Formulation Engineer / Scientist

Corteva, Inc. Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 2 months ago


Corteva Agriscience, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, develops leading-edge crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of the growing world.

The Product Technology Expertise Center (PTEC) group, in the Formulation Science Technology (FST) sub-function of Corteva Product Design and Process R&D, is seeking a Formulation Support Engineer/Scientist. The PTEC group provides technical service and support for launched crop protection products. We provide technical support for our customers and key stakeholders. The successful candidate will collaborate broadly with other functions in Corteva R&D, Commercial, and Operation teams, utilize chemistry, engineering, data science, manufacturing, technical skills and formulated product development experience, along with use of advanced problem-solving techniques to ensure launched crop protection products meet/exceed our stakeholder and customer expectations.


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

  • Manage multiple projects at a time.

  • Provide formulation support and crop protection product expertise in technology transfer, product registration, production, and application.

  • Apply the Scientific Method in the planning and execution of experimental plans and problem solving. Formulate hypotheses and develop experimental plans to test hypotheses.

  • Leverage Six Sigma tools and methodology to solve complex problems with projects of regional or global scope.

  • Develop and implement technical solutions in a time critical manner.

  • Delivers communication that distill complex ideas into clear results and proposals; communicates appropriately to influence internal and external audiences.

  • Collaborate closely with commercial team to provide timely assistance for urgent customer concerns involving formulation products.

  • Partner with Corteva manufacturing science and technology center to support process improvement projects and troubleshooting formulation production challenges.

  • Support the active ingredient and co-formulants change projects driven by cost reduction and risk mitigation by leading the formulation qualification tests at the lab and pilot scales.

  • Participate in product quality issue investigations as formulation SME.

  • Prepare the necessary formulation related regulatory documentation to support product registration submissions.

  • Ensure lessons learned during troubleshooting process are captured as storyboard/Best Practices, documented and communicated to FST team to improve new product design and development.

  • Mentor junior level scientists and technologists.

  • Represent FST effectively and build trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Understand and follow appropriate EH&S standards, policies and procedures.



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

  • BS in Chemistry, Material Science, Ag Engineering, Colloid and Surface Science, Chemical Engineering or related discipline with proven technical work experience is required.

  • Greater than 5 years of experience with formulated product development and/or production support is highly desired.

  • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion.

  • Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders (sales, marketing, R&D, regulatory, production, supply chain, quality, etc) from multiple backgrounds is essential.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Ability to delivers presentations that distill complex ideas and proactively communicates results and progress to stakeholders is essential.

  • Demonstrated project management skills. The sense of urgency and ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects are critical.

  • Data science and analytics skills (software such as Power BI) are desirable.


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!


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Formulation Engineer / Scientist

Corteva, Inc.