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Senior Research Associate, Trait Lead Development (Bach/Masters)


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Job Title: Senior Research Associate, Trait Lead Development (Bach/Masters)
Location: Johnston, IA, Mid-West 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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Description


As a member of the Plant Phenotyping and Characterization team, the senior research associate will independently conduct research laboratory activities related to plant phenotyping, molecular characterization, data management/analysis. The SRA will execute on experimental plans to test and evaluate candidates in planta that inform other teams for crop testing.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Work independently to execute on project goals consistent with research and business unit strategy

  • Conduct experiments utilizing a model plant system to evaluate input trait leads
  • Nucleic acid analysis, including extraction, purification, quantification
  • Protein expression analysis using Western or Mass Spectrometry
  • Collect, record, analyze and curate data in timely manner. Effectively document and communicate results
  • Develop and implement various plant treatments and assays
  • Identify and suggest method and process improvements
  • Implement and monitor safe working practices
  • Follow appropriate procedures for handling regulated plant material, chemicals and pests.

Qualifications


  • Masters degree in plant biology, genetics, agriculture or biological sciences 
  • Practical knowledge of plant physiology, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques is required as well as experience with plant phenotyping
  • Demonstrated ability for experimental design, planning and execution
  • Proficiency to collect and assess data quality; attention to detail is crucial.
  • Expertise on a wide array of computer software including MSOffice, image analysis
  • Excellent communication and organization skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation and adaptability to change. 
  • Demonstrated skill to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
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Job Post Date: 04/13/19
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