    • Experience in delivering high quality, high volume and on-time results including overcoming technical and organizational hurdles.
    • A good team player that can cooperate with team members by helping and sharing ideas and work together.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to manage relationships in a project team environment and communicate technical and non-technical information effectively with global internal and external partners.
    • Experience in effectively integrating and managing multiple programs and leading cross-functional and/or cross business teams in accordance with project management principles.
    • Experience and skill in thoroughly documenting and organizing all relevant results and related information in detailed reports and regulatory documents.
    • Proven track record as a technical expert for the business for key and/or multiple technologies.
    • Experience in generating and implementing novel programs that add significant business value.
    • Experience in driving and implementing change in a positive manner to make improvements that impact the competency and/or business.
    • Experience in developing, coaching, and encouraging leadership in others.
    • Experience in adhering to strong safety principles, practices, and resources.

    EEO Statement

    At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.

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