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Corteva Agriscience Research Assistant in Johnston, Iowa


Are you ready to grow your career and take on a new challenge? If so, our Insect Production ResearchAssistant role may be the perfect opportunity for you. Here at Corteva Agriscience, we are growing what’s next by building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of both science and technology (that’s where you come in!) that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of mankind.

About theRole:

The purpose of this role is to aid in the production of insects and maintenance of insect colonies for research purposes. Responsible for following established methods for the production of multiple insect species, maintenance of insect colonies, supplies, equipment, and work areas. This person may also be involved in assisting with experiments and research.

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 workday? 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, 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.

What You Will Do:

  • Ensuresthat all material necessary for rearing insect colonies is prepared properlyand on time.

  • Responsiblefor all aspects of insect colony tasks, such as daily maintenance, dietpreparation, egg collection, weekly production setup, insect staging,sanitation, etc.

  • Assistswith miscellaneous tasks such as cleaning, handling, packaging and storing facilitysupplies/materials/equipment.

  • Operatesand maintains complex equipment in support of experiments conducted within aresearch project.

  • Mayhave limited accountability for overseeing and/or directing the work ofothers.

  • Compilesand records information, sometimes using computer.

  • Maywrite experimental reports, summaries and protocols.


Whatexpertise have you grown? What is required from you?

  • Minimumof a High School Diploma

  • 2-3years of work experience

  • Experiencein Entomology or Insect Rearing is highly preferred.

  • Musthave good analytical problem-solving skills

  • Willingand able to work weekends and overtime, if required

  • Beingable to work in warm/hot environments with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Willing and able to lift up to 30-50ibs

  • Willingand able to handle insects

  • Ability to perform physicallabor

  • Strongwork ethic.

  • Abilityto read, understand and follow protocols.

  • Excellentorganizational skills.

  • Excellentattention to detail.

  • Abilityto work within a team.


Let’s peek at how you can grow your well-being, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strikea better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paidmaternity, paternal and family illness leave

  • Preparefor your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursementprogram, and more

  • Enjoyaccess to health benefits for you and your family on your first day ofemployment

  • Andmuch, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to thisopportunity today!

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you need 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 For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here