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Corteva Agriscience Research Associate, Integrated Assay Systems in Johnston, Iowa


Join us at Corteva Agriscience™, a world leader and supplier of plant genetics, to tackle important agricultural challenges and help secure a reliable and sustainable food supply across the world for years to come.

Our team is seeking a candidate who will focus on conducting high-throughput insect assays, leveraging a variety of automated systems. The research associate will work with team members to evaluate samples and provide high-quality data to customers. Applicants with previous laboratory automation experience and desire a creative environment will excel in this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts laboratory experiments on insects according to protocol

  • Operates liquid handling robotics, microplate stacker and other high-throughput screening equipment

  • Develops new arthropod testing protocols, with automation as a key component

  • Maintains accurate and thorough records in data management system

  • Analyzes data and delivers it to customers in a timely manner


  • Excellent organization and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across multiple groups

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field, including entomology, biology, genetics or related biological sciences

  • 2+ years industry experience required

  • Technically savvy - familiarity with or proven aptitude to learn a variety of laboratory automation platforms and a passion to explore and learn more

  • Hands-on experience conducting micro- or macro-organism assays

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