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Field Scientist Post Doc – Weed Science with CORTEVA Agriscience in Des Moines, IA area

Type of position Full time, up to 2 years.
Employer CORTEVA Agriscience
Description of Employer Top Reasons Why You Want to Work for Corteva as a Field Scientist Post Doc:

We provide numerous opportunities to build your skills.
Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
We offer a wealth of learning and development resources.
401k company match
Company Bonus Plan
4 weeks of paid time off to start & paid holidays
16 weeks of Parental Leave
Join our team in the role of Field Scientist Post Doc!The Field Sciences Post Doc (FSPD) will coordinate day-to-day field research operations for Crop Protection Discovery & Development encompassing biotechnology traits, seed-applied technology, and crop protection research projects at the Johnston, Iowa Research Center in addition to potential off-site locations. The FSPD will be expected to execute field experiments concurrently; collect, manage, and report data for multidisciplinary research in crop protection (conducting product characterization, efficacy and crop safety trials). The FSPD will work cross-functionally in the development of herbicide, insecticide, biological, fungicide, nitrogen maximizers, and seed-applied technology products in row and specialty crops.

Location Des Moines, IA area
Salary To be discussed
Closing date of competition Feb. 10
Date position available To be discussed
Description of duties

Field Scientist Post Doc– Job Responsibilities:

The Field Sciences Post Doc will coordinate the execution of research protocols primarily at the Johnston Research Center. The FSPD will execute day-to-day activities to ensure high-quality data collection from field trials designed to characterize efficacy and crop safety across crop protection, seed treatments and biological systems.

Flawlessly execute experiments to completion, according to specific protocols, exercising independent judgment and discretion as appropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, the knowledge of general agronomic practices, pesticide application and evaluation procedures, crop scouting, implementation of new technologies, computer skills, and skills in experimental design and analysis. Use Corteva proprietary software for initiation, mapping, tracking and analysis of experiments, and communicate data and information as appropriate to all managers of experiments.
Participates on cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams within Corteva charged with the planning, management and execution of advancement/development plans for transgenic events and crop protection products in key crops.

  • Communicate and work jointly with the Research Center team to ensure the success of all product development and research programs at that center.
  • Be innovative – apply a variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products, and problems.
  • Work closely with Market Development Specialist to support the technical transfer of Corteva’s Crop Protection portfolio including herbicide, insecticide, and fungicide solutions, in addition to nitrogen maximizers and trait technologies.
  • Responsible for continuously updating their own scientific/agronomic background in research areas relevant to role.
  • Core values – Live Safely, Be Upstanding, Build Together, Be Curious, Stand Tall, Enrich Lives. Actively lead/assist in developing job-specific safety assessments. Actively assist/participate in Research center audits, training, and stewardship activities. Embrace the goal of zero recordable motor vehicle incidents. Actively Lead/assist/participate in the goal of upgrading all testing locations across programs to achieve the highest quality, reliable data possible. Actively enhance cross-functional productivity, communication, and site-specific standard operating protocols.
Qualifications sought

What will You need as a Field Scientist Post Doc?

  • Extensive understanding of the techniques and approaches associated with quality high-volume small plot crop research.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and field research experience working with regulated transgenic materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience in working with research staff and a proven track record of operating in a complex team environment.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in weed science preferred, in addition to biological sciences, including Entomology, Plant Pathology, Agronomy or related fields.
  • Excellent computer, data management, statistical analysis, and data presentation skills are essential.
  • Willing to work outdoors, wear personal protective equipment, operate agriculture equipment (tractor, backpack sprayer), and travel (15%) to locations across Iowa to conduct trials.

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