Synthetic Organic Chemist

FMC   •  

Newark, DE

Not Specified years

Posted 272 days ago

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Company Overview

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow the 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 Agricultural Solutions 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.


FMC Agricultural Solutions has an immediate opening for a motivated Discovery Chemist at their research center in Newark, DE. We are seeking a Ph.D. chemist with strong grounding in synthetic organic chemistry. Candidates will have a solid knowledge of modern synthetic and separation methodologies, and spectroscopic identification techniques. The ability to collaborate effectively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists is essential, as successful candidates will work closely with other synthetic chemists, computational chemists, biochemists, and biologists in the discovery process.


Under thegeneral direction of a Research Manager, Discovery chemists establish research goals and objectives and manage an independent technical segment of an overall research project. They also develop an understanding of corporate, business and functional needs so as to align their work with overall strategies and objectives.

Required Education

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry is required and further post-doctoral experience is preferred.


  • Solid knowledge of traditional carbocyclic and heterocyclic chemistry and modern synthetic methodologies, modern separation methods (e.g., MPLC, HPLC), characterization techniques (e.g., NMR, MS/MS, LC/MS, GC/MS & IR), and molecular modeling for the design of synthetic targets are essential.
  • The ability to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of scientists and to capture and maintain appropriate records and effectively communicate results is essential.
  • The ability to effectively develop and test hypotheses and quickly determine the feasibility of a proposal is essential.