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Corteva Agriscience™ has an exciting opportunity for a Process Chemist located in Indianapolis, IN.  The position is focused on the discovery and development of organic synthesis technology for the cost-effective manufacture of novel agricultural crop protection products.  The position exists to support a growing pipeline of experimental products under development by the Corteva Agriscience™ business.

Work will be primarily in a R&D laboratory setting.  The candidate must have a solid knowledge of small-molecule, organic synthesis theory and methodology. The individual will support one or more projects of variable project duration.  Travel requirements will be minimal with occasional travel to support the research.

Primary Responsibilities (How you will grow and what you will do):

  • Conceive and develop novel synthetic routes to target product molecules.
  • Define optimal, low-cost reaction conditions for synthetic steps.
  • Manage and contribute to the synthesis of gram to kilogram quantities of experimental products for the support of other Corteva R&D sub-functions.
  • Work with discovery pipeline molecules at various stages of development to support supply of intermediates and final targets for use in Field, Formulation, and Toxicology studies.
  • Conduct and evaluate experiments using appropriate safety guidelines consistent with safety practices.
  • Develop technology strategy with organizational leaders.
  • Lead projects and programs on multi-functional teams for organization.
  • Design patent strategy for projects.
  • Initiate and promote collaborations with other Corteva R&D groups engaged in process and related research.
  • Effectively communicate with business partners from all regions of the company, from multiple disciplines and multiple business segments.
  • Mentor all personnel, both experienced and new, on organic chemistry and process development principles to elevate both their capabilities as well as the group capabilities.

Critical Success Factors (What you bring to the table):

  • Technical Competence:  Must be able to generate and interpret data to solve organic synthesis problems.  Must be able to generate and work cross-functionally to implement new processes.
  • Innovation:  The objective of the job is to develop new or improved processes.  The ideal candidate will problem solve by generating novel ideas and by creatively applying existing technology.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness:  All projects are conducted in a team-based environment.  Success is achieved through the effective leveraging of cross-functional resources.  Interaction with others and ability to build and sustain effective relationships is crucial
  • Initiative:  The person must be able to work independently to achieve results.  Assistance will be provided in defining and prioritizing goals; however, the individual must show initiative in planning and working to meet the defined objectives.
  • Teamwork:  All projects are managed by teams of varying size.  Cooperating and contributing to meet team objectives is critical.

Qualifications

Critical Success Factors (What you bring to the table):

  • Technical Competence:  Must be able to generate and interpret data to solve organic synthesis problems.  Must be able to generate and work cross-functionally to implement new processes.
  • Innovation:  The objective of the job is to develop new or improved processes.  The ideal candidate will problem solve by generating novel ideas and by creatively applying existing technology.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness:  All projects are conducted in a team-based environment.  Success is achieved through the effective leveraging of cross-functional resources.  Interaction with others and ability to build and sustain effective relationships is crucial
  • Initiative:  The person must be able to work independently to achieve results.  Assistance will be provided in defining and prioritizing goals; however, the individual must show initiative in planning and working to meet the defined objectives.
  • Teamwork:  All projects are managed by teams of varying size.  Cooperating and contributing to meet team objectives is critical.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with >7 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Strong synthetic chemistry background is required.
  • Candidates should have general knowledge of broad separation technologies and characterization techniques.
  • A proven track record of solving complex synthetic problems is required.
  • A track record of technical publications, highly effective communication (written & verbal), interpersonal skills and teamwork is essential for success.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Community:

We care about you and we care that you’re comfortable. While there’s no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Benefits:

Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better worklife balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

Corteva Agriscience ™ serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what’s right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.

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Corteva Agriscience is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class.

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