Global Regulatory Environmental Fate and Modelling Scientist

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  May 17, 2023

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 Corporation’s Global Regulatory Sciences group is part of the R&D organization. The Global Regulatory Sciences group is seeking a Global Regulatory Modelling Scientist who is focused on developing research for new and existing molecules to help farmers maintain a safe and secure food supply while protecting the environment for future generations. The position is office-based located in Newark, Delaware, at our Global R&D Center just one hour south of our corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The responsibilities include regulatory work that supports our global business, with opportunities to interface with people around the world. The Global Regulatory 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.



An Environmental Modelling Scientist in Global Regulatory Sciences is the modelling subject matter lead on cross-functional teams. The team relies upon this role to plan, oversee and perform environmental modelling projects both internally and using contract research organizations, interpret the modelling outputs generated, and communicate those findings to appropriate parties. This role develops an understanding of the environmental risk profile of molecules through risk assessment, risk refinement, data analysis, and scientific interpretation of regulatory science data and modelling outputs. An Environmental Modelling Scientist has the responsibility of using the environmental modelling package to support our registrations globally, by generating dossiers and position papers, and through communications with regulatory authorities.




  • Ph.D in Environmental Science or relevant field of study, or equivalent with 5-8 yrs experience or
  • Master’s degree in Environmental Science or relevant field of study with 8-12 yrs experience, or
  • Bachelor’s degree Environmental Science or relevant field of study with 12+ yrs



  • Experience in performing environmental modelling in an industrial or regulatory setting using suitable models (e.g. PEARL PELMO, MACRO, PRZM, KinGUI, and CAKE) 
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of global pesticide registration guidelines and data requirements
  • Prior industrial or regulatory experience and a broad understanding of the global agricultural chemical market
  • Thorough understanding of chemical and physical properties of molecules and the relationship of these properties to biological activity and behavior in the environment
  • Understanding of various routes of metabolism and degradation in the environment (e.g. soils and plants)


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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