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Synthetic Organic Chemist-Technical Expert 3


Greensboro, NC, South United States, USA



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Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

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Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


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Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Technical Expert 3 for the Research and Development Team in Greensboro, NC. 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. 



    Investigate and conduct research into new synthetic routes of complex molecules entering the development pipeline using state-of-the-art methodologies. Collaborate closely with teams from discovery and process chemistry for route scoping and development. 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. Present research both internally and externally and publish work in peer reviewed journals. On-the-job learning opportunities available to develop expertise in different areas of organic chemistry including photo redox-catalysis, electro organic synthesis and biotransformations and serve as a key contributor. 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 via academic research collaborations.


    Ph.D. with 3-7 years of industrial experience in synthetic 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. Sound knowledge and experience in all aspects of laboratory safety and industrial hygiene Demonstrated ability to work effectively across multi-disciplinary teams. Proven ability to root-cause and resolve technically challenging problems. Aptitude with electronic word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation systems, as well as comfort in using electronic systems and databases.

What We Offer:

    A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs 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 other benefits


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, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Job Post Date: 01/27/22
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