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FMC Corp -- Plant Tissue Cell Biology Team Leader


FMC Corporation
Job Title: Plant Tissue & Cell Biology Team Lead Requisition Number : 5914
Location: Ewing, NJ 08618
Job Description:
External Overview:
FMC Corporation is committed to providing employees with ample opportunities to contribute, lead and be recognized as
innovators, to look beyond barriers to provide solutions, to be challenged in what they do and to love doing it. FMC is a
S&P 500, diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a
century. As a global leader utilizing advanced technologies and customer-focused research and development, FMC
provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to food, agriculture, pharmaceutical, specialty and related industries.
The successful candidate will develop state-of-the art capabilities, and lead technical efforts directed toward the
identification, evaluation and optimization of novel crop protection and plant health products for crop and non-crop
markets through the use of plant tissue culture, plant physiology, cell culture and cell biology techniques. The Team
Leader will establish and manage a small team of scientists, and work closely with members of Technology Acquisition,
Strategic Marketing and Project Management groups to identify and evaluate new technology leads. Furthermore, the
candidate will collaborate closely with in-house and external biologists and other scientists to assess the utility of new
technologies. The individual will report directly to the Director of Biology.
Lead, work in, and foster a safe, team-oriented laboratory environment.
Conduct original research, lead and supervise a team of research biologists and technicians utilizing modern cell and
tissue culture techniques to advance existing innovation projects, identify and evaluate new opportunities, and optimize
production of biological materials and biologically derived products
Establish and manage a plant cell culture, plant physiology and tissue culture laboratory
Coordinate work with whole-organism biologists to evaluate product concepts in bioassays and field trials and optimize
Produce test materials and optimize routes of production.
Develop, review and implement budgets, plans and schedules to meet an ever-increasing and flexible R&D program
Review data to ensure quality and consistent results being generated. Select appropriate statistical analysis for data
interpretation and provide scientifically-valid summaries, conclusions and recommendations.
Supervise the maintenance and expansion of operating procedures and documentation required to comply with State and
Federal regulations, as well as ensuring compliance for shipping and receiving materials on a global basis.
Ensure the generation and protection of intellectual property.
Deliver results and make recommendations as oral and/or written reports to FMC scientists, project teams, Global
Innovation management, and Agricultural Products Business/Marketing groups.
Liaise with Biology, Formulations, Project Management, Bioanalytical, and Strategic Marketing personnel on all
aspects of research, development and technical support, protocol generation, timelines, milestones, and data
Communicate project progress and findings throughout the organization through Project Team and functional structure.
Further enhance technical competency by monitoring scientific and patent literature as well as through scientific
Manage the technical activities of assigned staff, working with the individual(s) for relevant projects
Responsible for the performance, and performance evaluations of staff reporting to this position along with other
administrative duties throughout the year
Works with staff, reporting to this position in developing and executing individual development plans, mentors junior
Required Education:
PhD in Plant Biology, Cell Biology, Biotechnology or a related life science with a minimum of 5+ years experience in
cell biology and tissue culture.
A thorough understanding of all aspects of a safe laboratory environment, with demonstrated leadership in laboratory
safety practices.
Demonstrated experience in managing a laboratory establishing, producing and maintaining cell lines, callus tissue, and
tissue cultures.
Experience in process optimization for plant or cell production
Working laboratory knowledge of plant physiology and related research techniques
Research and or commercial experience in the induction of plant differentiation as well as the identification isolation of
plant derived metabolites
Proven record of supervising and maintaining standard operating procedures and documentation to ensure compliance
of State and Federal regulations.
Experience in project-based R&D including workflow optimization, budgets and resource management
Previous experience in managing lab professionals, and functioning as part of a R&D leadership group.

Strong customer focus.

High-level of efficiency with lab instruments/equipment in a cell biology/tissue culture testing and scale-up laboratory
FMC employs people across a broad range of occupations in locations across the world. We are looking for people to join
us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. 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, EEO, AAE, MFDV and supports a drug free workplace. (US Only)
FMC Corporation is one of world’s foremost diversified chemical companies with leading positions in agricultural,
industrial and consumer markets. We are 5000+ employee strong with an annual sales volume of $3.3 billion. FMC
provides innovative solutions, applications, and market-leading products for three (3) distinct business segments;
Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals, and Industrial Chemicals. We are aligned by our Vision 2015 plan to be
larger and stronger to meet the global demands of innovation. FMC offers competitive compensation packages, relocation,
as well as world-class benefit plans.
If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.
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Created at 4/2/2013 2:31 PM by Pava, Penny J.
Last modified at 4/2/2013 2:31 PM by Pava, Penny J.