Dow AgroSciences has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Synthetic Chemist located in Indianapolis, IN. The successful candidate will be responsible for design and synthesis of novel organic compounds for crop protection, pest and vegetation management. The primary objective of this position is to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to discover and exploit leads in our Discovery effort.
The job role will also include the following:
Interface with biologists, biochemists and computational chemists to generate and exploit opportunities.
Generate and execute ideas based on a sound biological hypothesis.
Design & synthesis of novel molecules to meet project needs.
Analysis of biological data to drive structure activity relationship (SAR).
Generate sound data, document, communicate, and provide clear interpretation of it.
Establish and deliver long-term technical leadership in the area of synthetic organic chemistry and SAR.
A minimum of a Ph.D. in Synthetic Chemistry is required.
Experience in synthetic methodologies, synthesis problem-solving, and total synthesis.
Knowledge of broad separation technologies and characterization techniques.
A track record of technical publications, highly effective communication (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, teamwork, and demonstrated leadership is essential for success.
Working knowledge of biology and biochemistry is preferred.