Corteva Agriscience has an exciting new opportunity for an Biostatistician. As a member of the Ecotoxicology Team the Biostatistician will work with Environmental Exposure and Ecotoxicology scientists on multidisciplinary regulatory teams responsible for development, registration, or re-registration of new and existing crop protection products.  This role with have particular focus supporting Endangered Species Assessments.

Opportunities also exist for scientific growth within this role including working on cross-active ingredient projects, innovative higher-tier risk assessment approaches, and communicating data to a variety of audiences. The position will involve close liaison with registration colleagues within Corteva, industry associations, and US regulatory scientists.

Responsibilities: How will you help us grow?

The successful candidate will serve as a Biostatistician in the development and registration of crop protection products; this includes:

  • Conducting statistical evaluation of ecotoxicology and wider environmental safety data.
  • Providing relevant statistical information to support endangered species risk assessments in accordance with regulatory expectations.
  • Providing advice on interpretation of data and study design from a statistical perspective.
  • Providing reports and presentations for regulatory agencies and interfacing with regulatory agencies.
  • Contributing as a member of multiple product teams operating in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Effectively utilizing organizational networking to influence decision making.

The successful candidate will also contribute to external science, including publications and science-related arenas related to ecotoxicology, endangered species risk assessment and environmental safety, and leverage influence to benefit the company by:

  • Keeping current with developments in the use of statistics for endangered species assessments, ecotoxicology and for broader environmental safety purposes; providing technical expertise and support to regulatory science, registration and business teams.
  • Representing Ecotoxicology and/or regulatory sciences externally at meetings and conferences.

Domestic travel approximately 5 percent of the time.

The strong preference is for the successful candidate to be office-based (flexible working arrangements will apply) at a Corteva site location, preferably in Indianapolis.  However, suitable candidates who do not meet these criteria will not necessarily be excluded from consideration.



Requirements: What expertise have you grown? 

  • Degree-level qualification (or higher-level certification) in mathematics, statistics, biology, or related STEM field.
  • Demonstrated experience in data analytics, visualizations and predictive modelling.
  • Excellent communication skills; demonstrated visual and technical presentation skills. Ability to communicate statistical concepts to a variety of scientists and regulators.
  • Working knowledge of (eco)toxicology test systems (i.e., general principles and regulatory Guidelines i.e. USEPA OCSPP and/or OECD regulatory testing guidelines) is desirable.
  • Familiarity with SAS, R, and JMP desirable; familiarity with commercial statistical packages for the analysis of (eco)toxicological data (e.g.  USEPA’s CETIS and/or TOXRAT) desirable.
  • Experience with the construction and analysis of historical control databases is desirable.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively as a member of global project teams.
  • Proven time management and project prioritization skills.


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!

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

Our Campus:
Our Indianapolis, Indiana campus is home to more than 1,000 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, credit union and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, wok, deli, fresh salad bar, and a variety of ethnic and 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 festive holiday events. Join a volleyball or ping pong league or take part in supporting the Indianapolis Colts during Blue Fridays! Did we mention you’ll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology and 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: 
If you’re looking to move to a big city with a small-town feel then Indianapolis, Indiana is the place for you. This dynamic, multifaceted city has a robust sports scene, urban nightlife, and top-tier entertainment. Indianapolis is quickly making its name as one of the best sustainable food and agriculture scenes in the country. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Indianapolis is a welcoming city ripe with culture and a thriving economy.

Indianapolis is Indiana’s capital with more than two million residents in the greater metropolitan area. It’s the economic and cultural center of Indiana and offers something for everyone. There’s plenty to do, see, learn and experience in Indianapolis.

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. Start by applying to this opportunity today!