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Corteva Agriscience Senior Research Associate - Protein Purification in Johnston, Iowa


Trait Discovery and Optimization team in Biotechnology is looking for a Senior Research Associate to join Insect Control and Herbicide Tolerance Discovery group.

Responsibilities - What You Will Do:

  • Design and execute scientifically-sound experiments towards protein discovery utilizing principles of chromatography and filtration.

  • Perform routine tasks of protein extraction from biological samples

  • Generate and record data, perform data analysis and author reports.

  • Maintain records in Benchling and electronic lab notebook.

  • Work in a collaborative team environment to deliver timely results.


What Skills You Need:

  • Bachelor's in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or allied field with 5+ years of relevant experience, or Master's degree

  • Prior research and lab experience necessary

  • Understand principles of protein biochemistry, chromatography, bioinformatics pertaining to protein identification

  • Hands-on experience with protein purification techniques such as anion exchange chromatography, hydrophobic interaction, size exclusion and tangential flow filtration

  • Familiarity with AKTA instruments and Unicorn software

  • Team player, with demonstrated written and oral scientific communication skills.

  • Experience working with plants, bacteria, fungi is a plus

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

Benefits - How We'll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills

  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place

  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment

  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays

  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father

  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program

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Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.

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:

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