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Corteva Agriscience Sr Research Associate in Johnston, Iowa


Are you an experienced Laboratory Researcher ready to grow your career and take on a new challenge? If so, our Laboratory Senior Research Associate in our Seed Regulatory Science group may be the perfect opportunity for you.

In this collaborative role, you will provide support to the Seed Regulatory Science department within the Regulatory and Stewardship division. More specifically, this position supports the ultimate goal of characterizing candidate products for environmental safety and efficacy for submission to Regulatory agencies across the globe. This is accomplished primarily through laboratory studies and performing other tasks as needed within the Ecotoxicology and Safety Assessment team.


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

  • Author scientific and GLP study protocols taking input from diverse teams.

  • Conduct laboratory studies to characterize the environmental safety of candidate products.

  • Communicate study objectives, results, timelines and project updates effectively with various and diverse stakeholders and drive efficient interactions with support groups.

  • Lead a broad array of method development projects requiring creativity and scientific rigidity.

  • Help enable a team approach toward the maintenance of standard operating procedures, methods, and other documents related to laboratory activities and study conduct.

  • Maintain continuous engagement with established quality management systems and programs and auditing teams to maintain and increase lab compliance.



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

  • Masters degree preferred in toxicology, ecology, biology, biochemistry, entomology, microbiology, or scientific related field or Bachelors degree and at least 3 to 5 years of industry related experience.

  • Experience with invertebrate laboratory bioassays for both terrestrial and aquatic insects preferred.

  • Knowledge of protein biochemistry a plus.

  • Demonstrated creativity and ability to work both independently and in team environments is critical.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience essential.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, while meeting critical deadlines.

  • GLP experience desired.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact professionally by phone, email, and in-person with internal employees.

  • Excellent organizational skills and record keeping ability.


We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Our Campus:

Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple – to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we’re taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar and a variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and holiday events. Did we mention you’ll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology with colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you’re at work.

Our Community:

Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. It’s nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers' Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.

It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.


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