• Associate Investigator, Discovery Chemistry Scientist

    Location US-DE-Newark
    Job ID
    2019-8823
    # Positions
    1
    Exp. (Yrs)
    0+
    Category
    Chemistry
    Level
    Experienced (non-manager)
    Type
    Full Time
    Visa Sponsorship
    No
    Domestic Travel Required
    No
    Int'l Travel required
    No
    Company Vehicle
    No
    Working from Home Office
    No
    Relocation Eligible
    Yes
    Works with Chemicals
    Yes
    Lifting required
    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 Agricultural Solutions has an immediate opening in the Discovery Chemistry Group for a motivated Associate Investigator 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 Bachelor’s or Master’s level chemists with a strong grounding in synthetic organic chemistry. Candidates will have a strong background in laboratory based work with a solid knowledge of separation techniques and spectroscopic identification approaches. The successful candidate will work independently and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator on projects related to the discovery, optimization and characterization of safe and sustainable new technologies for global agriculture.

    Required Education

    BS or MS Chemistry is required and further industrial work experience is desirable

    Qualifications

    • A solid knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry
    • Exceptional laboratory skills including expertise in modern separation methods (e.g., MPLC, HPLC) and characterization techniques (e.g., NMR, MS/MS, LC/MS, GC/MS & IR) for the synthesis of complex targets is required
    • Ability to carry out multi-step synthetic sequences to deliver analytically pure material for biological testing
    • The ability to effectively collaborate and work in teams of scientists, including working closely with a Principal Investigator

    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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