DuPont Research Associate in Algona, Iowa

Research Associate (Job Number: 201663W-01)


Corteva Agriscience (the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont) is currently recruiting for a Research Associate with the Research Center at Algona, IA. The Research Associate is an integral member of a team committed to developing and testing elite soybean varieties and corn inbred/hybrids for the Southern MN and Northern IA region.

The Research Associate performs duties essential to a comprehensive commercial soybean and corn breeding programs including working with regulated transgenic material. This person manages day-to-day field and seed lab operations including seed and information preparation; planting; sampling; herbicide applications; plot maintenance; pollinating; disease inoculation; harvesting; data collection/interpretation, disease screening, and molecular marker experiments. This individual may organize and supervise work of seasonal employees and occasionally regular employees.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or related field and minimum of 0 to 2 years of industry related experience, or equivalent amounts of relevant education and experience.

  • Competencies: Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills are required.Candidates must be competent with computer hardware and software programs including Microsoft Office. Candidates must be able to record field observations with a handheld computer, and manipulate data in computer systems. Candidates should possess a demonstrated ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.The candidate must have the ability to train/supervise temporary employees and have the ability to work as a strong team member as well as work independently when needed.Ability to operate farm equipment is required.This includes, but is not limited to: planting equipment, herbicide applicators, and plot harvest equipment.May be required to obtain Class A CDL license, and commercial pesticide applicators license.Additional certifications may be required in the future.Candidates may be required to work in varying ergonomic environments.

  • Some lifting (up to 50 lbs) may be required.

  • This positon will require extended hours and overnight trips to off-site locations during peak periods.

  • Additional travel may be necessary to assist at off-season nursery locations.

  • Continuous training will be required in order to obtain new skills needed for utilization of new technologies and to stay current with changes in the industry.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Algona

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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