DuPont Senior Research Associate in Johnston, Iowa

Senior Research Associate (Job Number: 201402W-01)


Seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Senior ResearchAssociate to join our Molecular Engineering group in Johnston, IA to support the discovery and optimization of novel plant traits to help feed the world.

They will use molecular biology and directed evolution techniques to plan, conduct and analyze experiments to support multiple research projects. Previous experience in phage/yeast surface display (highly desired), robust quantitative binding and biochemical assay development, PCR, seamless cloning, library construction, recombinant protein expression and purification, lab robotics, DNA sequence and data analysis software. Ability to concisely summarize and integrate data working in multifunctional project teams. Team player with strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Supports research activity by planning and effectively conducting experiments; recording and analyzing data. Ensures efficient daily operation of laboratories and maintains good lab notebooks and sample tracking.

  • Conducts experiments involvingphage/yeast surface display.

  • Performs functional evaluation analysissuch as ELISA and Octet based assays.

  • Library construction and screeningusing latest synthetic biology and DNA-shuffling technologies.

  • Designs HTP assays to support leadcandidate identification and functional analysis.

  • Documenting experimental data,presenting hypotheses, experimental results, conclusions and interpretations atcross-functional team meetings.


Senior Research Associate – Minimum of master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related discipline with a minimum of 2-4 years industry related experience required, or equivalent amounts of relevant education and laboratory experience. Familiarity with bioinformatics and sequence analysis software. Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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 DowAgroSciences 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: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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