R&D Process Chemist

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Sep 14, 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



  • Establish research goals and objectives and manage an independent technical segment of an overall development project.
  • Develop an understanding of corporate, business and functional needs and align their work with overall strategies and objectives.
  • Adhere to required and approved safety procedures.
  • Develop process concepts and cost analyses for chemical synthetic routes/manufacturing processes.
  • Design and conduct a hands-on laboratory-based program to demonstrate commercial process feasibility and to establish essential chemistry/engineering parameters.
  • Develop basic data, define operating conditions and critical limits, and establish safety and quality parameters for the commercial process from Discovery through scale up.
  • Document and transfer technology, direct research activities at CRO’s, support campaigns at internal and external partners, and participate in the pre-campaign planning and start-up of commercial operations.


Required Education:

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with strong background in synthetic organic chemistry


Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Solid knowledge of classical and modern synthetic methods as well as modern tools in chemical research
  • Experience with multi-step synthesis or methodology
  • Experience in effectively mentoring other team members
  • Strong ability to work in a cross disciplinary international team environment with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in working in a dynamic, timeline driven environment and strong track record of delivering high quality results that meet or exceed expectations
  • Ability to travel to national and international sites may be required (less than 10%)
  • Flexible work schedules to accommodate work performed in different geographic regions



  • Accountable
  • Adaptive
  • Inclusive
  • Innovative
  • Leadership
  • Strategic


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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