Global R&D Analytical Scientist

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Sep 22, 2022

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.


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.  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.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter


FMC’s Global Research and Development organization is looking for an Investigative Fate Scientist to support their crop protection business.  As a member of the Investigative Sciences Group your role will be focused on conducting research for new and existing molecules to help farmers maintain a safe and secure food supply while protecting the environment for future generations. A principle scientific background in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related disciplines is desired for this role. The Investigative Sciences Group offers a unique balance of individual responsibilities and a team-focused project approach, providing our scientists with opportunities to engage in proprietary molecule development, learn regulations around the world, and invest in their understanding of emerging science.



  • Design, lead and conduct laboratory studies with the goal of understanding the metabolism and the fate of our products in plants, animals, and in the environment.
  • Design and conduct novel studies with the goal of answering regulatory questions as required to gain product registrations globally. 
  • Plan and oversee in house soil and plant metabolism studies, interpret the data you generate, and communicate those findings to your project teams.
  • Collaborate with the Structural Elucidation Team and the Global Regulatory Sciences Group to isolate and identify potential degradation products and metabolites as required by the regulatory guidelines.


Required Education

  • PhD with 1-2 years of experience or MS with 5+ years of experience in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related disciplines. Knowledge of LC/MS/MS systems and chromatographic separation strategies will be considered.



  • Knowledge of the isolation and structural identification of metabolites and degradants from biological systems using radioactive samples and/or spectroscopic techniques. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a diverse team.
  • The ability to work effectively with other scientists, engineers, and management at all levels to achieve a common goal.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience managing multiple demands in timeline driven environment.
  • Experience in developing trace level residue and environmental methods a plus but not necessary.
  • Experience in a commercial setting relevant to the metabolism of organic chemicals is considered a plus but not necessary. 


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

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