Biochemist

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Sep 6, 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 Agricultural Solutions is seeking a highly motivated scientist to help discover new products for the control of important agricultural pest species in weeds, fungi and insects at our Stine Research Center, Newark, Delaware.  The candidate will be a member of the Chemical Genomics Group in Discovery Biology developing a range of assay systems to discover and analyze new crop protection compounds, utilizing both established and emerging technologies. While operating an independent research program, the candidate will contribute their expertise to cross-functional teams of FMC scientists, helping bring novel crop protection products to market. Applicants should be comfortable managing multiple projects in a fast-paced and adaptive research environment. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Express, purify and characterize recombinant proteins and enzymes
  • Develop functional assays capable of reporting on the efficacy of synthetic small molecule effectors
  • Develop molecular analysis tools to understand the mechanisms of new small molecules, including metabolite profiling and proteomics
  • Establish target-based methods for efficient discovery of novel crop protection leads
  • Collaborate both internally and externally to develop new capabilities

 

Required Education:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Enzymology or a related field with 3+ years of postdoctoral/industrial laboratory experience

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in recombinant protein production and assay development, some experience with membrane proteins preferred
  • Experience with multiple biochemical and biophysical assay methods such as UV-Vis, Fluorescence, SPR, thermal shift, and ITC
  • Experience with utilizing liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS) based techniques for enzyme assays, metabolomic profiling, and proteomic analysis
  • Experience with in silico methods of virtual screening and molecule design preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate strong technical leadership on cross-functional projects and independently acquire the necessary technical expertise to effectively implement new research strategies

 

Competencies: 

  • Innovative
  • Adaptive
  • Accountable
  • Leadership
  • Inclusive

 

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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