Field Research Biologist- Fungicide/Nematicide

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FMC Corporation
Sparks, Georgia, US
Apr 28, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC. With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster "The Right Chemistry" in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.

The Field Research Biologist- Fungicide/Nematicide coordinates and implements a crop disease and nematode control field-testing program for early discovery through late stage development synthetic chemistry and biologicals. As part of their program, they are tasked with launch and product support trials for commercial assets as needed. The Field Biologist is responsible for a broad range of activities including protocol development, trial planning and execution, as well as timely data summary and synthesis for sharing with Global Biology stakeholders. As part of the Field Station Team, the Field Research Biologist also provides support for on-site operations and collaborates with team members to ensure all FMC sustainability and safety standards are met. The Field Research Biologist reports to the Sparks Research Station Manager within the Global Development Biology organization.

• Conduct high quality in-house field tests for plant disease and nematode control using synthetic chemicals and biologicals to assess efficacy and crop safety for discovery candidates and commercialization projects
• Serve as the subject matter expert for plant disease and nematode control at the field research station and provide support to the Global R&D organization about regionally specific diseases/nematodes/ and crops
• Collect field research data and enter it into the corporate database in a timely manner; they are responsible for the data quality for all trials they lead.
• Summarize and communicate results with recommendations for commercial use to collaborators and provide timely feedback to the Global organization for strategic decision making
• Facilitate strong working relationship with Global R&D, Regional Product Development, and Technical Service organizations
• Ensure that all activities meet local, state, and Federal regulations and laws, including safe storage, shipping, handling, and application of EPA-approved and experimental agricultural products
• Work closely with local Technical Service and Regional Marketing Managers to build strong relationships with key university research specialists and other industry influencers that strengthen FMC's relationship with the local agriculture community.
• Maintain strong technical knowledge of new chemistries, commercial products, and other technology impacting FMC's business and market position
• Help identify and recruit potential new employees for research and development, sales, technical service, and product development positions
• Help train and mentor new employees
• Work with Field Station Manager to ensure all projects and testing is adequately planned and the budgets are adhered to
• Work with the Field Station Team and the broader organization to expand testing capabilities and increase assay development to support global organization and corporate initiatives
• Provide support as needed to the Field Station to ensure the facilities are in working order and all operations meet the standards set forth by the Corporate and Global R&D organization

• MS in Plant Pathology, Agronomy, or other agricultural/related science or equivalent experience with 2+ years of related work experience
• PhD preferred

• 2+ years of experience in discovery, development and commercialization of agricultural products
• Working knowledge of disease management and appropriate field-testing procedures with a high level of technical competency
• Preference given to individuals with experience in nematode control and nematicides
• Knowledge of agricultural cropping systems, pests, management practices, and products
• Experience in field plot technique and statistical analysis of data

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive - regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.

FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department at

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