Process Chemist

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Jan 7, 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for a Process Chemist to join a leading agricultural sciences company.


About Us

FMC is an agricultural sciences company that advances farming through innovative and sustainable crop protection technologies. From our industry leading discovery pipeline, to unique application systems, to modern biological products, we are passionate about bringing new solutions to farmers around the world. For more than 130 years, FMC has been rooted in agriculture and innovation.


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 brought into use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


Our six Core Values define who we are and how we do business: Integrity, Safety, Sustainability, Respect for People, Agility and Customer Centricity. Collectively, these values guide us as individuals and as a team of 6,500 people around the world.


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.


About the Role

FMC is establishing a Singapore Technical Center (STC) with the objective of expanding its chemistry, engineering and analytical capabilities in the region. The mission of the STC is to provide long-term sustainable process technology supporting the growth of our global business. This includes development of new chemical processes suitable for implementation at commercial scale, as well as, chemistry and engineering improvement of our current operations.

We are looking to hire a seasoned professional who will be responsible for chemical process development activities at our STC, reporting directly to the Chemistry Team Leader based in Singapore. He/she will work closely with our global teams to manage a technical project portfolio, executing against strategies that drive business results.
This role requires a strong background in organic synthesis and process chemistry. As part of a cross-functional team of chemists, analytical scientists and engineers, the Process Chemist will conduct hands-on laboratory-based programs to develop chemical processes suitable for commercial manufacture. This includes engagement during all phases of process development, with responsibilities from early stage ideation to implementation in manufacturing plants.

More specifically, the responsibilities associated with this role include:
▪ Strict observance and adherence to required FMC safety procedures
▪ Design and hands-on execution of laboratory experiments to demonstrate commercial process feasibility and to establish essential chemistry/engineering parameters.
▪ Development of process concepts for chemical synthetic routes/manufacturing processes.
▪ Development of basic data, definition of operating conditions and critical limits, and establishment of safety and quality parameters for the commercial process through scale up
▪ Design, direct, and coordinate work with external research partners to supplement internal experimental programs.
▪ Effective documentation and transfer of technology to the manufacturing network.
▪ Provide chemistry expertise during cases of plant operation product quality issues
▪ Participate in the planning and start-up of commercial operations


About You
The key to success in this position is a strong drive for results and desire to lead the way and be part of a high performing team at the Singapore Technical Center. As you will be interacting with a broad global network of stakeholders, it’s important that you possess strong people and communication skills and are able to collaborate effectively both externally and internally across functions and countries.
We also imagine that you have:
▪ Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
▪ Minimum 2-5 years of R&D experience in agro or pharmaceutical or fine/specialty chemical industry or postdoctoral experience with focus on organic synthesis is required.
▪ Familiarity with concepts of developing safe and cost-effective chemical processes
▪ Demonstrated experience in process scale-up to Kilo Lab and/or Pilot Plant scale will be an added advantage.
▪ Experience in troubleshooting issues encountered during scale-up or technology transfer of chemical processes
▪ Experience working with CRO’s
▪ Experience and/or strong interests in interdisciplinary project work - project management experience will be an added advantage
▪ Experience working as an individual and as an effective team player
▪ Experience in effectively mentoring other team members
▪ Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse group
▪ Experience in working in dynamic, timeline driven environment
▪ Strong track record of delivering high quality results that meet or exceed expectations
▪ Flexible work schedules to accommodate work performed in different geographies required.
▪ Ability to travel to international sites may be required (up to 10%)


What We Offer

  • Exciting opportunities to learn and grow within a dynamic, results-focused and growth-oriented international business where your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one
  • A diverse and inclusive work environment where you can bring your whole self to work
  • Competitive salary and benefits package


See Yourself in FMC, Be Yourself in FMC: We strive to be an inclusive workplace where our employees reflect the community, are valued, find purpose in their work, and grow and contribute to their fullest potential. FMC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer