Corteva Agriscience is seeking a talented and enthusiastic weed scientist to join the Crop Protection Discovery Mode of Action Center of Expertise Group, based at our Indianapolis research and development facility. The successful candidate will use their expertise in Weed Science physiology and biochemistry to identify the target sites of novel herbicidal chemistries. The successful candidate must also be able to work in a team environment, network across scientific disciplines, and be capable of clearly communicating to a broad range of audiences.
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
Leveraging deep understanding of molecular biology, plant biochemistry, and metabolic pathways to elucidate experimental compound mode-of-action.
Leading design-of-experiments where you will combine in vitro, in planta and 'omics-based experiments to guide herbicide target site identification
Serving as an herbicide mode of action subject matter expert on multi-disciplinary teams and working within teams to develop and evaluate novel herbicidal small molecules.
Developing strategies to create and validate new mode of action tools.
Contributing to all aspects of experiments including planning, execution, analysis, and reporting.
Generating and clearly presenting summaries of technical results to a broad array of Crop Protection scientists and leadership.
Developing and implementing safety practices to ensure a safe work environment
What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
Ph.D. in Weed Science or related field
Experience in understanding and elucidating herbicide mode-of-action
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong track record of presentations and publications herbicide related fields (weed science, herbicide biochemistry)
Ability to work independently and drive projects to completion
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
Training in molecular biology and plant biochemistry
Working knowledge of chemistry
We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.
Our Indianapolis, Indiana campus is home to more than 1,000 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, credit union and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, wok, deli, fresh salad bar, and a variety of ethnic and 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 festive holiday events. Join a volleyball or ping pong league or take part in supporting the Indianapolis Colts during Blue Fridays! Did we mention you'll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology and 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.
If you're looking to move to a big city with a small-town feel then Indianapolis, Indiana is the place for you. This dynamic, multifaceted city has a robust sports scene, urban nightlife, and top-tier entertainment. Indianapolis is quickly making its name as one of the best sustainable food and agriculture scenes in the country. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Indianapolis is a welcoming city ripe with culture and a thriving economy.
Indianapolis is Indiana's capital with more than two million residents in the greater metropolitan area. It's the economic and cultural center of Indiana and offers something for everyone. There's plenty to do, see, learn and experience in Indianapolis.
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? Start by applying to this opportunity today!