Environmental Fate / Modeling Scientist

FMC   •  

Virtual / Travel

11 - 15 years

Posted 267 days ago

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Company Overview

FMC Corporation is a leading speciality company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow that world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.


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. In short, If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


FMC Global Regulatory Sciences is looking for a highly-motivated scientist to work in our Newark, Delaware, research facility. This position supports the development of agricultural active ingredients by assessing the safety, degradation profile, and potential registerability of products through laboratory testing in various environmental and biological media following regulatory guidelines. This position may be located at our NA or EMEA R&D site, depending upon the specific qualifications of the candidate.


The successful candidate will be leading environmental fate and modeling research projects to determine and understand fundamental agrochemical dissipation processes, such as, microbial soil degradation, hydrolysis, photolysis, soil sorption, and field dissipation to support registration and commercialization of crop protection products.    



  • Proactively participate in design of regulatory studies and strategy to develop comprehensive environmental fate data dossiers, ensure their scientific consistency and uphold the technical quality of environmental fate and modeling studies.
  • Proactively participate in the development of environmental risk assessment strategies for the registration of new crop protection chemicals.
  • Serve as study/program monitor (for studies at contract research organizations) for the design, conduct, interpretation, and reporting of regulatory studies in the environmental fate/modeling area.
  • Interface with regulatory agencies on technical issues and to develop and present responses to any requests.
  • Collaborate with eco-toxicology scientists, other disciplines and product teams to conduct the environmental risk assessments and establish safe and sustainable uses for crop protection chemicals.

Required Education

A Ph.D. degree (or equivalent experience) in environmental science, engineering, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, computer modeling or similar fields.


  • Experience in the design, conduct, interpretation and reporting of studies related to determining the fate of crop protection products in the environment.
  • Experience in the chemical structural elucidation of metabolites and degradates formed in environmental matrices of soil, water, and sediment systems.
  • Experience with kinetic assessment of environmental fate studies and environmental fate modeling.
  • Experience with analytical instrumentation (e.g., HPLC, LC/MS, GC, etc.) and trace organic analytical methods development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good computer and statistical evaluation skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.

Additional Beneficial Experience 

  • Experience with handling and conducting experiments with radioisotopes.
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Standards (GLPs).
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare scientific publications and presentations on scientific research.
  • Familiarity with global pesticide registration guidelines and data requirements.
  • Background knowledge of soil science, hydrology and agronomic science is beneficial.

EEO Statement

FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace.