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Research Scientist-Weed Scientist/Herbicide Biologist with Corteva Agriscience in Indianapolis – Global Headquarters

Type of position Full-Time Research Scientist
Employer Corteva Agriscience
Location Indianapolis – Global Headquarters
Salary To Be Discussed 
Closing date of competition Open Until Filled
Date position available April 1 or until filled
Description of duties Research Scientist-Weed Scientist/Herbicide Biologist

Location: Indianapolis Headquarters  

Company: Corteva Agriscience

Top Reasons Why You Want to Work for Corteva as a Research Scientist-Weed Scientist/Herbicide Biologist:

  • 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

Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Weed Scientist to join the Herbicide Biology group in Crop Protection Discovery and Development located in Indianapolis, IN. The successful candidate will participate in multidisciplinary teams to discover and advance novel technologies into the Crop Protection pipeline. Qualified candidates will use their expertise in weed science and herbicide physiology to assist in the design and evaluation of novel herbicide candidates and biological characterization approaches.

Research Scientist-Weed Scientist/Herbicide Biologist – Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as herbicide biology subject matter expert and/or project leader on multi-disciplinary teams for advancing herbicide concepts within the discovery pipeline.
  • Design and execute frequent on-site assays for evaluating candidate herbicides.
  • Leverage working knowledge of plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to drive efforts for the elucidation of mode-of-action and mechanisms of selectivity and resistance.
  • 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.
  • Worked with multiple data systems for managing information pertaining to projects.
  • Mentor junior-level scientists and associate biologists.
  • Deliver presentations or reports that distill complex ideas into clear results and proposals.
  • Develop strategies that utilize networks of external contacts and organizations to impact Corteva Agriscience.
  • Keep current with developments in weed science via an in-depth understanding of journal literature and the competitive landscape.
  • Comply with environmental health and safety mandates by adhering to policies and procedures.
Qualifications sought What will You need as a Research Scientist-Weed Scientist/Herbicide Biologist?

  • Ph.D. in Weed Science or related field. 
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in related fields (weed science/herbicide biology/plant physiology).
  • 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.

The following are preferred, not required:

  • Experience in understanding and elucidating herbicide modes of action and/or understanding herbicide resistance mechanisms.
  • Background in molecular biology, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, and xenobiotic metabolism.
  • Working knowledge in areas of general chemistry and organic chemistry. 

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Application procedure  
Submit what A resume is required. A cover letter is optional
Submit to Candidates will apply online, the link is below. Candidates can also send their resume to [email protected]