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Corteva Agriscience Research Associate in Johnston, Iowa


We're looking for a responsible and highly detail-oriented Research Associate to join our Mass Spectrometry (MS) Team in Trait Discovery (TD)- Input Trait Discovery (ITD)-Activity Based Discovery (ABD) Group! MS technology in TD at Corteva Agriscience is a research and technology support function accountable for the discovery and development of new traits as well as implementation of protein-based screening assays and other proteomics applications across all Corteva Agriscience. The Research Associate will conduct sample preparation and mass spectrometry analysis in multiple different organisms including bacteria, fungi and plants to support MS-based proteomics workflows.

Responsibilities - WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Perform in-gel and in-solution digestion of protein samples for mass spectrometry-based protein discovery analysis and in-planta expression analysis. This work may require occasional weekend shifts

  • Ensure that all materials necessary for production are prepared properly, on time, and in a safe manner

  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment

  • Make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret results

  • Record information in proprietary and standard software applications

  • Continually look for process improvement opportunities and help the team to implement solutions

  • Manages time and priorities to complete studies according to timelines and makes efficient use of resources.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications - WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in biochemistry, biological science or related field

  • 0 to 2 years of industry related experience required, or equivalent levels of relevant education and experience

  • Protein chemistry experience and skills are a plus but not required

  • Attention to detail and ability to stay focused while performing repetitive tasks

  • Ability to work well with teams as well as independently

  • Candidates should possess a demonstrated ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills are required

  • Experience with problem solving and process improvement are a plus but not required

  • Self-motivated and goal oriented

Benefits - Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave

  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program

  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment

  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today.

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here