The Corteva Agriscience Biological Product Science and Technology group (BPS&T) has an immediate opening for a scientist or engineer who is passionate about agriculture and developing products to meet the needs of growers worldwide. The successful candidate will join BPS&T at the Crop Protection R&D center and global headquarters in Indianapolis, IN. This position supports the development and launch of new formulated products by understanding how key application parameters impact the total end-user experience for crop protection products. Responsibilities of this role include understanding how products will be used and applied in key markets, understanding the key physical properties of products that will influence efficacy, application, storage, and handling properties, obtaining working knowledge of different types of application equipment, and developing laboratory-based testing to ensure products meet or exceed market expectations.

What You Will Do: Responsibilities Include

  • Partners with formulation, analytical, greenhouse biologists, and field R&D scientists in developing new formulated products to ensure products meet or exceeds the customer’s storage, handling, and application needs and expectations.
  • Utilizes background in agricultural, physical, and chemical sciences to solve problems concerned with product delivery, application, storage, and processing of agricultural products.
  • Designs and executes experiments in the lab to mimic real-world application scenarios to assess risks in product application, handling, and storage and develops mitigation plans to address any issues.
  • Develops new methodologies and capabilities to assess how formulated products may impact efficacy and crop safety.
  • Provides urgent in-season customer support and conducts educational programs to aid business leaders, sales & marketing reps, farmers and related farm cooperatives.
  • Partners with marketing, field biology, and external partners such as equipment manufacturers, and industry/academic consultants to understand current industry trends and develop strategy to adapt to regional agricultural practices in application technology and product delivery and storage.
  • The successful applicant will network with domestic and international standards organizations such as ASABE, ISO, CEN, and ASTM to promote and influence the agricultural industry design standards and trends targeted at creating leadership positions and driving strategy.
  • The position may require 20% domestic and international travel.



  • PhD in Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Weed Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology, or a related field with 0-3 years of work experience.
  • Experience with agricultural application equipment, designing & prototyping purpose-built equipment, and troubleshooting lab to pilot scale processing issues.
  • Good working knowledge of agricultural operations, agricultural products, and delivery systems.
  • Track record of new product/technology development and using a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving and opportunity development.
  • Strong result-oriented mentality, able to work independently.
  • Excellent project management, planning, prioritization, and leadership skills.
  • Experience working in or leading multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills.
  • A proven record of original research contributions, including development of intellectual property and experience in publishing and presenting technical papers in scientific journals and at professional symposia is important.
  • Keep in mind, that equivalent amounts of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the above requirements

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
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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.