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Research Associate

Company: Corteva Agriscience
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what's next. No matter your role, 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 that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.
Corteva Agriscience is currently seeking a Research Associate to join the team at the Wamego Kansas station. As a Research Associate your responsibilities will focus on field support of corn, soybeans, sorghum, and wheat- mapping, seed preparation, field preparation, planting, harvest. There will also be opportunities to focus on next generation phenotyping methodologies.
Work will be done onsite at the Corteva research center.
Responsibilities - What You'll Do:
+ Responsibilities will focus on field support of corn, soybeans, sorghum, and wheat- planting, harvest, plot maintenance.
+ Responsibilities for equipment operations, maintenance, and general upkeep. Equipment troubleshooting and keeping pace with new technologies in equipment needs is paramount. This includes tractors, planters, sprayers, forklifts, and research combines.
+ Required conceptual knowledge of plant sciences.
+ Opportunities to focus on next generation phenotyping methodologies or data validation in precision phenotyping.
+ Assist with breeding program and research seed production activities, including seed preparation for planting, pollinating, purification, and combine/hand harvest, these are critical times for the success of the research program. Weekend and overtime work will be required at these times.
+ Computer skills and the use of Corteva proprietary software for completing these tasks will be a component. The handling of large volumes of data will be required via data uploads. Basic Microsoft knowledge or ability to learn Microsoft Office tools.
+ Effectively communicate with the Wamego, KS research center staff, and other researchers to ensure safe operation, proper data collection procedures are followed, timelines are met, and quality data is entered for advancement decisions.
+ Organize and supervise part-time and temporary employees, ensuring work is performed in a safe and efficient manner.
+ Communicate procedures and expectations to data collection personnel.
+ Monitor on- and off-site research and research seed production locations throughout the growing season and communicate field conditions to research center managers, this ensures fields are weed-free, and data collection and harvest activities occur in a timely fashion resulting in quality data.
+ May be requested to assist in executing plots at other Research sites.
+ May be requested to maintain appropriate inventory of chemicals and/or supplies necessary for the completion of experiments at work location.
Requirements - What Skills You Have:
+ Appropriate technical or agricultural degree with 2 - 4 years experience in related field or equivalent level of relevant education and experience.
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as math and computer skills.
+ Broad theoretical grounding and understanding in specialized or technical areas (mechanics, agronomy, precision agriculture)
+ May be required to do physical lifting and work in varying ergonomic environments.
+ Drivers license required.
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 (
+ Check out life at Corteva! (
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.Corteva Agriscience is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:
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To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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