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Associate Investigator, Herbicide Discovery Scientist (BS/MS) (015405W-01) with DuPont Crop Protection in Newark, DE

Type of position Industry
Employer DuPont Crop Protection
Location Newark, DE
Salary Unspecified
Closing date of competition 9/12/2017
Date position available Immediate
Description of duties

The DuPont Crop Protection, Herbicide Discovery Group has an immediate opening for a motivated Associate Investigator to work in our Newark, Delaware research facility. The successful candidate will work independently and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator on projects related to the discovery, optimization and characterization of safe and sustainable new weed control technologies for Global agriculture.

Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will have job responsibilities, which include but are not limited to:

  • Experimental test implementation involving bioassays to detect the effects of chemicals on crops and weeds including studies with numerous biological observations and test evaluations
  • Compound dilution, preparation, formulation and application of test solutions
  • Capability to independently design and implement tests to answer specific research questions
  • Plant bioassay propagation and preparation in collaboration with propagation specialist and Potting and Seeding group to cater to specific screen needs
  • Field, growth chamber and greenhouse plant production and propagation as necessary to support research efforts
  • Occasionally this research may require field applications using small plot technique.
  • Data collection, collation, analysis and generation of reports using various software tools.
  • Understanding of design of experiments and experience in statistical data analysis as needed for technical data summarization.
  • Ability to present summary technical results in both internal and external meeting formats.
  • Ability to troubleshoot impediments to successful test implementation and devise improvements in testing protocols 
Qualifications sought
  • MS in Weed Science, Crop Science, Agronomy, Botany or related discipline, with a working knowledge of biological and organic chemistry; or equivalent experience and knowledge in such areas or BS with at least 10 years of research experience.
  • Basic laboratory skills, including but not limited to analytical weighing, liquid transfer, sample preparation, serial dilution, treatment application, test evaluation and collection of data.
  • Strict observance and adherence to required and approved safety procedures.
  • Familiarity or experience in safely working with chemicals of unknown toxicological hazard.         
  • Familiarity with and interest in conducting greenhouse, controlled environment chamber, and/or field trials with experimental chemicals.
  • Strong critical thinking capabilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including group presentations of experimental results.
  • Good computer skills with an understanding of MS Windows Operating System and typical MS Office suite applications as well as applications such as Outlook and other databases.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Willing to work in a group of diverse people while supporting team members to meet team objectives. As appropriate, possess the ability to work independently.

DuPont is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in 70 countries today. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life.  DuPont offers an exciting place to work where thousands of innovations are introduced every year. At DuPont, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join DuPont and discover The miracles of science™.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer and an E-Verify employer

Contact for additional information Tracy Lillie – tracy@ecreativegroup.com
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