Associate Chemist

Job Post Index 214492-Sy##
Location Research Triangle Park, NC
Description: Description
  • Provide formulation research for product development (water based suspensions) applied to seeds/agriculture.
  • Supports Global Formulation Development
  • Required to assist in designing and executing experiments, as well as interpreting laboratory results.
  • Work under moderate supervision as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team in Global Formulation Technology, Seed Treatment and Coatings.
  • Perform a variety of well-defined formulation and characterization tests. This may include the operation of specialized characterization and application instruments/equipment.
  • With supervision, the individual must be capable of analyzing, planning, and implementing test methods to help develop viable technical solutions.
  • Expected to be able to recognize and communicate potential technical hurdles and propose a solution-oriented path forward.
  • Communicates experimental findings in presentations and reports.
  • Will be asked to document results and draft manuscripts to support registration and manufacturing.
  • Will liaise closely with key stakeholders from biology, application technology, and marketing.
Skills: Qualifications
  • Must have Agriculture experience
  • Must have Bachelor's in Chemistry
  • Must have Experience working with polymers
  • Must have Experience with surface chemistry (absorption; etc.)
  • B.S. in a scientific discipline such as chemistry or chemical engineering
  • Must possess strong communication skills.
  • Strong team participation skills
  • Fundamental knowledge of formulation science, chemistry, and/or product development
  • Demonstrated hands-on laboratory skills, either in an academic or industrial environment
  • Ability to adapt existing laboratory techniques and equipment, and contribute original ideas
  • Multi-task oriented and able to manage tight deadline demands
  • Team player with ability to build working relationships across functions and locations
  • Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Serious safety focus, attention to detail, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Formulation Science and Product Development
  • Polymer Chemistry, Colloids, and/or Surface Science
  • Experience with milling, pumping, and other processing/manufacturing procedures
  • Experience with physical characterization techniques (rheology, particle size analysis, pH, etc.)
  • Experience with safe laboratory practices, sample preparation techniques, quantitative analysis, data acquisition/interpretation, and report writing is required.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand project needs and can communication across disciplines.
  • Understands safe lab practices and maintains accurate laboratory records

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