Biological Formulation Associate Scientist

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Job Title: Biological Formulation Associate Scientist
Location: Indianapolis, IN, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Corteva Agriscience has the responsibility to develop new active ingredients and new formulated products that are competitive with the current and future market conditions. The individual in the Formulation Associate Scientist position will create and develop novel formulations and delivery systems for new and existing Corteva active ingredients in our Biological Portfolio. The types of actives we work with include microbes, nucleotides, virus, proteins, enzymes, extracts and naturally sourced molecules.  The individual will collaborate with other functions in Corteva R&D to explore, test in proof of concept, and reduce to practice novel delivery concepts, and advance successful technologies and product concepts through stage-gate pipeline to business case and commercialization. The individual will also provide SME (subject matter expertise) and support necessary in technology transfer, product registration, and process scale up for these concepts. This individual should be skilled in the conception and development of formulations for the agricultural, pharmaceutical, food science, animal health, personal care or related industries.

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Exploration, proof of concept, and development of novel formulation and delivery system technologies and concepts for new and registered active ingredients.
  • Collaboration with other functions across the company to deliver maximum success, such as analytical R&D, process development, application technology, biology, agronomy, regulatory, operations and commercial teams.
  • Collaboration with external companies or universities to evaluate novel and promising technologies for Ag applications.
  • Staying abreast of new discoveries and technologies in the area of formulation and delivery system technologies.
  • Intellectual property (IP) capture and research report writing and presentation.
  • Compliance with laboratory safety procedures

Other responsibilities include:

  • Under minimal guidance of senior colleagues, develops hypotheses, plans and executes effective experiments, generates reproducible data, interprets results, and modifies hypotheses appropriately.
  • Supports the investigation of product quality concerns / issues and troubleshooting of product quality issues at plant level, conducts rework evaluations and provides recommendations to the plant.
  • Consistently applies sound scientific methods to solve technical problems.
  • Qualifies new active ingredient and raw material sources, characterizes materials, and supports shelf-life date extensions for existing products.
  • Develops an understanding of competitors and key competitive technologies. Uses knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of competitive products to identify opportunities for competitive product positioning



Required Qualifications:
What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • Demonstrated competence in the area of formulation technology (including colloids, interfacial phenomena, rheology, solids processing etc.).
  • Knowledge or experience working with biological actives and developing biological products.
  • Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion.
  • Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Working knowledge of formulation design & development and product registration process.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with fermentation and recovery technology for biological actives.
  • Experience working with HTP technology and digital tools.
  • Computer programming and automation experience


  • BS or MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Biology, Food Science, Microbiology, Plant Pathology, related fields or relevant experience.

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!



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Job Post Date: 05/20/22
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