Senior Laboratory Associate- Investigative Toxicology Lab

FMC Corporation - Newark, DE (30+ days ago)4.0


FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow the world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.

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.

Overview
FMC Global Regulatory Sciences is looking for a highly-motivated individual to work in our Investigative Toxicology Group in our Newark, Delaware, research facility. The successful candidate will conduct routine research laboratory activities and information/data management activities in support of research and development with guidance from a Senior Toxicologist and within established procedures. Working in an interdisciplinary team environment, the successful candidate will identify and suggest improvements in methods, plan projects of limited duration and scope, and troubleshoot experiments when erroneous or unexpected results occur. Responsibilities will also include utilizing a variety of techniques, effectively documenting findings and communicating results produced from research experiments and/or information/data management.

Responsibilities
Perform in vitro mammalian cell-based assays (endocrine, hepatocyte, etc.).
Assist in research project design and data interpretation of in vitro toxicology assays.
Perform tube and multi-well plate-based assays, including receptor binding, inhibition, enzymatic, RIA, ELISA and quantitative PCR assays.
Perform tissue homogenization procedures.
Handle radio-labeled isotopes.
Prepare buffers, basic wet chemistry calculations and serial dilutions.
Conduct statistical analysis of data and preparation of reports or research papers based on the results of the assays performed.
Write and revise technical documents including lab standard operating procedures (SOPs) and testing protocols.
Schedule maintenance or repair for lab equipment, order lab supplies and routine safety inspections.
Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for yourself and your colleagues.
Required Education
M.S. in biology, chemistry or related science field with a minimum 3 years in an industrial laboratory environment or B.S. degree in biology, chemistry or related science field with at least 5 years of relevant experience in an industrial laboratory environment.

Qualifications
Formal training working with cell culture (aseptic technique)
Experience working with radio-labeled materials.
Experience working with Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) materials.
Strong computer software skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Origin scientific graphing software.
Experience with gamma/liquid scintillation counters, UV spectrophotometers, and UV/fluorescence plate readers
Experience conducting quantitative PCR assays
Strong interpersonal skills including networking ability with the desire to contribute towards team success
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a flexible environment, learning new skills which can be utilized within Global Regulatory Sciences across both discovery and development.
Additional Beneficial Experience

Familiarity with GLP guideline studies

EEO Statement
FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. FMC supports a drug-free workplace.