DuPont Senior Analyst - Research IP Compliance in Johnston, Iowa

Senior Analyst - Research IP Compliance (Job Number: 201595W-01)


Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ is seeking a Senior Analyst to join our Research IP Compliance team in Johnston, Iowa. If you are a highly analytical individual who enjoys interacting with and helping others solve problems, this may be a great fit for you! In addition to analytical and problem-solving skills, we're looking for an individual who is naturally proactive, thrives on logic and reason, and can anticipate and prepare for problems to be solved.

Curious to learn more about our Research IP Compliance group? Read along below.

Corteva Agriscience™ lab and field seed researchers worldwide work with in-licensed or externally acquired biotech events, genetic elements, technologies and germplasm to develop innovative crop products. All usage of the in-licensed or externally acquired material is subject to significant contractual obligations. Compliance with those contractual obligations is a condition of doing business and critical to maintain our freedom to operate.

This position is a member of the Global Research IP Compliance team, which has responsibility to design, develop and deploy what we call GUS (Genetic Utilization System). GUS is an integrated system that provides real-time IP and contractual compliance information for biotech events, germplasm, genetic elements, and technologies directly to Researchers in order to inform and enable successful product development and delivery.

The Senior Analyst will develop and implement IP and contract compliance related rules to enable Research activities to proceed with confidence. In this role, you will work with stakeholders in Research, Platform, and Legal groups to collect IP information and documentation; support an extensive database of IP compliance information; and support all seed research activities throughout Corteva Agriscience™ by providing IP compliance information for in-licensed or externally acquired biotech events, germplasm, genetic elements, and technologies to enable research planning and successful product development and delivery.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for reviewing IP Compliance warnings generated by Genetic Utilization System (GUS) and partner with Research, Strategic Agreements & Compliance, Legal and Technology Transfer & Licensing as needed to address and resolve the warnings.

  • Collaborate with Research and Legal to manage and interpret germplasm and trait agreements and business decisions, summarize results, and load compliance information into the GUS rules database.

  • Identify and address business process changes being made or that are needed to ensure the sustainability of the IP compliance system.

  • Develop and implement GUS rules for new and amended agreements for all crops, globally. Review and update existing GUS rules when there are changes in how agreement terms are interpreted.

  • Provide summarized IP and agreement compliance information to scientists and other researchers as needed for their decision-making processes.


The following are required:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience in an analytical role that required problem-solving and customer service type of interaction

  • Proficiency in working with computer applications, using a wide range of computer tools.

  • High level of detail-orientation and ability to develop and implement stepwise protocols

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with confidence and awareness needed to interact with people at all levels within Corteva Agriscience, collaborators from different departments, cultures and geographies

  • Ability to lead independent work on multiple projects with minimal supervision

The following are preferred:

  • Experience with research processes used in germplasm development and/or biotechnology

  • Degree in plant biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, genetics, or a related discipline

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.


Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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