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Corteva Agriscience Research Associate - Protein Engineering in Des Moines, Iowa

Description

Corteva Agriscience is a leader in delivering novel and sustainable solutions for the future of agriculture. The Input Trait Discovery group combines genomic analysis, activity-based screening, protein characterization and optimization to deliver novel insect control traits. We are seeking a Research Associate to provide protein engineering expertise as part of an inter-disciplinary team.

Responsibilities - What you will bring:

  • PCR, cloning, mutagenesis, DNA purification, sequencing, and transformation/transduction

  • Develop, optimize, and execute high-throughput library screening workflow

  • Perform sequence analyses and database searches using Geneious and other molecular biology and bioinformatics tools

  • Analyze and manage large datasets and samples

  • Written and verbal communication of plans, procedures, and results with internal and external stakeholders

Qualifications

Qualifications - What you will bring:

  • Demonstrated ability to design primers, plasmid constructs, and libraries.

  • Have a knowledge of molecular biology methods including cloning, mutagenesis, DNA purification, bacterial cell culture, PCR, and sequencing.

  • Ability to design, optimize, and run plate-based assays in a high throughput manner.

  • Proficiency with modern molecular biology tools and software.

  • Familiarity with bioinformatics sequence analysis tools like BLAST.

  • Have an experience of utilizing a plate reader for assays.

  • Experience of handling insecticidal toxins is a plus.

  • Experience of operating automation equipment such as liquid handlers and Qpix is a plus.

  • Ability to manage and analyze large datasets and samples using Excel, JMP, or similar software.

  • Ability to organize, analyze, and deliver information in a concise, accurate, and professional manner.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Community:

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

Our Campus:

Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple - to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we're taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar and a variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and holiday events. Did we mention you'll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology with colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you're at work.

Our Community:

Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. It's nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers' Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.

It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.

Benefits:

Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life 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? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.Start by applying to this opportunity today!

#GrowWhatMatters

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

  • Accessibility Page for Contact Information (https://www.corteva.com/accessibility.html)

  • For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster

To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

#GrowWhatMatters

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

  • Accessibility Page for Contact Information (https://www.corteva.com/accessibility.html)

  • For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster

To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

#GrowWhatMatters

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

  • Accessibility Page for Contact Information (https://www.corteva.com/accessibility.html)

  • For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster

To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

Accessibility Page for Contact Information

For US Applicants: See the ‘Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law’ poster

To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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