Metabolism Scientist, Early Career

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Nov 12, 2021

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 Global Regulatory Sciences organization is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in our Human Health Sciences Group at our Newark, Delaware, research facility.  
•    The Metabolism Scientist is an early-career position with the salary and benefits commensurate with the industry, matching with an individual’s experience and relevant background.  
•    This position requires practical experience with pharmacokinetics, and metabolism, along with basic knowledge of organic and analytical chemistry, radiochemistry, biochemistry and/or pharmacology.  
•    This is an office-based position that utilizes experimental knowledge and regulatory know-how to support and advise internal multidisciplinary teams from early discovery and development through commercialization and registration of materials in the FMC agrochemical portfolio.  
•    This position supports internal scientists from aligned disciplines, such as toxicology, field residue, analytical chemistry, and risk assessment to make informed decisions about overall safety and risks and the ability to register active ingredients and agrochemical products.  
•    This position reports to the Manager of Metabolism and Residue.  
•    Serve as metabolism subject matter expert on cross-functional teams to provide understanding and interpretation of relevant data.  
•    Plan and oversee metabolism studies at research of contract laboratories and ensure they meet regulatory requirements.  
•    Design, execute and interpret in vitro and in vivo metabolism studies at contract research organizations.    
•    Perform data analysis, interpret PK and metabolism data to understand the ADME profile of a molecule.  
•    Determine metabolic pathways and identify metabolites of agricultural active ingredients in various plant and animal matrices.  
•    Ensure all contract laboratory operations and record-keeping are of high quality and compliant with the GLP standards.  
•    Review and summarize metabolism data from studies, literature, and other sources to prepare documents for submission.  
•    Prepare written reports and oral presentations for product registration teams and regulatory agencies.  
•    Prepare responses to regulatory questions in support of registration, renewal, and label expansion for products.   
•    Effectively manage numerous tasks/projects simultaneously to meet internal/external deadlines.  
•    Advance FMC core values of Safety, Respect, Stewardship, and Ethics.  
Required Education 
•    PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline.  Work experience in a commercial setting relevant to the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of organic chemicals is considered a plus but not necessary.  
•    Or, MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, or related discipline and a minimum 2+ years of relevant experience.  
•    Broad scientific knowledge in pharmacology, metabolism, pharmacokinetics, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, or similar scientific discipline related to agricultural or pharmaceutical products.  
•    Familiarity with the design and implementation of ADME and metabolism studies.  
•    Knowledge of the isolation and structural identification of metabolites and degradants from biological systems using radiochemical and spectroscopic techniques.  
•    Excellent and effective written and verbal communication skills.  Technical writing capability for comprehensive scientific reports and presenting results to/for appropriate target audiences.  
Additional Beneficial Experience:
•    Registration support for agrochemical, pharmaceutical, or specialty chemicals.  
•    Experience in the design and management of GLP compliant metabolism studies is desirable.  
•    Experience in preparing metabolism dossiers, scientific justifications/rationales for study waivers and overviews for registration submissions is a plus.  
•    Participation in scientific societies, associations, and task forces.  

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.  FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department at