DuPont Research Assistant - Soybean Growth Chambers in Johnston, Iowa

Research Assistant - Soybean Growth Chambers (Job Number: 196109W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our organization with our Soybean Growth Chambers Team. Become a member of the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics! Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ offers an excellent benefits package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous 401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus plan, and much more!

This Research Assistant will be a key member of an aggressive soybean trait integration team within a growth chamber facility to develop improved soybean and wheat varieties. The selected candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of duties associated with plant management activities using a range of procedures and protocols.

The duties/responsibilities for this Research Assistant position will include:

  • Performing day to daygreenhouse/growth chamber activities including planting, pollinating,tissue sampling, pest/disease scouting, harvesting, data collection,database management, process improvement experimentation, facilitycleanliness and maintaining safety standards.

  • The Research Assistant willalso assist with training of full time staff and temporary labor asrequired

This position will require working rotational weekends and holidays and extended hours during peak periods. Continuous training will be required in order to obtain new skills needed for utilization of new technologies and to stay current with changes in the industry.


The following arerequired:

  • High school diploma and 2+years of work experience in greenhouse/growth chamber environments, ORAssociate's/Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Agronomy, Biology, or relatedfield of study

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to communicate clearly,display a positive attitude and work efficiently and effectively withothers in a team environment

  • Ability to prioritize work onmultiple projects under direction from project leads and to delegateresponsibilities to other’s as needed to meet deadlines

  • Ability to train otheremployees, be self-motivated and able to work well with others andindependently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work aroundsoybeans, wheat, pollen and dust for long periods of time. Mustfollow safety requirements as outlined for all processes

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

The following arepreferred:

  • Experience with growthchambers, greenhouses, and plant care

  • Computer skills including:Microsoft Office programs, Access, LIMS and iOS devices

  • Experience with plantpropagation in a controlled environment setting

  • Plant pollination experience

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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