DuPont Research Associate in Johnston, Iowa

Research Associate (Job Number: 191191W-01)


DuPont is currently seeking a Research Associate to join our team at the Johnston, Iowa location.


  • Complete Data Analysis workload, according to defined protocols, within designated time frames.

  • Exercise independent judgement and discretion as appropriate.

  • Analyze data using software packages provided. Interpret analysis and troubleshoot possible issues.

  • Provide feedback on data as needed.

  • Organize and summarize results of projects

  • Help in supervising temporary workers

  • Collaborate with other global genotyping laboratories.

  • Join project teams

  • Provide customer support as directed. Including but not limited to, scoring and analyzing test data to ensure and improve efficiency and throughput of those jobs.

  • Identify data loss and provide possible explanations .

  • Prioritize time to complete multiple activities.

  • Decide if quality of data meets defined expectations.

  • Determine if observed data loss may be recovered and act appropriately.


  • Bachelors degree in Genetics, Biology, or science-related field or agricultural field and 0-2 years of industry related experience, or equivalent experience.

  • Strength in quality control, attention to detail, and organizational skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills are required. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English at a fluent level.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Familiarity with software analysis of data in a high throughput lab is desirable. Experience analyzing and troubleshooting genotyped assays is desirable.

  • Experience with statistical software such as SAS, R or JMP is desirable, Experience with C#, C++, or SQL is a plus.

  • Experience with Spotfire is a plus.

  • Must be able to work independently under direction at the same time as functioning as a team member.

  • Must be able to work a full shift at a computer.

  • Must have flexibility to work extra hours if needed.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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