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Analytical Chemist


Indianapolis, IN, Midwest United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

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Who are we, and what do we do?
At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity in the Predictive Safety Center (PSC) within Crop Protection Regulatory Science for an Analytical Chemist.  The candidate will develop and execute analytical methods (LC/MS, GC/MS or other chromatographic techniques) to support the development and registration of new active ingredients and agricultural products.  In addition, the candidate will act as a subject matter expert (SME) on high throughput UPLC/MS-MS data acquisition and data review to assure high quality. This position is based in Indianapolis, IN. 

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Partner effectively with other disciplines in PSC on project teams by providing analytical chemistry solutions, including design of experiments, execution, and data interpretation.
  • Collaborate across functions to develop and leverage analytical approaches and instrumentations.
  • Independently design and perform trace level biomarker analysis using modern analytical tools such as LC/MS, GC/MS or others.
  • Be responsible for instrument maintenance and troubleshooting through collaboration with the support team.
  • Plan and execute high throughput UPLC/MS-MS analysis to support biological assays of hit actives and lead molecules.
  • Follow disruptive technologies and bring outside in to develop new workflows and methodologies. 
  • Write protocols, methods, and technical reports; provide scientific interpretation of results with minimal guidance. 
  • Communicate results effectively to project teams.


What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical science, or related areas is required. 
  • Experience with chromatography, LC/MS, or GC/MS techniques of small molecules present in complex biological matrices.
  • Experience with sample preparation, derivatization, and cleanup is required.
  • Industry experience in quantitative analytical chemistry; 5 years minimum for BS candidate, 1-3 years minimum for MS candidate, or 0-1 year for PhD candidate.
  • Instrumentation expertise and troubleshooting.
  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills. Ability to plan and execute projects with high productivity. 
  • Demonstrated flexibility and capabilities of prioritizing projects. 
  • Demonstrated technical reporting, documentation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel occasionally.

Other Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with design of experiments, and knowledge in statistical analysis and reporting are desired.
  • Experience in other analytical techniques is desired but not required. 
  • Good background in organic chemistry is desired but not required.

Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva! 

Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
And much, much more! 

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. 
Start by applying to this opportunity today!


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Job Post Date: 08/17/22
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