Research Associate

Corteva, Johnston, IA 50131, Openings : 1,
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Corteva Agriscience, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, is the worlds leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, agronomic support, and services to farmers in more than 90 countries. Corteva Agriscience seeks to increase farmer productivity and profitability, and to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Increasing populations, changing economies, and limited cultivable land are significant factors driving Pioneer to use the broad application of plant science to improve the value generated from each field.

The PCR and Marker Technologies (PMT) is a centralized analytical laboratory providing qualitative and quantitative PCR analysis to support Corteva Agriscience researchers as they seek to improve various crops through conventional breeding and genetic engineering. We are world-class experts in DNA/RNA detection and quantitation leveraging the application of cutting-edge technologies to generate rapid and cost-effective solutions for our internal and external collaborators. We partner with our colleagues to provide agile and flexible analytical solutions to answer their experimental questions. We produce high quality data that unequivocally fulfills the experimental design and answers the questions being asked

The PMT is seeking a Research Associate to join the Marker Deployment and Performance Analytics group (MDPA). MDPA leads the integration and optimization of production genotyping platform processes and improvements through collaboration and shared ownership with cross-functional groups at Corteva. The primary responsibilities of this position will focus on leading laboratory activities associated with the global validation of production genotyping platforms for all crops. In addition, this position will also support the development of novel tools and statistical analysis to assist in evaluating and subsequent monitoring of the global production genotyping platforms.

Responsibilities – What Youll Do:

  • Support the onboarding and validation of molecular markers into Cortevas global production genotyping platforms, including genotyping by assays and genotyping by sequencing
  • Strong drive to help develop novel approaches to assess and predict assay performance
  • Lead projects to evaluate, implement, and deploy new production genotyping platforms and methods
  • Ability to work and interrogate large amounts of data through Python and SQL
  • Shows a strong propensity for record keeping with the ability to communicate complex technical information to a variety of audiences in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, demonstrating a willingness to help others
  • Understanding germplasm and breeding strategies to help drive awareness and communication of current and emerging genotyping platforms to internal customers



Educational Qualifications:

Bachelors in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field

Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Understanding of genetics and molecular biology
  • Understanding of genotyping platforms, including genotyping by assays and genotyping by sequencing
  • Demonstration of solving complex problems requiring deductive reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving
  • Strong people and project leadership skills with the ability to lead and drive change and improvements through teams across the organization
  • Demonstrated statistical computing skills: knowledge of R, Python, or related programming and scientific computing tools and the ability to manage and manipulate large data sets
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively while applying good time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and a desire to excel

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

Benefits – How We’ll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
  • Learn more about our total rewards package here – Corteva Benefits
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Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.

Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-13 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here