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Research Scientist - Plant Breeding

Employer
Corteva Agriscience
Location
Manhattan, KS
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
Description

Who are we, and what do we do?

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.

This role can accommodate a flexible work arrangement where you may work multiple days a week from home.

Responsibilities - What You'll Do:

+ Plans and conducts comprehensive corn breeding research program which furthers the development of yellow corn inbreds/hybrids and associated research projects. Identifies internal and external customer needs. Work implies hands-on analysis, advanced breeding, training, and field activity.

+ Lead a corn breeding research programs that deliver superior hybrids, which provide performance improvements consistent with product development objectives

+ Leverage enabling breeding technologies to drive product development improvements

+ Advance novel methodology useful for the development of new corn hybrids

+ Contribute to leadership of the Research Center, and effectively communicate with other scientists as necessary to ensure the success of all research activities at the Research Center

+ Develop and deploy selection strategies for multi-trait selection of traits of interest

+ Work both independently and as a member of a regional team to deliver products

Qualifications

Requirements - What Skills You Need:

+ PhD in plant breeding or plant genetics, with an emphasis in the areas of genetics and data analytics is preferred

+ An independent, highly motivated, and self-directed scientist is required.

+ Comprehensive knowledge and applied research experience in plant genetics or plant breeding.

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills and a proven ability to work well in a team environment.

+ Experience or familiarity with quantitative/population genetics, meta analysis, genome wide prediction methods, and other digital breeding methods.

+ Experience with field research processes and phenotypic data analyses and utilization is essential.

+ Strong organizational skills to plan and coordinate experiments across projects and abilities to effectively share results across the organization are required.

+ Excellent personal interaction skills required for effectively developing strong internal and external working relationships with a diverse group of people.

+ We seek unique leaders who are strongly motivated by the desire to solve scientific questions; who are highly skilled quantitative scientists that excel at deeply investigating phenotypic and genetic information; and who can deliver results in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

+ Must be able to work in varying ergonomic environments including field activities such as planting, pollinating, harvest, and data collection.

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 (https://careers.corteva.com/2024-us-benefits-guide)

+ Check out life at Corteva! www.linkedin.com/company/corteva/life (https://www.linkedin.com/company/corteva/life/3006dde6-2563-4a98-8e94-ee4feba88cff/)

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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