Post Doctorate Chemist (Crop protection chemicals/Ai's)

Company Name:
Yoh RPO supporting Syngenta
Seeking Post Doc chemist with strong knowledge of Organic Synthesis, kinetic measurements and reaction mechanisms.
Location Greensboro, NC, US
Division: Production & Supply
Function: Technology / Projects
City: Greensboro
State/Province: North Carolina NC
Country: United States US
Position Title: Post Doctorate
Job ID: 4787
Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planet's most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing population.
Working for Syngenta offers you the opportunity to play a part in addressing one of the most urgent challenges facing global agriculture today where we need to feed 200,000 more people every day.
Come be part of our good growth plan: one planet, six commitments:
Make crops more efficient, rescue more farmland and help biodiversity flourish; empower smallholders, help people stay safe and look after each worker. Our work matters.
There has never been a better time to join Syngenta!
Role purpose :
- Work with a team of chemist and chemical engineers to provide process science support to the generation and improvement of manufacturing processes. The work includes a broad spectrum of activities from early stages of chemical route selection through process optimization, pilot trials and manufacturing support.
- The work will predominantly be lab-based
Accountabilities: :
- Provide physical organic support to improve technological and manufacturing capability, cost and HSE performance, under the direction of the +1 Manager.
- Plan and control laboratory work to gain targeted in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes, investigate and develop solutions to the identified intractable chemical problems in order to achieve continued improvement of chemical processes.
- Identify and progress development initiatives, to implement technology and IP strategies, exploring alternative routes, technologies and options for low cost manufacture for products and intermediates.
- Monitor external IP developments in areas of responsibility and identify and progress appropriates responses.
- Communicate with commercial, research, manufacturing, development and HSE functions and participate in works and Supply Chain teams in order to define and progress development plans.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: :
- PhD in Chemistry required.
Critical experience :
- Laboratory experience
- Strong background in synthetic organic chemistry, reaction mechanism and kinetics
- Experience with statistical analysis and experimental design
- Familiarity with agronomy or bioassays a plus
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities :
- Team-oriented, good communication and inter-personal skills
- Methods development aptitude and creativity
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- Team working in multi-functional groups within T&P and the larger organization.
Additional Information:
- The appointment will be for 18 months (with potential for extension)
- All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
- Travel Requirements - minimal

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