Research Associate Multi-Crop, Yield Testing (bachelors)

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Job Title: Research Associate Multi-Crop, Yield Testing (bachelors)
Location: Napoleon, OH, 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:


Who are we, and what do we do?
At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

Corteva Agriscience has an exciting job opportunity for a Research Associate based in Napoleon, Ohio.

The Research Associate will serve as a key member of a high performing yield test program for corn, soybean, and wheat. This individual will provide operational support for the program to ensure the highest quality data is produced from research plots. The position helps complete many tasks needed to develop superior products and knowledge that optimize value for our customers and our company.

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

  • Provide support in product phenotyping and characterization.
  • Identify and plan yield test locations and map associated experiments for research plots in Ohio and Northeast Indiana in a variety of different agricultural systems. 
  • Operate and maintain agricultural equipment such as tractors, planters, combines, and sprayers. This would include complex computer programs and GPS systems. 
  • Maintain and assess plot quality throughout the growing season to ensure the highest quality data.
  • Collect and review data on agronomic traits for corn, soybean, and wheat.
  • Possess general agronomic knowledge of corn, soybean, and wheat production practices including weed control, disease and insect identification, growth stage assessment, amongst others.
  • Assist in various station activities and assignments throughout the year.
  • Uphold a strong culture for safety by adhering to and implementing local safety standards. 




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

  • Appropriate agricultural degree with 0-2 years’ experience in agronomy, plant breeding, or related field.
  • Ability to work in a team setting as well as self-motivated to work independently and manage time effectively.
  • Express knowledge of agricultural equipment operation and maintenance or ability to learn. Adapt to new technologies that are evolving quickly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and basic computer skills.
  • Ability to take charge and lead projects when asked.
  • May be required to do physical lifting up to 50 lbs. in a variety of environments. 
  • Valid driver’s license required. May be asked to pass a DOT physical to haul trailers. 
  • Flexibility to work extended hours and weekends during critical points in the season. Some overnight stay may be required.
  • Ability to obtain FAA Part 107 drone license is preferred.

We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!
•    Strike a better worklife 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? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

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Job Post Date: 04/06/22
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