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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 Agriscience is seeking a Research Associate to join our multi-crop research center in Garden City, KS.
The Research Associate will serve as a part of a multi-crop team supporting local corn breeding programs and regional yield testing of wheat and sorghum as well as special projects exploring cropping systems.

The Research Associate will perform phenotyping and characterization by following established protocols to ensure high quality data is collected on all crops.

The ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm for collaborating in a team environment where evolving technologies in agriculture are driving product development.

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

  • Collect phenotypic data by serving as a local drone pilot performing flights for all crops.
  • Review and assess data quality for manual and UAS collected trait data throughout the growing season.
  • Participate in experiment planning, location mapping, and seed filling activities to prepare for planting.
  • Collaborate with local and regional employees to fulfill phenotyping and field activities for wheat and sorghum.
  • Operate planting, harvest, and spray equipment as well as implements for field preparation by utilizing GPS software.
  • Assist with plot maintenance by scouting weed, insect and disease pressure across crops.
  • Operate and maintenance irrigation systems used to facilitate drought characterization of corn hybrids.
  • Supervise contract labor and interns to complete center research activities according to protocols while ensuring a safe working environment.

Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related scientific field with 2-4 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of agronomy, crop production, plant development, and experimental field plot design.
  • Strong attention to detail in a deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to operate agricultural equipment while observing all safety requirements.
  • Demonstrate skills in leadership, operational safety, supervision and time management.
  • Ability to develop a working relationship with team members by exhibiting excellent communication and personal interaction skills with a diverse group of people.
  • Must be capable of working in varying ergonomic and environmental conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Flexibility to work extended days at critical times of the season.  Some overnight stays during planting and harvesting required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required, and a CMV license is preferred for trailer towing.
  • Ability to obtain a pesticide private applicators license in Kansas.
  • Ability to obtain part 107 sUAS (drone) remote pilot license.

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

Benefits:
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!

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