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Research Associate Italy,  

Dupont Biosciences (company)

Posted on : 10 February 2017

Project Description

Job Description
  • Our company 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.

  • Support the local breeding programs for the implementation of corn nurseries, seed production and yield trials
  • Manage research seed inventories and logistics
  • Develop 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 necessary

Job Qualifications
  • Minimum: B.S. degree in Agronomy and related fields
  • Strong interest for plant breeding and availability to work in open field experiments
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication, organizational and project management skills
  • IT skills, including MS Excel and data management, and ability to become proficient in Corporate IT tools
  • Travels within Northern Italy are expected, occasional international travels might be required.
  • Proficient in English
  • A 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. 


Italy Lombardia Cremona

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