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At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.
Corteva Agriscience has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Analytical Chemist in the Regulatory Analytical Sciences Team within Global Regulatory Sciences R&D. This analytical chemist position will provide cross-disciplinary analytical method support, including pipeline molecule method development, which enables registration of new products and successful defense of existing products in the market. This is an on-site, lab-based position located in Indianapolis, IN.
Regulatory Analytical Sciences provides quantitative residue support and expertise for crop protection product registrations and defense. This role will partner directly with internal and external teams to provide quantitative residue analytical expertise to support Good Lab Practice (GLP) and non-GLP studies, including method development for Residue, Ecotoxicology and Environmental studies. The candidate will also partner directly with global Contract Research Organizations (CRO) to ensure successful transfer and execution of methods for external sample analysis.
The successful candidate will have trace level analytical experience using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), broad knowledge of sample extraction and clean-up techniques from complex matrices and demonstrated ability to partner effectively in cross-discipline and cross-functional teams.
What You’ll Do:
- Actively engages or leads analytical method development/troubleshooting for the trace level analysis of residues in agricultural samples (ex. crop, animal, environmental). Method development will include defining and optimizing sample extraction, clean-up, and instrument conditions for pipeline molecules as well as existing molecules.
- Provides hands-on and distant trouble shooting at CROs or in Indy labs through effective technical collaboration.
- Stays abreast of new discoveries and technologies in the area of environmental and analytical chemistry and implements new approaches when appropriate.
- Maintains an innovative focus on high throughput (HTP) residue analysis and driving pipeline projects to market.
- Partners effectively with other disciplines on project and regulatory teams by providing analytical chemistry support and analytical expertise to support regulatory strategies.
- Serves as analytical Subject Matter Expert (SME) on regulatory projects for a portfolio of molecules.
- Complies with all laboratory safety procedures, GLP Standards, and all other study-specific or pertinent regulatory agency requirements.
What Skills You Need:
- A minimum of a BS degree in Chemistry is required.
- Industry experience in quantitative analytical chemistry using LC-MS/MS; 5 year minimum for BS candidate or 3 year minimum for MS or PhD candidate.
- Experience with quantitative extractions and sample clean-up techniques from various complex matrices.
- Instrumentation expertise and troubleshooting.
- Ability to conduct research and provide high-quality, finalized methods in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment.
- Demonstrated technical reporting and documentation skills.
- Ability to present complex technical information in an appropriate manner depending on the audience.
- Technical project management experience and demonstrated proficiency.
- Accepts responsibility and takes ownership of projects.
- Possesses excellent problem solving and time management skills.
- Demonstrates flexibility to accommodate urgent projects.
- Ability to travel occasionally.
What Makes You Stand Out:
- Agriculture industry experience
- Quantitative LC-MS/MS residue analytical experience in small molecules.
- Quantitative analytical experience on agricultural samples; crop, compost, animal tissues
- Quantitative analytical experience in a governmental regulated environment, such as EPA, FDA, EU regulatory bodies or equivalent.
This role will be on-site at our Corteva location.
Benefits – How We’ll Support You:
- Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
- Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
- Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
- Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
- Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
- Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
- Learn more about our total rewards package here – Corteva Benefits
- Check out life at Corteva! www.linkedin.com/company/corteva/life
Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.
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