Corteva Agriscience is looking for a motivated Research Scientist to support the Biologicals and Insect and Nematode Management (INM) groups within Biologicals Biology and Field Sciences (BBFS), at our research and development facility in Indianapolis. The candidate will contribute to ongoing projects and conduct innovative research on bioinsecticides to develop and advance new biological solutions in the biologicals pipeline. Work responsibilities will be divided between product characterization for Biologicals Discovery phase projects.

Responsibilities – What You’ll Do:

  • Optimize and execute current bioinsecticide screening assays
  • Utilize demonstrated expertise in biologicals, to lead the characterization and advancement of novel molecules or technologies within the discovery and development pipeline
  • Lead design, development, and execution of innovative assay capabilities for bioinsecticides for use in row and specialty crops
  • Contribute to all aspects of experiments, including providing technical expertise, setting-up and assessing trials, recording data, conducting data analysis, and delivering results aligned with CPD&D product goals for bioinsecticides
  • Serve as a bioinsecticide subject matter expert and project leader
  • Generate and clearly present summaries of technical results
  • Support registered products by executing bioassays to help to understand field challenges
  • Advocate environmental and personal health and safety by adherence to policies and procedures
  • Work in a team environment with other associate researchers, technicians, and other scientists


Requirements: What Skills You Need:

  • PhD in entomology, microbiology, or a closely related major
  • Demonstrated experience with continuous innovation in laboratory research is highly desirable.
  • Strong background and experience in bioinsecticides, including working with a broad range of biochemical and microbial insecticides
  • Experience working with and testing bioinsecticide crop protection products. Lab and greenhouse research experience with biologicals
  • Knowledge or experience with row/specialty crops and crop protection products
  • Strong aptitude in experimental design, hypothesis-driven problem solving, and good data analysis and interpretation skills
  • Demonstrated track record of scientific innovation
  • Strong project management skills and ownership for delivering high-quality results
  • Demonstrated adaptability and willingness to work across disciplines to achieve project goals
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly motivated with a desire to work in a laboratory and greenhouse setting

The following are highly preferred:

  • Experience genetically engineered/genetically modified microorganisms
  • Experience with entomopathogenic
  • Experience leading small teams to achieve research goals
  • Experience with high throughput assays or laboratory automation

Benefits – How We’ll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
  • Learn more about our total rewards package here – Corteva Benefits
  • Check out life at Corteva! www.linkedin.com/company/corteva/life

Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.


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