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Job Title: Field Scientist
Location: Adana, Turkey
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Legal/Policy
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Field Scientist (FS) in its Biology Research department (Integrated Field Science) in Adana, Turkey. The Field Scientist is primarily responsible for conducting and/or monitoring trials to characterize the field performance of traits and chemistry in line with technical objectives and pertinent company stewardship guidelines.


Your Challenge:


  • Accountable for flawless field trial execution: Selecting sites based on technical objectives, understanding and writing of protocols, forecasting sample needs and organizing local shipments of test items. Accountable for exact planting, applications and evaluations as well reliable upload of data to pertinent data bases. Accountable for destruction of crop after trial completion according to local regulations.
  • Organizes field tours upon request and selects appropriate trials to support decision making in a regional/global trial program.
  • Summarizes data from own trials as well as data from other field scientists and provides key observations and recommendations on product performance to the Program Leader in IFS and cross functional product development teams.
  • Conducts or monitors official biology (efficacy, selectivity.) trials and compiles summary dossiers to obtain approval for label claims.
  • Assists in strategy of local data generation for pipeline and current portfolio to ensure optimal technical value propositions for final products and cost-efficient trial plans.
  • Serves as R&D expert and technical focal point for specific products and crops in the assigned territory.
  • Measures and documents field performance, understands resistance issues, and identifies trends and issues relative to current and emerging competition in the assigned territory.  Proposes technical positioning to the Portfolio Leadership Management Teams based on local needs and requirements in the assigned territory.
  • Represents Corteva at relevant academic and government institutes in the assigned territory and documents emerging trends and technology related to agriculture, including presentation of papers at scientific conferences.
  • Serves as ad-hoc advisor to local teams for creation of new ideas, label extensions and new product concepts.
  • Serves as local source of knowledge for new technological trends like digitalization of agriculture.
  • Provides input on the critical assessment and prioritization of technical needs and activities essential to the implementation of business strategy.
  • Focal point for local country/CU and R&D functions pertaining to technical issues/queries related to the assigned products.

Adana, Turkey.


To Grow What Matters, You Will Need
  • University degree BSc. from faculty of agriculture, plant protection department. (MSc or PhD is preferred).
  • At least 5 years of experience in crop protection industry.
  • Broad scientific and agronomic background with strong culture of field research in crop protection products.
  • Signing authority for official insecticide or fungicide trials for registration (Insektisit veya Fungisit Deneme Yetki Belgesi Sahibi in Turkish).
  • Familiar with Turkish Ministry of Agriculture regulations for field research activities for CP product registration.
  • Leadership, initiative and proactivity, versatile individual who can solve practical problems in sometimes remote locations and is committed to a strong safety and stewardship culture.
  • Ability to interact with growers and to give clear directions to contractors.
  • Essential, good command of English as well as Turkish.
  • Good management of Microsoft Office package. ARM knowledge would be appreciated.
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally as per requirements of the role.
  • Valid driving license.

Who Are We Looking For?
  • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team.
  • Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the worlds growing need for food.
  • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment.
  • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader.

Growing What Matters Starts With You What Can We Offer To Help You Grow?
  • Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences.
  • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience.
  • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered.
  • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. 
  • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.
  • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary.
  • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility.


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Job Post Date: 08/08/20
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