Process Chemist

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Job Title: Process 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

Job Description:


Who are we, and what do we do?
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 opportunity for a Process Chemist within the Small Molecule Discovery & Development group, R&D 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. 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. 

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

  • 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 to support discovery pipeline molecules at various stages of development
  • Support supply of intermediates and final active ingredients for use in field, formulation, and toxicology studies.
  • Conduct and evaluate experiments using appropriate safety guidelines consistent with established safety practices.
  • Effectively interact with key stakeholders and peers and maintain flexibility to accommodate urgent projects and reprioritize work as needed.

Critical Success Factors:

  • 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.


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

  • BS/MS in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
  • 10+ years of experience in an industrial process chemistry, R&D laboratory setting is preferred.
  • Strong synthetic chemistry background is required.
  • Expertise in the purification and characterization of organic compounds.
  • A proven track record of solving complex synthetic problems is required.
  • Effective communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong desire to work in a collaborative team environment.

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? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. 
Start by applying to this opportunity today!


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Job Post Date: 02/17/22
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