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Corteva Agriscience Analytical Chemist in Indianapolis, Indiana


At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – solving the world’s food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first.

The Analytical R&D Team (ARDT) in Indianapolis, IN, USA, is seeking an Analytical Chemist to conduct research activities in the areas of formulation and process analytical chemistry. You will have the opportunity to participate in the development of innovative crop protection products using state of the art analytical tools. A fundamental understanding of separation sciences and the ability to lead and develop technical expertise for this key scientific discipline are required for success. Opportunity to expand the separation science capability through fundamental research and its application to problem solving and method development are essential to this role. Contributions are needed for discovery, process development, registration, and commercialization of new active ingredients and formulated products. Candidates will need to lead a full range of analytical research from identification of new technologies to optimization of existing methodologies. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and growing your career.


How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Plan and successfully execute analytical strategies and methods to support process chemistry, formulations and manufacturing.

  • Strong collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Lead and implementing new methodologies and technologies.

  • Partner and collaborate with project teams to identify analytical needs and deliver solutions.

  • Lead research and development of new separation science capabilities.

  • Effectively communicate and document progress of projects and timelines to diverse team members and stakeholders.

  • Lead cross-functional projects and represent analytical on cross-functional project teams.

  • Advocate for excellence in analytical science with scientists throughout the company.

  • Assist with proper application of all relevant analytical techniques to project goals to assure optimal methodology is applied to obtain the best data as efficiently as possible.



What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • Ph.D. in Analytical or Organic Chemistry with 3 or more years of relevant work experience is preferred; MS or BS with 5-10 years relevant experience will be considered.

  • Prior experience applying multiple LC and GC techniques is required.

  • Prior experience with LC/MS and GC/MS is required.

  • Fundamental understanding of separation science; theory, application and instrumentation required.

  • Fundamental understanding of organic chemistry preferred.

  • Proficiency in utilizing scientific methodology to solve technical problems.

  • Ability to manage a broad scope of activities including but not limited to: conducting experiments, participating effectively in a team environment, assisting scientists from other disciplines with experimental design, and managing multiple stakeholders.

  • Ability to effectively interact with customers, peers, plant personnel, R&D, scale-up personnel, and industrial experts.

  • Strong communication, troubleshooting, networking, and computer skills to extract, evaluate data, and make sound technical decisions.

  • Ability to communicate and document research results in reports, presentations and publications.

  • Ability to translate complex data into clear objectives and establish practical action plans.


We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Our Campus:

Our Indianapolis, Indiana campus is home to more than 1,000 employees whose mission is simple – to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we’re taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop, credit union and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, wok, deli, fresh salad bar, and a variety of ethnic and healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and festive holiday events. Join a volleyball or ping pong league or take part in supporting the Indianapolis Colts during Blue Fridays! Did we mention you’ll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology and colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you’re at work.

Our Community:

If you’re looking to move to a big city with a small-town feel then Indianapolis, Indiana is the place for you. This dynamic, multifaceted city has a robust sports scene, urban nightlife, and top-tier entertainment. Indianapolis is quickly making its name as one of the best sustainable food and agriculture scenes in the country. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Indianapolis is a welcoming city ripe with culture and a thriving economy.

Indianapolis is Indiana’s capital with more than two million residents in the greater metropolitan area. It’s the economic and cultural center of Indiana and offers something for everyone. There’s plenty to do, see, learn and experience in Indianapolis.


Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave

Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more

Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment

And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!


Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here