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Job Title: Research Assistant
Location: Johnston, IA, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Are you ready to growyour career and take on a new challenge? If so, our Insect Production ResearchAssistant role may be the perfect opportunity for you. Here at CortevaAgriscience, we are growing whats next by building the future of agriculture leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of both science andtechnology (thats where you come in!) that will better the lives of people allover the world and fuel the progress of mankind.


About theRole:

The purpose ofthis role is to aid in the production of insects and maintenance of insectcolonies for research purposes. Responsible for following established methodsfor the production of multiple insect species, maintenance of insect colonies,supplies, equipment, and work areas. This person may also be involved inassisting with experiments and research.

Our Campus:
Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hungerand ensure environmental sustainability, were taking care of them by offeringconvenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center,coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar anda variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your workday?Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond.We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues throughcommunity volunteerism, parties, and holiday events. Did we mention youll beworking in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology withcolleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes aroundthe world, while we make you feel at home while youre at work.

What You Will Do:

  • Ensuresthat all material necessary for rearing insect colonies is prepared properlyand on time.
  • Responsiblefor all aspects of insect colony tasks, such as daily maintenance, dietpreparation, egg collection, weekly production setup, insect staging,sanitation, etc.
  • Assistswith miscellaneous tasks such as cleaning, handling, packaging and storing facilitysupplies/materials/equipment.
  • Operatesand maintains complex equipment in support of experiments conducted within aresearch project.
  • Mayhave limited accountability for overseeing and/or directing the work ofothers. 
  • Compilesand records information, sometimes using computer.
  • Maywrite experimental reports, summaries and protocols.


Whatexpertise have you grown? What is required from you?

  • Minimumof a High School Diploma
  • 2-3years of work experience
  • Experiencein Entomology or Insect Rearing is highly preferred.
  • Musthave good analytical problem-solving skills
  • Willingand able to work weekends and overtime, if required
  • Beingable to work in warm/hot environments with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Willing and able to lift up to 30-50ibs
  • Willingand able to handle insects
  • Ability to perform physicallabor
  • Strongwork ethic. 
  • Abilityto read, understand and follow protocols. 
  • Excellentorganizational skills. 
  • Excellentattention to detail. 
  • Abilityto work within a team. 


Lets peekat how you can grow your well-being, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strikea better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paidmaternity, paternal and family illness leave
  • Preparefor your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursementprogram, and more
  • Enjoyaccess to health benefits for you and your family on your first day ofemployment
  • Andmuch, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to thisopportunity today!   

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Job Post Date: 07/09/20
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