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Global R&D Scientist, Discovery Biology- Weed Scientist with FMC Corporation in Newark, Delaware

Type of position Global R&D Scientist to work in the Herbicide Discovery Biology
Employer FMC Corporation
Description of Employer 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.

Location Newark, Delaware
Salary Competitive based on experience
Closing date of competition 10/1/2020
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties The Global R&D Scientist provides strong biological technical results and leadership to Herbicide Discovery process. The Herbicide Discovery Global R&D Scientist generates extensive biological results through a series of tiered screens and special tests, interprets and reports the results and works closely with synthesis chemists, biochemists and environmental scientists in a team environment to optimize lead area chemistry. Development, validation and implementation of new screens also compliments these activities.  

The successful Global R&D Scientist should have a good understanding of current and evolving weed control practices in multiple market regions and crops and will apply this knowledge to the assessment of new herbicide active ingredients. They will generate greenhouse and field biological results and integrate this information with mode of action, environmental fate, crop and weed metabolism and other topics generated by others on the team to discover superior new product candidates. The position calls for active networking with FMC regional field development specialists and marketing teams as well as strong interactions with the academic weed/crop science communities.

Qualifications sought
  • Ph.D in a relevant scientific area such as Weed Science, Agronomy, or Plant Physiology with 4-5 years agronomic experience.
  • Experience in developing research programs which are technically demanding and effectively integrate critical technologies to apply new technologies broadly
  • Experience in operating in an unstructured environment and define novel research approaches to complex scientific or technical problem
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective networks to accomplish work
  • Experience in working as an individual and as an effective team player
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in effectively supervising others
  • Experience in effectively mentoring other employees
  • Strict observance and adherence to required and approved safety procedures
  • Familiarity with organic chemistry nomenclature and physical properties, agrichemical site of action and/or soil science, as well as skills in data management, modeling, visualization and interpretation are strong positives
  • Knowledge of practical weed control or agricultural experience is also highly desirable
Contact for additional information Dorothy Townsend, Talent Acquisition Business Partner
Dorothy.townsend@fmc.com
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Submit to Please Apply on Company Website: https://jobs-fmc.icims.com/jobs/9205/global-r%26d-scientist%2c-discovery-biology–weed-scientist/job?branding=live
Additional Information 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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