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.

The Biologicals and Natural Products (B&NP) team in Corteva Agriscience plays a critical role in the discovery, development, and optimization of microbial and small molecule natural product active ingredients. We are seeking a Senior Microbiologist to join our multi-disciplinary team at the Indianapolis Global Business Center as we grow our pipeline of sustainable products.

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

  • Drive Corteva’s discovery projects for small molecule natural products and live microbial biologicals through collaboration with biochemists, biologists, and data scientists.
  • Develop and execute strategies to optimize microbial growth and/or the production of metabolites with biological activity.
  • Design and deploy molecular approaches such as mutagenesis and directed evolution to improve the performance of specific microbial technologies.


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

Required Qualifications:
•    Ph.D. in Microbiology or related scientific field.
•    At least 7 years of work experience in an industry setting and/or on applied research.
•    Project and/or technical team leadership experience and a track record of success
•    Experience with characterizing the physiology of non-standard microbial species, e.g. Actinomycetes or filamentous fungi.
•    Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, and technical writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience with microbial secondary metabolite characterization.
•    Experience with microbial fermentation (lab scale and/or pilot scale) and bioprocess development.
•    Experience working on biological products for agriculture.

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

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!