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Research Associate - Embryo Rescue
Category: Chemical Industry, Computing
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Research Associate - Embryo Rescue
**Research Associate - Embryo Rescue (Job Number: 194055W-01)**


Corteva Agriscience(TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont(TM) has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate at our Waimea Research Station.

Research Associates at the Embryo Rescue Lab
manage operations of the embryo rescue lab, ensuring the steady production of
high quality plantlets. They are responsible for compliance with Good
Laboratory Practices and must understand sterile technique. They must have a
basic knowledge of plant biology, microbiology and chemistry, and be
comfortable with computers and mobile devices. They need a collaborative
attitude, good communication and critical thinking skills, and a knack for
creative problem solving. Research
Associates supervise a group of Research Assistants and coordinate activities
with other groups and teams.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

+ Produce high quality Doubled Haploids that meet the quality, quantity, and timeline targets for project deliverables.

+ Manage the daily operation of the Embryo Rescue Lab, which includes preparing media and other materials, cleaning/sterilizing ears of maize, extracting embryos, selecting embryos based on phenotype, taking notes and collecting data.

+ Set-up, maintain, operate, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment.

+ Keep lab and work area clean and follow sterile technique and good lab practices.

+ Organize daily activities, including labor.

+ Coordinate with other groups to ensure key steps are completed in a collaborative manner.

+ Communicate openly with team and supervisors on matters of relevance.

+ Ensure that relevant data are collected accurately, consistently, and uploaded to databases.

+ Promote positive work attitudes and harmonious relations.

+ Supervise, evaluate, and mentor reports, ensuring work is performed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with specified research protocols and regulations.

+ Willing and able to work flexible schedules and weekends during peak periods when required.

+ Support all Waimea Research center-wide goals and support other projects when needed.


**Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:**

+ Ability to manage people.

+ Ability to work as part of a larger, culturally diverse group, as well as independently when needed.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

+ Grasp of basic Mendelian and molecular genetics.

+ Organization and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and priorities.

+ Ability to bend, reach, and lift repetitively. Occasionally required to carry 20-50 lbs.

+ Computer competency: tablets, PCs, Microsoft ExcelTM, internal programs.

+ Valid driver's license.

+ Preferred: Ability to communicate in one of the other languages common to the Waimea Research Center

+ Preferred: Familiarity with good lab practices and sterile technique

**Education and Experience:**

+ Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, or related field.

+ Two to four years related experience

+ Alternatively, equivalent levels of relevant education and experiences

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience(TM) is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont(TM). We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience(TM), we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

**Primary Location:** _NA-United States-Hawaii-Waimea_

**Organization:** _Pioneer_

**Schedule:** _Full-time_

**Education Level:** _Bachelor's Degree (16 years)_

**Employee Status:** _Regular_

**Job Type:** _Entry Level_

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