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Job Title: Formulation Chemist
Location: Indianapolis, IN, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Corteva Agriscience has the responsibility to develop new active ingredients and new formulated products that are competitive with the current and future market conditions. The individual in the Formulation Chemist position will create and develop novel formulations and delivery systems for new and existing Corteva active ingredients. The individual will collaborate with other functions in Corteva R&D to explore, test in proof of concept, and reduce to practice novel delivery concepts, and advance successful technologies and product concepts through stage-gate pipeline to business case and commercialization. The individual will also provide SME (subject matter expertise) and support necessary in technology transfer, product registration, and process scale up for these concepts. This individual should be skilled in the conception and development of formulations for the agricultural, pharmaceutical, personal care or related industries.

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
  • Exploration, proof of concept, and development of novel formulation and delivery system technologies and concepts for new and registered active ingredients.
  • Collaboration with other functions across the company to deliver maximum success, such as analytical R&D, process development, application technology, biology, regulatory, operations and commercial teams.
  • Collaboration with external companies or universities to evaluate novel and promising technologies for Ag applications.
  • Staying abreast of new discoveries and technologies in the area of formulation and delivery system technologies.
  • Intellectual property (IP) capture and research report writing and presentation.
  • Compliance with laboratory safety procedures.
Other responsibilities include:
  • Under minimal guidance of senior colleagues, develops hypotheses, plans and executes effective experiments, generates reproducible data, interprets results, and modifies hypotheses appropriately.
  • Leads the investigation of product quality concerns / issues and trouble-shooting of product quality issues at plant level, conducts rework evaluations and provides recommendations to the plant.
  • Consistently applies sound scientific methods to solve technical problems.
  • Qualifies new active ingredient and raw material sources and supports shelf life date extensions for existing products.
  • Develops understanding of customer needs through discussion with sales and marketing groups and works towards meeting the needs.
  • Develops an understanding of competitors and key competitive technologies. Uses knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of competitive products to identify opportunities for competitive product positioning.


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

  • Demonstrated competence in the area of formulation technology (including colloids, interfacial phenomena, rheology, solids processing etc.).
  • Prior experience in research or manufacturing/engineering.
  • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders  (sales, marketing, R&D, regulatory, product stewards, etc) from multiple backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to persuade/influence others of the value of Corteva technology. 
  • Ability to clearly articulate the value of technology when talking with customers.
  • Working knowledge of formulation design & development and product registration process.
Bachelors /Masters/PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related fields.

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

Our Campus:
Our Indianapolis, Indiana campus is home to more than 1,000 employees whose mission is simple to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, were taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop, credit union and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, wok, deli, fresh salad bar, and a variety of ethnic and healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and festive holiday events. Join a volleyball or ping pong league or take part in supporting the Indianapolis Colts during Blue Fridays! Did we mention youll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology and colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while youre at work.

Our Community:
If youre looking to move to a big city with a small-town feel then Indianapolis, Indiana is the place for you. This dynamic, multifaceted city has a robust sports scene, urban nightlife, and top-tier entertainment. Indianapolis is quickly making its name as one of the best sustainable food and agriculture scenes in the country. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Indianapolis is a welcoming city ripe with culture and a thriving economy.
Indianapolis is Indianas capital with more than two million residents in the greater metropolitan area. Its the economic and cultural center of Indiana and offers something for everyone. Theres plenty to do, see, learn and experience in Indianapolis.

Lets 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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Job Post Date: 07/10/20
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