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Research Scientist-Weed Scientist/Herbicide Biologist with Corteva Agriscience in Indianapolis, IN

Type of position Fulltime
Employer Corteva Agriscience
Description of Employer As the world’s only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture, we’re building a culture that stays curious, thinks differently, acts boldly and takes a stand on what’s right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. We know we’ve got big challenges to solve – we hope you’ll be part of the solution
Location Indianapolis, IN
Salary Competitive
Closing date of competition 05/13/2022
Date position available 05/09/2022
Description of duties

Who are we, and what do we do?
At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Weed Scientist to join the Herbicide Biology Discovery group in Crop Protection Discovery and Development located in Indianapolis, IN. The successful candidate will participate on multidisciplinary teams to discover and advance novel technologies into the Crop Protection pipeline. Qualified candidates will use their expertise in weed science to assist in the design and evaluation of novel herbicide candidates.
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Serve as herbicide biology subject matter expert or project leader on multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate, provide technical input and deliver results aligned with Crop Protection Discovery and Development product goals.
  • Utilize demonstrated expertise in weed science, including plant physiology, herbicide resistance and herbicide fate, to support the characterization and advancement of novel molecules or technologies within the discovery pipeline. 
  • Design and execute herbicide screening assays across various projects.
  • Leverage working knowledge of molecular biology, plant biochemistry and metabolic pathways to elucidate experimental compound mode-of-action.
  • Work with multiple data systems for managing information pertaining to projects and tests.
  • Keep current with developments in weed science via in-depth understanding of journal literature and competitive landscape.
  • Mentor junior-level scientists and associate biologists.
  • Deliver presentations or reports that distill complex ideas into clear results and proposals.
  • Communicate appropriately to influence internal and external audiences.
  • Communicate and appropriately document work in the form of internal reports/presentations and external publications/presentations (when appropriate). 
  • Draft and submit patent disclosures as appropriate.
  • Develop strategies that utilize networks of external contacts; demonstrated influence on external organizations that impact and contribute to Corteva agriscience.
  • Comply with environmental health and safety mandates by adherence to policies and procedures.


Qualifications sought

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

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Weed Science or related field. 
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in related fields (weed science/herbicide biology).
  • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion.  
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.  
  • Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in understanding and elucidating herbicide mode-of-action and/or understanding of herbicide resistance mechanisms.
  • Background in molecular biology, plant biochemistry and xenobiotic metabolism.
  • Working knowledge in areas of Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. 

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? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. 
Start by applying to this opportunity today


Application procedure  
Submit what Please apply at: https://careers.corteva.com/job-search-results/?keyword=221369w
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