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Discovery Herbicide Manager with DuPont in Newark, DE

Type of position Full time position
Employer DuPont
Description of Employer For 75 years, DuPont Crop Protection has been serving production agriculture with products for the grain and specialty crop sectors as well as forestry and vegetation management, including global herbicide, fungicide and insecticide products and services. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, DuPont Crop Protection is part of the overall Agriculture & Nutrition business of the DuPont Company. Our mission is to best satisfy the world’s need for food and nutrition by transforming the ways renewable resources are grown, processed and distributed.

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. You will have opportunities for growth through involvement in various dynamic industries from high-tech to high-performance; including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation, and apparel.

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™.

Location Newark, Delaware
Salary commensurate with experience
Benefits Comprehensive benefits package
Closing date of competition 2/28/15
Date position available immediate
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:
If you have proven management skills in discovery Herbicide and can deliver results, this position may be the one for you! Come join the DuPont Crop Protection Research & Development group, winner of the 2014 AGRO Award for the best R&D pipeline and help us continue our momentum.

Crop Protection Research & Development, Discovery Herbicide is seeking motivated, talented candidates for the Discovery Herbicide Manager position located at Stine-Haskell Research Center, Newark, Delaware US.

This position requires technical, personnel and administrative management of biological scientists and technicians whose mission is to discover new herbicide active ingredients qualified for commercial development. The scientists reporting to the Discovery Herbicide Manager include B.S., M.S. and Ph.D agronomists, weed scientists and plant biologists. The Discovery Herbicide Manager has the responsibility for prioritizing projects and resources and participating in technical discussions and decisions involving greenhouse and field biology, chemical structure-activity relationships, mode of action studies and analyses of environmental properties of experimental compounds. The successful candidate is responsible for technical coaching of his/her team, setting personal and group objectives and performance appraisal and salary administration of the individuals in his organization.

The following are highlights of key responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide technical support and leadership to the Research Team, and effectively interface with Chemistry, Development, Global Technical product managers and business team.
  • Develop, implement, and manage or supervise all research programs and projects in the area of discovery of Novel herbicides and qualify them for commercial development candidates.
  • Implement best practice research methods and establish high standards across the department.
  • Initiate programs in new areas in research to include, but not exclusive to, new screening tools, productivity approaches and quality management. Development, validation and implementation of creative new bioassays are included in these activities.
  • Collaborate with the Discovery Biology Manager on the development of long term research strategy to support the Crop discovery strategic plan.
  • Establish and manage an external research network and expert community for discovery of herbicides.
  • Stay abreast of current trends, market conditions, and technological advances through continued education.
  • Follow all company safety rules in performing job duties and perform other duties as assigned and make sure that group is committed to the goal of Zero incidence.
Qualifications sought
  • Ph.D. weed science, agronomy, or related field or equivalent in education and experience
  • 7+ years of research and development experience in herbicide
  • 3 +years of experience in managing herbicide team/group
  • Strong track record of effectively communicating to foster a collaborative environment
  • Strong track record of delivering results
  • Experience in effectively managing change
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in computer skills and applications
  • Fundamental knowledge of research tools and applications
Application procedure
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Another way to apply is to visit www.dupont.com/careers and search for requisition 569150120

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