Research Associate in Georgetown, Ontario
Who are we, and what do we do?
Corteva Agriscienceis a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection, and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. In 2021, Corteva Agriscience generated revenues valued at around 15.66 billion U.S. dollars.
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.
The Georgetown R&D center is the global technology hub for Corteva's canola breeding programs with on-site field, greenhouse and lab activities supporting the development of industry leading seed products for various markets. This position will be focused on executing greenhouse experiments with molecular marker selection.
Responsibilities - How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
Managing day to day activities for greenhouse projects from planting, sampling, crossing to harvesting.
Interpreting molecular marker data.
Working effectively with database software to manage projects.
Coordinate and manage seasonal workforce to ensure all activities are completed in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure all personnel are properly trained on procedures.
Participate in the improvement of safety programs and protocols (safety, efficiency, effectiveness) specific to direct work environment to identify and communicate potential risks and benefits.
Complete personal development activities as part of a performance management and development plan.
Being an active team member within the R&D center to help with other field and greenhouse operations as needed.
Requirements - What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
Bachelor's degree or higher in plant science, microbiology, agriculture, genetics (or equivalent amount of relevant education and experience).
Strong understanding in interpreting molecular marker data.
Good attention to detail.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Quick to learn computer and iPad programs.
Ability to work in greenhouse and field environment (temperatures above 30oC).
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.
We care about you, and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.
Check out life at Corteva!
Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!
Strike a better worklife 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™ 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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