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Research Weed Scientist

Date of posting here November 23, 2011
Type of position Full Time Private Employer
Employer FMC Corporation
Location Princeton, NJ
Salary Neg.
Benefits Full Beneftis
Closing date of competition 1/31/12
Date position available immediate
Description of duties In this role you will manage biology whole organism studies from start to finish as part of a growing herbicide biology group within the R&D organization of a global S&P 500 leader.

Far from being confined to one or two aspects of research, you will be involved in designing, conducting and interpreting laboratory and greenhouse studies. You’ll be able to expand your knowledge on an ongoing basis and we’ll welcome your good ideas for products as well as process improvement.

We think you’ll be pleased with the resources, compensation and career opportunities at FMC.

Our new Global Innovation Center in Ewing, including new lab and greenhouse facilities, demonstrates the commitment FMC has made to R&D.

FMC is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century. As a global leader utilizing advanced technologies and customer-focused research and development, FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, specialty, and related industries.

Qualifications sought To be a good fit for this opportunity you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Plant Biology or Weed Science with at least three to five years of experience, or a master’s degree in Plant Biology or Weed Science with at least one to three years of experience.
  • Successful completion of college course work in (at minimum) weed science, plant physiology, weed taxonomy, weed control practices, organic chemistry and applied statistics.
  • Experience in conducting herbicide laboratory and greenhouse assays.
  • Knowledge of life histories of various weeds and crop species used in herbicide evaluations.
  • The ability to use microscopes, balances, pH meters and other laboratory equipment used in herbicide evaluations.
  • Computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as statistical software (we use Minitab).
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