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Corteva Agriscience Senior Research Associate in Dallas Center, Iowa


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.

Corteva Agrisciencehas an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Associate . The Senior Research Associate (SRA) will coordinate and oversee the successful transition of finished conversions from the Backcrossing Center to the Maize Product Development (MPD) group for hybrid evaluation. The SRA is expected to execute field experiments across multiple locations, collect, manage and interpret data, and collaborate with MPD partners to select and increase the final conversion source.


How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Develop and execute a plan for the increase and observation of finished conversions.

  • Create experiments utilizing Corteva systems and oversee the processing, packaging and shipping of experiments.

  • Coordinate the genetic purity, zygosity sampling for conversions that will be increased.

  • Collect phenotypic data on a daily basis and record Recurrent Inbred Parent Score(RIPSCR) from the summer observation.

  • Collect and summarize data from offsite increase and observation locations.

  • Communicate frequently with offsite increase and observation locations throughout the season and provide or gather conversion quality and pollination success information.

  • Interpret phenotypic, genetic and RIPSCR data from the increase and provide a summarized report to the Evaluation Zone(EZ) Leads and Breeders and collaborate with the Breeder to determine the top ear selection.

  • Maintain conversions throughout their lifecycle.

  • Support the Dallas Center staff as needed to maintain an accurate inventory of finished conversions.

  • Coordinate and process timely inbred transfers to Seed Production and Supply Chain(SPSC).

  • Support the operations and be an active member of the Dallas Center Research Center.

  • May hire, supervise and organize work of other employees.

  • Accountable for assuring all employees follow procedures and protocols including safety, germplasm security, phytosanitary, and regulatory requirements while adhering to Corteva core values.



What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • B.S. in agriculture or science related field with 5-7 years’ industry related experience required.

  • Experience with nursery operations, collecting phenotypic traits and genetic sampling is preferred.

  • Experience or knowledge of hybrid research and advancement is a plus.

  • Familiar with modern corn production practices.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong computer skills and the aptitude to learn various programs.

  • Must be self-motivated, committed to accuracy, able to solve problems and meet deadlines.


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, tuition reimbursement program, and more

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