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Research Associate Italy,  


Posted on : 10 February 2017

Project Description

Job Description DuPont-Pioneer is seeking a highly motivated individual who desires to be part of an innovative corn research team. The successful candidate will work in a cross-functional environment, interacting with members of Breeding and Molecular Breeding.The Research Associate will have the opportunity to support the research team in executing field trials and implementing breeding protocols. This is an excellent opportunity to work with leading edge breeding technologies in cooperation with cross-functional scientists seeking to deliver the very best crop genetics.Responsibilities:Support the local breeding programs for the implementation of corn nurseries, seed production and yield trialsManage research seed inventories and logisticsDevelop and maintain efficient processes, forecasts and plan the  utilization of resources.Cooperate for the execution the testing program, including seed preparation, data collection and data analysis.Coordinate seasonal workers during seed preparation, planting, nurseries operations, data collection and harvest.Travel to yield trials sites and nurseries, including winter nurseries if necessaryThis position is located in Pessina Cremonese (CR)  Italy. Job Qualifications Minimum: B.S. degree in Agronomy and related fieldsStrong interest for plant breeding and availability to work in open field experimentsDemonstrate strong interpersonal communication, organizational and project management skillsIT skills, including MS Excel and data management, and ability to become proficient in Corporate IT toolsTravels within Northern Italy are expected, occasional international travels might be required.Proficient in EnglishA valid driving license is required.Desired Skills/Experience:Experience with corn breeding protocols and methods. Maize genetics, physiology and pathology knowledge. Molecular breeding methods basic knowledge. 

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Italy Lombardia Cremona

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