Senior Scientist in Environmental Fate and Metabolism
DescriptionCorteva Agriscience's Crop Protection Regulatory Sciences (CPRS) R&D is seeking to hire a Senior Scientist for the Environmental Fate & Metabolism (eF&M) team. The selected candidate aids in the development of new agricultural products and new uses for existing products. The candidate will develop and execute methodology for the generation of field, greenhouse and laboratory data to support the registration and commercialization of new products, provide regulatory and technical support as a focal point for existing products, and provide clear customer focused communication to all relevant stakeholders. The candidate will be under the general direction of the eF&M team leader.Primary Responsibilities:Plans, develops protocols, conducts, and reports regulatory studies in the areas of Environmental Fate or Metabolism to support product registration to develop biologically active research chemicals. Generation of regulatory reports and the ability to lead studies to completion with a focus on both productivity and quality are critical.Directs laboratory technicians, contractors, and part-time students in study conduct and data collection associated with studies.Isolation of molecules from complex matrices (environmental, biological, or plant), via chromatographic and other sample preparation techniques.Plans and monitors eF&M studies to be conducted in independent research laboratories.Participates on Regulatory Teams to advise on registration guidelines, study requirements, prioritization of time lines, and write registration documents. Familiarity of OECD and other global guidelines pertaining to environmental fate and metabolism work needed for the global regulatory submission of agricultural products is a necessity.Investigates new techniques and technologies in the area of Environmental Fate and Metabolism chemistry that will enhance productivity and capabilities of the group and implements new approaches when appropriate. Engages in the scientific literature and community to promote the positive reputation of Corteva Agriscience. Acts as a mentor for new or inexperienced team members. Promotes sharing of information and a team oriented environment of collaboration.Utilizes workgroup and functional knowledge to collaborate and drive regulatory/business success. Maintains a high level of communication and focus on meeting stakeholder expectations.Solve non-routine analytical challenges through the application of scientific expertise. Proactively engage colleagues in the RSGA and other areas to aid in the design and execution of experiments aimed at known business needs.Complies with laboratory safety procedures, Environmental Protection Agency Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements for use and handling of radioactive materials, other study-specific regulatory requirements, and other pertinent regulatory agency requirements. Shares in responsibility for team and group compliance.QualificationsEducational Requirements:Incumbent must hold a Ph.D. degree, or Masters with equivalent direct experience, in chemistry, analytical chemistry, or related fieldExperience in the disciplines of analytical, environmental, bio-organic, or toxicological chemistry. The incumbent should possess a basic understanding of trace analytical procedures in environmental, biological, or plant matrices and separation science principles.#LI-BB1Apply for this job.