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Job Title: Senior Research Associate
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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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Were hiring a Senior Research Associate!
Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.
You will use your research/agricultural experience to serve as a team member in the Phenotyping team to conduct planning, planting, data collection and harvesting of Research Yield Trial activities.

You Will Be Part of a Growing Team
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.

Your Challenge:
  • Works with group leader to plan and to execute experiments/trials efficiently and accurately.

  • Conducts experiments independently and in a timely manner.

  • Properly delegate all Yield Trial daily activities for your team for the successful completion of any required task by the required timeline.

  • Will be responsible for all the actions of trial locations in a specific area from seed preparation, planting, caring, data collection and harvesting
    Prior knowledge of crop dynamics is essential.

  • Interact within all programs at the station to keep all areas of responsibility organized for the betterment of the station.

  • Participate in improvement of safety programs and protocols (safety, efficiency, effectiveness) specific to direct work environment to identify and communicate potential risks and benefits.

  • Complete personal development activities as part of a performance management and development plan.




To Grow What Matters, You Will Need 

  • Bachelors degree in agriculture or scientific related field plus 2-4 years industry related experience required.
  • Strong background in agronomy.
  • Proven ability to make timely decisions, solve problems and build consensus.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills are required for fostering teamwork, enhancing a good working environment, and effectively developing strong working relationships with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to supervise/handle multiple tasks at one time is critical
  • Technical and mechanical skills is a must for maintenance of agricultural equipment, to ensure excellent condition and safety of equipment and vehicles at any time.
  • Always comply with safety regulations and country laws, lead in way which will inspire all team members and follow the example.
  • High workload with long hours, regular travelling and weekend work during seasonal peaks.
  • Ability to work outside in all kinds of weather.

    Who Are We Looking For?

    • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team.
    • Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the worlds growing need for food.
    • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment.
    • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader.

    Growing What Matters Starts With You What Can We Offer To Help You Grow?

    • Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences.
    • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience.
    • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered.
    • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. 
    • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.
    • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary.
    • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility.

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    Job Post Date: 09/03/20
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