Corteva Agriscience has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Regulatory Analytical Chemist in the Regulatory Analytical Sciences Team within Global Regulatory Sciences R&D. The analytical chemist will provide analytical support and regulatory expertise to lead projects that enable registration of new products and defense of existing products in the market.  The analytical work includes quantitative method development and analysis in complex biological matrices at residue levels. The regulatory work includes regulatory analytical support for all residue level analytical sections within global dossiers supporting product registrations.  This position is located in Indianapolis, IN.

Regulatory Analytical Sciences provides quantitative, residue level analytical support and expertise for crop protection product registrations and product defense.  The successful candidate will partner directly with internal and external teams to provide quantitative residue analytical skills and expertise to support Good Lab Practice (GLP) and non-GLP studies, including analytical support 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.  This role requires trace level analytical experience, regulatory experience, Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and sample analysis experience, broad knowledge of sample extraction and clean-up techniques from biological matrices, understanding of GLP requirements, and demonstrated ability to partner effectively in cross-discipline and cross-functional teams.  This role also requires excellence in technical project management.

Specifically, we are seeking a residues analytical chemist with regulatory experience and strong analytical chemistry expertise using LC-MS/MS.

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Serves as Principle Investigator and/or Study Director for GLP analytical phase studies and method validations according to project timeline requirements.
  • Serves as analytical SME on regulatory projects for a portfolio of molecules.
  • Partners effectively with other disciplines on project teams and regulatory teams by providing analytical chemistry support of analytical phases within studies, and analytical expertise to support regulatory strategies.
  • Provides hands-on and distant trouble shooting at CROs or in Indy labs through effective technical collaboration.
  • Complies with all laboratory safety procedures, GLP Standards, and all other study-specific or pertinent regulatory agency requirements.
  • Stays abreast of new discoveries and technologies in the area of environmental and analytical chemistry and implements new approaches when appropriate.  Has a continuous improvement mindset and drives strategic alignment with the organization.


What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • A minimum of a BS degree in Chemistry is required, MS preferred.
  • Quantitative analytical experience in a governmental regulated environment, such as EPA, FDA, EU regulatory bodies or equivalent.  Prior experience with conducting analytical studies and analytical method validations following EPA FIFRA or OECD GLP guidelines, or FDA GMP or other similar regulatory guidelines.
  • Industry experience in quantitative analytical chemistry using LC-MS/MS; 5 year minimum for BS candidate or 3 year minimum for MS candidate.
  • Instrumentation expertise and troubleshooting common UPLC and MS platforms.
  • Residue analytical regulatory experience, or related regulatory experience.
  • Technical project management experience and demonstrated proficiency.
  • Accepts responsibility and takes ownership of projects.
  • Possesses excellent problem solving and time management skills. Shows initiative toward research/project planning and execution.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to accommodate urgent projects.
  • Demonstrated technical reporting and documentation skills.
  • Ability to present complex technical information in an appropriate manner depending on the audience; ability to distill complex data sets into a clear message or presentation.
  • Ability to conduct research and provide high-quality, finalized methods in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Agriculture industry experience
  • Quantitative LC-MS/MS residue analytical experience in small molecules.
  • Quantitative analytical experience on agricultural samples; crop, compost, animal tissues
  • Experience with quantitative extractions and sample clean-up techniques from various complex agricultural matrices.
  • Regulatory analytical molecule manager, subject matter expert, focal point or related experience.

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

–    Strike a better work-life 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!



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