Corteva Agriscience?, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont? has an exciting opportunity for a Process Technology Chemist. The Global Actives Process Technology Expertise Center (GAPTEC) is looking to fill the position in Midland, MI. The GAPTEC organization is a Process R&D sub-function of the Corteva Manufacturing Technology organization. The successful candidate will utilize his /her organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry and his / her problem solving skills to improve and support the manufacturing processes for new and existing products (Actives). GAPTEC supports the manufacture of ~75 Actives and their supply chain, which can be manufactured internally and/or externally. The role involves many activities including troubleshooting process issues and transferring existing or new technologies to new manufacturing facilities. The candidate will be partnered with Plant Operations, the Technology Center and others (Engineering, Process Research, Regulatory, etc.). Responsibilities include: Work with Portfolio Technology Leaders, operations, and technical staff to identify technology gaps and improvement opportunitiesDevelop and execute research projects to meet the Corteva business objectives.Support the implementation of improvement projectsParticipate in process upset investigationDocument research projects in internal reportsTypical Projects: New process developmentYield improvementCycle time reductionRaw Material qualificationWaste treatment optimization / Waste reductionProduct quality improvementTechnology transferQualifications:Qualifications:PhD in Organic or Catalysis Chemistry5 years of industrial research or Process Chemistry experience Background in Process Development, including scale up from laboratory to manufacturingExperience in Agricultural or Pharmaceutical Chemistry is an added benefitExperience managing complex organic syntheses at contract manufacturers is an added benefitStrong time management and multitasking capabilities to execute a range of program and consulting efforts simultaneously.Strong Networking skills to effectively leverage other corporate and external resources to provide timely cost effective solutions.Must be self-motivated and able to work independently without technical supervision to address business needs.Computer and PC literate-Working knowledge of using Email, the internet and Microsoft Office Products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process. Additional information:This position reports to the GAPTEC Manager in Midland Michigan.The role will be in Midland MichiganCandidate must be willing to travel (5 to 20%) to domestic or international plant sites - sometimes on short notice.Demonstrated leadership skills through involvement in technical societies, and multi-lingual capability are a definite plus. We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience? is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont?. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system. At Corteva Agriscience?, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come. About DowDuPont DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.
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