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R&D Analytical Chemist

FMC Corporation Newark, DE
  • Posted: October 09, 2019
  • Full-Time

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.
FMC Corporation, R&D Analytical Sciences is seeking Analytical Chemist candidates to support their agricultural sciences business. A principle scientific background in separation science and mass spectrometry is desired for this role. In this role, key responsibilities are to design, develop and validate analytical methods and studies for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of agricultural pipeline products, their intermediates, metabolites and impurities. The scope of this role includes support for: process and formulations development, manufacturing of existing commercial and pipeline products, and defense of the current product portfolio.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
+ Design, lead, conduct or coordinate, as GLP study director or study monitor, the overall process for required analytical studies to meet regulatory guidelines.
+ Function as product and technology analytical focal point for multiple products, providing a single point of analytical contact for other R&D and business functions.
+ Interface with business-wide internal customers to resolve product issues and transfer technology.
+ Direct laboratory programs to develop quantitative and qualitative methods, including trace-level analyses and sample preparation protocols, for both pipeline and established products.
+ Apply analytical chemistry solutions to solve customer problems in a timely and cost-effective manner.
+ Train, develop and supervise associate chemists in a way that enhances their knowledge, skills and capabilities in analytical chemistry.
+ Know, understand and practice all aspects of laboratory safety and industrial hygiene protocols.
+ Manage multiple, concurrent projects/programs and prioritize work to efficiently allocate resources to meet business needs.

Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry with 3-5 years experience, or M.S. with 10+ years experience, with concentration in at least one analytical discipline. Chromatography (HPLC, UHPLC, GC) and mass spectrometric techniques (LC/MS, GC/MS) preferred, broader separations technologies will be considered.

+ Demonstrated ability to prepare scientific publications and presentations on scientific research
+ Familiarity with global pesticide registration guidelines and data requirements
+ Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with other scientists, engineers and management at all levels
+ Experience in complex problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
+ Good written and oral communication skills
+ Experience managing multiple demands in timeline driven environment
+ Hands-on method development experience in an industrial setting is highly desirable
+ Strong track record for delivering quality results in a timely manner

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.

ID: 2019-9047
Experience (Years): 3
+ Visa Sponsorship: Yes
Domestic Travel Required: No
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FMC Corporation


Newark, DE
19713 USA

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