Research Associate in Seeds

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Job Title: Research Associate in Seeds
Location: Guyancourt, France
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 France SAS is hiring a Research Associate for its main Research Seed production Hub located in the South West of France in Carcarès-Sainte-Croix (40). 
Within a dedicated team, you will support corn and sunflower seed production in order to meet annual targets for European research trialing needs. Being part of the seed production team, you will be in charge of Isolation seed production trials design and their operational execution in order to meet quality and quantity targets in a timely fashion. Management of farmers including agronomical and administrative aspects will be part of your responsibilities. As part of the Research center team, you will take part in many different operations including seed preparations and seed flow management at station after harvest. We are looking forward to welcoming an individual with a passion for seed production to join our team. 

Principal duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in elaborating multi-crop seed production plan
  • As team member, implement local productions focusing on ISOs. 
  • Manage farmers network including agronomical and administrative aspects. 
  • Manage operational activities and trial follow-up to ensure expected seed quality and quantities.
  • Manage official field inspection for research station.
  • Participate in seed processing/seed filling at plant unit
  • Ensure safety and operational excellence
  • Manage/organize casual laborers on a daily basis



Required skills/education:

  •  Ag engineer or university graduate at BSc level
  • Meticulous, accurate way of working.
  • Ease in use of informatics is needed as part of the job
  • Experience/Knowledge in seed production is expected
  • Ability to work within a team and willingness to onboard people
  • Autonomy and ability to take appropriate action during cropping season to reach excellence is expected
  • Experience with agricultural machinery is a plus
  • Good communication skills in French/English, written and spoken is a must
  • Driving licence is mandatory
  • Robust physical constitution

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Job Post Date: 01/12/22
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