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Analytical Chemist

FMC Agricultural Solutions / Cheminova

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In this position you will gain a broad international network of lab technicians, chemists and microbiologists who bring their expertise to the discovery and development of high quality crop protection products.

FMC Agriculture Solutions is one of the world’s biggest companies within crop protection. Today we consist of approximately 6500 employees worldwide with 23 R&D-departments and 26 production sites.

The European Innovation Center (EIC) is located in Hørsholm and is FMC’s European headquarter and research center. Our goal is to increase the quality of the existing products and at the same time to develop solutions that secure our future. We work to ensure that people around the world have access to nutritious food produced in an environmentally safe way. At EIC there are 155 employees and 27 different nationalities. Therefore, you are going to be a part of an international environment surrounded by specialists with different backgrounds.

About the department

The Analytical and Bioanalytical department at EIC

consists of one manager, 3 chemists and 3 lab technicians. We are an international team with 6 different nationalities that enjoys having challenging tasks. We work mostly independent in the team and with a high individually responsibility, but at the same time we support each other in department both professionally and socially. We have a close collaboration with formulation chemists, microbiologists, fermentation scientists and lab technicians from other departments.

About the job

Our team supports the other R&D departments and we cover all steps from strain screening, fermentation and formulation optimization, stability studies and troubleshooting as well as transfer of analytical methods to production. We are also a GLP certified laboratory and support registration of products both in Europe and globally. Our analytical lab is equipped with 7 HPLCs, 2 LC-QTOFs, 1 GC-MS and one GC-FIC/TCD/NPD. We are focused on targeted small molecule analysis and screening of more complex microbial metabolite samples.

As we support many departments your main responsibilities will be

  • Working with chromatography and mass spectrometry and supervising technicians
  • Analysing and interpreting data
  • Developing, optimising, validating and troubleshooting analytical methods
  • Coordinating tasks with biologists, fermentation and formulation scientists to optimise collaboration and ensure efficient sample handover and data reporting
  • Preparing and running of samples on LC-MS and HPLC
  • Maintenance of instruments as well as troubleshooting
  • Take part in other tasks such as writing SOPs, general housekeeping of the laboratories etc.

As the top priority at FMC is keeping up with the high safety level, you are also expected to participate in safety meetings, safety walks and daily following our high safety standard procedures.


You will fit well in our team if you are structured, social, positive and thrive in a dynamic environment where no days are alike. You enjoy getting new assignments and challenges with a positive mindset, and you take responsibility. Having to interact with a wide range of internal stakeholders, you enjoy a good professional dialogue and are adept at building relationships across functions. You also know how to work independently while at the same time being involved in and working on different projects. Lastly, we expect you to have:

  • An MSc or PhD in analytical or bioanalytical chemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering or equivalent
  • Have a strong analytical background, including method development, trouble-shooting and sample preparation
  • HPLC and LC-MS experience for targeted small molecule analysis.
  • Strong data analysis skills and know how to use statistics and control charts to monitor and analyse results
  • Have experience with common chromatography data systems, e.g. OpenLab, Chemstation, MassHunter or similar,
  • Be able to speak and write in English, as this is the main language used at FMC.

Experience with any of the following would be an advantage;

  • Having experience as a GLP study director
  • Working with fractionation and analytical scale prep-LC for complex mixtures
  • Metabolomics
  • Experience with ELN or similar

Contact and application

Please apply for this position in English.

If you want to know more about the job, please don’t hesitate to contact manager Mark Harding (English speaking) on mail mark.harding@fmc.com or at phone no.: +45 91365330 (send a text message or leave a message).

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

See Yourself in FMC, Be Yourself in FMC: We strive to be an inclusive workplace where our employees reflect the community, are valued, find purpose in their work, and grow and contribute to their fullest potential. FMC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application deadline:
11 Oct 2020

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