Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges : growing more food with fewer resources.
A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture.
Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet.
Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Process Chemistry
We are currently looking for a 12-months (with the possibility to extend the contract to 24-months) Postdoctoral Fellowship contract in our Process Technology department in Münchwilen.
The role will be focused on development and optimization of synthetic methods for the manufacture of intermediates and active ingredients.
Activities also include the investigation and analysis of challenging chemical reactions to support understanding, scale-up and process operations.
You will be given the opportunity to develop new skills while working at the cutting edge of science, technology and innovation.
Your responsibilities :
Efficiently conceive, plan, prioritize and execute technical and research projects
Seek, retrieve and analyse critical information
Maintain and develop state-of-the-art knowledge in chemistry and associated technologies
Apply knowledge creatively to solve problems
Foster a culture of creativity and innovation
Ensure compliance of HSE (Health, safety and environment) to Syngenta standards
Communicate inspirationally and regularly on research activities
What we are looking for :
A PhD in organic / organometallic chemistry
Strong background in the field of synthetic organic chemistry and laboratory techniques including extensive practical work experience in a chemistry research lab
Courage to overcome challenges
Interest to learn new technics and ways of working.
Ability to work independently (and interact) while interacting in multidisciplinary teams
Proven organizational and social skills
General Analytical Knowledge - Application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry
Good knowledge of English language (written and spoken)
What we offer :
Scientific and technical excellence
Contribution to valuable and impactful work, in a stimulating environment ->
Work in interdisciplinary teams. An open and pleasant work atmosphere
Continuous professional development and high scientific standards are foundations of our culture
Well-equipped laboratories and experienced colleagues
A responsible work with adequate training and interesting scientific challenges