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Senior Research Associate - Hybrid Platforms

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Job Title: Senior Research Associate - Hybrid Platforms
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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Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Associate in the Hybrid Platforms Group located in Johnston, Iowa. This individual will work closely with an experienced research scientist in the innovative study of reproductive biology to improve crop productivity.



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

  • Works with group leader to plan and to execute experiments efficiently and accurately
  • Conducts experiments independently and in a timely manner
  • Perform nucleic acid analysis
  • Perform plant phenotyping in controlled environments and conduct data analysis
  • Document research and report results and conclusions in written and/or oral form
  • Maintain detailed laboratory notebooks
  • Contributes to maintaining a safe and respectful work environment
  • Translate reproductive phenotyping into the development and execution of the next experiment.  


  • MS degree in Plant Science, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related field; or BS degree in related field with 3-year relevant laboratory expertise
  • Demonstrated proficiency in molecular genetics and plant developmental biology
  • Plant DNA/RNA isolation expertise
  • Reproductive biology experience and understanding
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking
  • Extensive gene cloning and sequencing experience
  • Genome editing and variant characterization
  • Reproductive phenotyping
  • PCR and flow cytometry experience
  • Strong written and oral skills
  • Microscopy experience

Grow your career, grow the future of agriculture, apply today.

Who are we, and what do we do
At Corteva Agriscience, we grow progress by putting farmers and consumers at the heart of agriculture, to help reshape the industry for the 21st century. We believe that the future of farming depends on aligning the food chain from end to end, so that we can work together to build agriculture into an industry that is more financially secure, sustainable, innovative and responsive. We are helping to shape an industry better able to understand and react to global market demands, that can effectively harness science, technology and innovation to optimize productivity, and which has the know-how and resources to help chart its own long-term success in the face of challenge and change.

Our Community:
Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. Its nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers' Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.

It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.

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Job Post Date: 05/03/20
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