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Synthetic Organic Chemist

Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc
Greensboro, North Carolina
We offer competitive pay and benefits package.
Closing date
Aug 29, 2019

Job Details

About this Job:

As a Synthetic Organic Chemist in Syngenta’s Product Safety group, you will provide technical expertise for invention and development of new synthetic routes for lead molecules and metabolites in pipeline to support the development of crop protection chemical products for Syngenta. 

You will:

  • Investigate and conduct research into new synthetic routes of complex molecules entering the development pipeline using state-of-the-art methodologies
  • Develop and optimize scalable synthetic routes that are amenable for the preparation of 14C-labeled standards of lead molecules and metabolites required to support global product registration
  • Conduct 14C-synthesis and purification of molecules using optimized routes and methods
  • Serve as a key contributor in different areas of organic chemistry including chemical- and photocatalysis, electroorganic synthesis, biotransformations, and photochemistry
  • Collaborate closely with teams from discovery and process chemistry for route scoping and development
  • Interact with cross-functional teams to offer technical solutions and consultation for elucidation of metabolic pathways of molecules in various living systems
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and expand technical depth, breath and impact

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ability to make good technical judgements in a timely manner
  • Ability to gain the confidence and trust of internal stakeholders
  • Ability to facilitate constructive discussion and resolution of complex technical issues
  • Ability to establish oneself as a credible and recognized technical expert internally
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work effectively
  • Effective written/verbal communication, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills

Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D. with 0-5 years of postdoctoral or industrial experience in organic chemistry with an emphasis on total synthesis of complex natural products and/or reaction methodology development
  • Sound experience in analysis of compounds using TLC and analytical instrumentations like GCMS and LCMS
  • Excellent laboratory skills in purification of compounds using different chromatographic methods, recrystallization, and distillation
  • Have a sound knowledge of mechanistic and physical organic chemistry principles
  • Experience in carbon-14 synthesis preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across multi-disciplinary teams

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Proven ability to root-cause and resolve technically challenging problems
  • Work independently to manage timelines and deliver results, while being an effective team contributor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
  • Aptitude with electronic word processing, spreadsheet and presentation systems, as well as comfort in using electronic systems and databases
  • The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to live and carry out the particular role in the USA
  • Travel Requirements: some domestic and international travel required (≤ 10%)

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

At the heart of our contribution is The Good Growth Plan, our six commitments to address critical challenges the world faces to achieve food security. Our business – and the world’s food security – depend on sustainable natural resources, healthy ecosystems and thriving rural communities. Which is why we cooperate with industry partners, governments and NGOs to support the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Corporate Governance is aligned with international standards and practice and helps us achieve not only our business objectives, but also helps create value to society that is demonstrated by our strong environmental and social performance

What We Offer:

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family oriented events throughout the year

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Syngenta Contact Information: 
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410 South Swing Rd

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