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Research Associate, Core Technologies - United States  

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Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

Job Description

The Research Associate will join the technology development team within the Core Technologies Group, providing support through experimental design, execution and reporting on critical enabling technologies. The successful candidate will work both independently and as a member of a cross-functional team.

Primary responsibilities will include but not limited to:
  • Plant sample handling under greenhouse conditions and sample processing within the lab
  • Executing experimental protocols, recording observations and data management for tissue sampling
  • Designing and executing genotyping and sequencing experiments
  • DNA extraction, PCR amplification, sequencing library prep, biochemistry optimization, and supporting instrumentation development
Problem Solving:
Identify best timing for day-to-day activities and best use of resource to keep process on target.
Identify, troubleshoot and propose process improvement opportunities.

Job Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Cellular Biology, or related interdisciplinary training, 0 to 2 years of industry experience preferred. Alternatively, associate’s degree in similar fields with 2-4 years of related experience will also be considered. Strong knowledge in molecular biology, cellular biology and plant physiology. Solid skills on tissue culture and DNA/RNA-based technologies. Strong skills in experimental design, execution, trouble shooting and data processing and analysis. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as math and computer skills. May be required to do physical lifting and work in varying ergonomic environments.

DuPont Pioneer ( headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. DuPont Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.