Geographical Information Systems Scientist

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Job Title: Geographical Information Systems Scientist
Location: Indianapolis, IN, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Corteva Agriscience is seeking an experienced Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Scientist to join our growing Environmental Exposure Assessment Team within Regulatory Science.  The successful applicant will work with Environmental Exposure and Ecotoxicology scientists on multidisciplinary regulatory teams responsible for development, registration, or re-registration of new and existing crop protection products.  This role with have particular focus in informing risk assessments related to the US Endangered Species Act by acquiring, processing, analysing, and synthesizing geospatial and narrative data sources.
Opportunities also exist for scientific growth within this role including working on cross-active ingredient projects, innovative higher-tier risk assessment approaches (e.g., geospatially enabled chemical/hydrology transport models at varying scales) and communicating data to a variety of audiences. The position will involve close liaison with regulatory and scientific colleagues within Corteva, scientific consulting firms and other external stakeholders.
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

The successful candidate will serve as a GIS Data Steward in the development and registration of crop protection products; this includes:

  • Providing relevant information to support endangered species risk assessments in accordance with regulatory expectations.
  • Providing reports and presentations for regulatory agencies and interfacing with regulatory agencies.
  • Contribute to the developing area of landscape scale risk assessment for pesticides, particularly in the US and European regions. This work would likely involve linking field scale and river models in order to predict the impact of agriculture management practices on the environment. Where appropriate this work will be used to support products around the globe.
  • Maintain a database of geographical coverages for supporting ESA and other registration activities.
  • Develop and maintain a set of tools for analysing pesticide use, fate and distribution across the landscape.
  • Contributing as a member of multiple product teams operating in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Effectively utilizing organizational networking to influence decision making. 

The successful candidate will also contribute to external science, including publications and science-related arenas related to environmental exposure assessment, endangered species risk assessment, and leverage influence to benefit the company by:

  • Keeping current with developments in the use of GIS tools for endangered species assessments and for broader environmental safety purposes; providing technical expertise and support to regulatory science, registration and business teams.
  • Representing environmental exposure and/or regulatory sciences externally at meetings and conferences.
  • Domestic travel approximately 5 percent of the time.


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

  • Degree-level qualification (or high-level certification) in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or at least three years related work experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of working with ESRI GIS software (ArcGIS or ArcGIS Pro), including scripting and automation of analyses with python as well as building and maintaining spatial data repositories.
  • Familiarity with the US EPA implementation of the US Endangered Species Act in the crop protection chemical registration process is desirable.
  • A high level of IT competence, including the use of relational databases. Database and other software programming skills are desirable.
  • Experience of working with environmental geospatial datasets in interdisciplinary projects (land use, soil, weather, species range, habitats, water bodies, etc. Linking geodata to process and simulation models).
  • Excellent visual and technical presentation skills. Demonstrate excellent communication skills, including being able to write high quality scientific and technical reports.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to collaborate effectively as part of global project teams. 
  • High level of English Proficiency.
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.  No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process. 

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: 03/31/22
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