Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a full-time technician in the Insect Nematode Biology Discovery group in Crop Protection Discovery and Development located in Indianapolis, IN. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team charged with the identification and characterization of novel chemical solutions for insect and nematode control. The successful candidate will work closely with Scientists to coordinate and implement characterization projects in a variety of testing formats, both within the group and in response to cross-functional opportunities.
Responsibilities - How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
Coordinate with other functions, the scheduling of tests and the delivery of compounds, insects/nematodes and plant materials
Prepare solvents and solutions for early-stage insecticide/nematicide formulations
Manage and refine the operations of laboratory and greenhouse instruments and automated mechanical systems
Handle (e.g., inspect, sort, transplant and sample) insect/nematode and plant material in laboratories and greenhouses
Identify, troubleshoot and communicate issues
Maintain lab space, consumables and equipment
Develop and implement safety practices to ensure safety in the work environment
Assist in training and onboarding contract research staff
Formulate and apply early-stage pesticides utilizing various application methods
Quantitatively assess and document insect/nematode and plant response associated with pesticide applications
Requirements - What expertise have you grown in your career? What do you bring to the table?
B.S. or B.A. in Biological Sciences or a related area.
Understanding of basic principles in biological sciences and laboratory working experience.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team environment.
Experience with data entry and Microsoft applications.
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are essential for success.
Experience in problem-solving and experimental design.
Experience with laboratory automation.
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