Principal Investigator - Analytical Sciences

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Jun 26, 2024

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 has an immediate opening for enthusiastic, creative, and talented Analytical Scientist to join our Global Analytical Sciences team. The Analytical Sciences team works as part of an interdisciplinary team to support the discovery and development pipeline. 


In this role, key responsibilities are to: 

  • Design, lead, conduct or coordinate, as GLP study director or study monitor, the overall process for required analytical studies to meet global regulatory guidelines. 

  • Direct laboratory programs to design, develop and validate analytical methods for the qualitative and quantitative assessment, including trace-level analyses and sample preparation protocols, of agricultural products, their intermediates, metabolites, and impurities.   

  • Function as product and technology analytical focal point, for multiple products, providing a single point of analytical contact for other R&D and business functions. 

  • Train, develop and supervise associate chemists in a way that enhances their knowledge, skills, and capabilities in analytical chemistry. 


The scope of this role includes support for process and formulations development, manufacturing of existing commercial and pipeline products, and defense of the current product portfolio. The role includes analytical support of all phases of R&D development, with responsibility from early stage to commercial launch.  


The successful candidate will be able to work independently, but also collaborate effectively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, including analytical chemists, process chemists and process engineers.  

Required Education:  


  • Ph.D. degree in chemistry, with a preferred concentration in an analytical discipline.  Chromatography (HPLC, UHPLC, GC) and mass spectrometric techniques (LC/MS, GC/MS) preferred, broader separations technologies and other disciplines will be considered. 




  • Strong knowledge of traditional and modern analytical techniques including chromatography (HPLC, UHPLC, GC) and mass spectrometric techniques (LC/MS, GC/MS). 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively and work in teams of scientists. 

  • Flexible work schedules to accommodate work performed in different geographies. 

  • Hands-on method development experience in an industrial or GLP environment is highly desirable. 


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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