Fungicide Discovery Lead

Fungicide Discovery Lead
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • Mystic CT, US Mystic NEW LONDON US 06355
Job Ref: JO000116038
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Science-Chem
Date Added: 22 April 2021

SRG is seeking a Fungicide Discovery Lead for a client in the Stonington, CT area. This position is with an exciting, growing agrochemical company.

As an early member of the R&D team, this person will have an opportunity to help establish a culture that nurtures scientific excellence, a sense of urgency to achieve project success, and success built on collaboration and personal accountability.

Candidates should have demonstrated an ability to apply their expertise in fungicide discovery to advance small molecule discovery campaigns from screening to identification of development candidates.


  • Apply knowledge of market leading products and the attributes of highly effective fungicides to define characterization strategies that support advancement of chemistries through the staging system
  • Lead the design and implementation of robust assays for characterization of candidate chemistries on model and agronomically important plant pathogens
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of scientists to identify and validate targets and optimize lead chemistries creating a pipeline of product candidates
  • Collaborate with external partners to conduct advanced characterization of candidate molecules
  • Collaborate as a member of the Biology Leadership Team to develop approaches for rapidly and reliably advancing candidate molecules through a tiered evaluation system


  • PhD in Plant Pathology or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in the discovery of fungicides including direct involvement the characterization of early stage chemistries in the lab and greenhouse.
  • Deep understanding of the discovery process and be able to translate this to the development of a tiered evaluation system for fungicides
  • Knowledge of the characterization of crop protection chemistries in the field is desirable
  • Experience in utilizing data-driven decision making to advance chemistries in a staged, pipeline management system
  • Demonstration of scientific and team leadership skills

SRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable law.

20/05/2021 12:00:00
USD 0.00 0.00 Hour
Contact Consultant:
Logan Kinney

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