Process Chemist – #01FGT
Sustainable agriculture is at the core of Monsanto. Our best-in-class technologies deliver sustainable agriculture solutions that enable farmers to produce more crops while conserving precious natural resources. Monsanto Technology is comprised of a multifaceted group of scientists working together to revolutionize plant breeding, biotechnology, and crop protection chemistries. Our Production Technology group develops innovative new chemical and biological technologies in concert with continually improving our manufacturing processes to reduce raw material inputs, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, Monsanto is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a top 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity and by Great Place to Work???s Top 25 World???s Best Multinational Workplaces. Monsanto has an immediate need for a Process Chemist to join the New Process Development Team. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or M.S. in Organic, Physical Organic, or Organometallic Chemistry. Postdoctoral and/or industrial experience is highly desired for Ph.D. applicants, and industrial experience is required for M.S. applicants. A demonstrated track record of executing and completing innovative research and solving challenging, technical problems are prerequisites for this position. Applicants must have experience in reaction development, multistep synthesis, catalysis, and/or electrochemistry. Each candidate must have a very strong technical background and publication record; highly effective communication and interpersonal skills; excellent problem solving abilities; and a commitment to achieving superior results in the context of an interdisciplinary project team. Responsibilities Include:–Discover and develop chemical manufacturing processes for novel, small molecule chemical entities from the early development pipeline and the existing crop protection portfolio of products?? –Execute laboratory scale studies focused on chemical manufacturing processes and demonstrate process scalability using both internal and external resources?? –Identify key process development decisions and milestones, prioritize workflows in order to meet project timelines, and communicate results to key internal and external stakeholders ?? –Work closely with a multidisciplinary team consisting of Process Chemists, Analytical Chemists, Waste Treatment Scientists, Process Engineers, and Environmental Safety & Health Representatives to ensure the development of safe, sustainable, and economical manufacturing processes?? –Work with the same groups to identify, develop, and implement improved technology for the manufacture of crop protection chemistries and key intermediates?? –Interact with multiple world-wide business and process support/optimization teams to maximize the impact of the department's effort on the bottom-lineW –Work with product Formulations and Regulatory personnel to ensure that process changes have beneficial or minimal impact on final product composition Qualifications:Required Skills/Experience: ??? Minimum of a PhD in Organic, Physical Organic, Organometallic Chemistry or a related field (or the ability to obtain PhD by December 2017) -OR- minimum of a Master???s degree in Organic, Physical Organic, Organometallic Chemistry or a related field (or te ability to obtain Master's by December 2017) with five or more years industrial experience?? ??? Experience in reaction development, multistep synthesis, catalysis, and/or electrochemistry?? ??? In both laboratory and manufacturing plant environments, the individual must possess the skills to study and carefully analyze in detail selected reactions, including reaction mechanisms, kinetics, and analytical data?? ??? Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work independently and drive collaborative projects forward by drawing conclusions and communicating recommendations to the project team and departmental leadership?? ??? The candidate needs to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams in a fast-paced, results-driven environment and have the ability to deliver results in multiple areas of responsibility Desired Skills/Experience: ?? ??? For Ph.D. applicants: 2+ years of postdoctoral or industrial experience is highly desired?? ??? For M.S. applicants: 10+ years industrial experience is highly desired?? ??? Experience with membrane technology for ionic or molecular separations is a plusApply for this job.