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Small Molecule Discovery & Development – Ph.D. Campus Opening

Research & Development - Indianapolis, IN, US

Req ID: 215915W-01

Description

Corteva Agriscience is currently seeking curious, bold innovators who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team. Those who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment and are eager to bring the initiative and fresh ideas that will drive our business into the future and earn us our place as an industry leader.

The Small Molecule Discovery and Development (SMDD) group at Corteva Agriscience is looking to hire a synthetic chemist at its Indianapolis Global Business Center. The SMDD group at Corteva Agriscience is comprised of Discovery Chemistry, Process Chemistry and Process Development groups and represents a sizeable portion of our R&D innovation engine working towards sustainable crop protection solutions. We are looking for scientists who can work as part of a multidisciplinary team to discover, develop and launch our crop protection pipeline. A structured onboarding plan will include opportunity for research sabbaticals across all disciplines in the SMDD group. You willl have an opportunity to work with pipeline molecules at various stages of development from early discovery to manufacturing and launch.

Come be a part of a team that is fanatically focused on enriching our R&D pipeline with crop protection solutions!

 

Discovery Chemistry

The Discovery Chemistry R&D Team is responsible for design and synthesis of novel organic compounds for crop protection and vegetation management. The primary objective of this position is to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to discover and exploit hits, Actives and Leads as part of our Crop Protection Discovery effort.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with biologists, process chemists, computational chemists, formulation chemists, regulatory scientists and numerous other disciplines.

• Generate and execute ideas based on a sound biological hypothesis

• Design and synthesis of novel molecules to meet project needs

• Analysis of biological data to drive structure activity relationship (SAR) • Establish and deliver long-term technical leadership in synthetic organic chemistry and SAR

• Generate, document and communicate research in the form of internal scientific reports and external publications.

• Mentor experienced and new colleagues on technical or interpersonal skills required for growth of individuals and teams.

 

Process Sciences & Process Development

The Process Chemistry R&D Team is responsible for the invention and development of new synthetic chemical routes to support the advancement of new agrochemicals in our discovery and development pipeline. The primary objective of this position is to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop and optimize scalable synthetic routes to that are safe, robust, low cost and sustainable and supply material for biological evaluation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Design and develop synthetic routes and chemical processes to key molecules and intermediates

• Collaborate with discovery chemists, analytical scientists, chemical engineers, regulatory scientists, and manufacturing to solve problems and deliver new technology.

• Provide synthetic expertise and problem solving in support of developing novel synthetic routes to target molecules

• Conduct and evaluate experiments using appropriate safety guidelines consistent with safety practices

• Generate, document and communicate research in the form of internal scientific reports and external publications.

• Mentor experienced and new colleagues on technical or interpersonal skills required for growth of individuals and teams.

• Bring the outside in through deliberate and strategic engagements and collaborations with external networks in academia and industry.

Qualifications

• Ph.D. or post-doctoral experience in organic chemistry – students expecting to graduate in 2021 or 2022 are encouraged to apply.

• Experience utilizing or developing synthetic methodologies and a proven track record of solving complex synthetic problems is required.

• A working knowledge of broad separation technologies and characterization techniques is needed.

• A track record of technical publications, highly effective communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, teamwork, and demonstrated leadership is essential for success

• Ability to work safely, in full observance of Company safety and environmental plans and policies, and fostering a strong commitment to safety and overall environmental responsibility.

 

Corteva Agriscience

9330 Zionsville Road

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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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