DuPont Senior Research Associate, Integrated Assay Systems in Johnston, Iowa

Senior Research Associate, Integrated Assay Systems (Job Number: 201484W-01)


The position will focus on the development, implementation, operation and maintenance of an automated integrated system for high-throughput precision bioassay for insect Trait Discovery platform of Corteva. Success in the position will depend on ability to work closely in both leading and support roles within and across these areas in entomology, data analysis, lab operation, automation as well as assay development. Technical abilities need to be supported with strong communication, team building, leadership skills and understanding of high-throughput screening in a discovery organization. This position will lead a team to fulfill assay request, work with scientist teams to develop new technologies and deploy integrated solutions to facilitate Corteva’s Trait Discovery. Candidate will find himself / herself in a dynamic research environment with significant dedicated training resources to develop capabilities in large-scale lab automation design, development and operation.


  • MS degree in biological science,entomology or environmental sciences with 5+ years of industrial experience

  • Process management and peoplemanagement experience of 12 years

  • Experience with high-throughputscreening of micro- or macro- organisms a must

  • Innovation mindset integratedwith proven ability to deliver operation excellence

  • Strong automation system designand operation, familiarity with Cellario scheduler.

  • Background in statistics /scripting with a data-driven mindset

  • Great communicator and presenterof scientific / technical reviews

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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