Discovery Technologies Innovation Leader
Corteva Agriscience, theAgriculture Division of DowDuPont?, is seeking to fill the DiscoveryTechnologies & Innovation Leader position at our Bay Area Innovation Center(BAIC) located in Hayward, CA. This is an exciting opportunity for anaccomplished leader and scientist with an entrepreneurial spirit to guide aleading-edge research center within a major agricultural company. With itsroots as a biotech start-up, BAIC seeks to build on its differentiatingtechnology to create innovative traits that will not only sustain steadyincreases in crop yield, but provide compelling new value to both growers and consumers.This is a critical leadership position within our Trait Discovery organizationwith strategic impact on our trait pipeline and future products. The qualifiedindividual will be an experienced and thoughtful leader who has a track recordof innovation, successful technology development and deployment and directexperience leading discovery-based research efforts. In addition, the successful candidate will playa critical role in growing talent, setting the culture at BAIC and serving asan integral member of the Trait Discovery Leadership Team. If you areinterested in working in an innovative environment, driving cutting edgescience and leading a group of talented scientists, we encourage you to applyon line via our website.Job Description:Provide strategic leadership for science andtechnology development with an emphasis on disruptive, early-stage technologyinnovation to broadly enable discovery initiatives.Invigorate the entrepreneurial spirit of thesite, stimulate creativity, build key biology based innovations and accesscutting edge technologies from the Bay Area and beyond.Build integrated discovery technologies,capabilities and competencies that support high throughput trait discoveryscreens.Integrate computational tools to effectivelymine data sets and build new discovery approaches.Reinforce BAIC site identity in the Bay Area byengaging local scientific community, scouting new technologies and evaluatingnew companies for collaboration.Implement key people processes to build keyleadership roles and succession plans for the long-term viability of the sitetechnical leadership.Coordinate research activities at the site toensure we leverage synergies across groups and local field based researchcenters, Woodland, CA and Fresno, CA.Oversee site operational processes that ensure complianceand safe functioning at the site. Qualifications:PhD or similar qualification in a plant or lifescience discipline15+ years of work experience post-PhDCredible and established science impact in theag or biotech industrySignificant people leadership skills with arecord of successful growth and development of staff and the ability to buildhighly functioning teamsDeep understanding of gene discovery and traitdevelopment process with the ability to drive scientific insights and direction.Experience and understanding of microbiomediscovery a plusWe are excited to announcethat Corteva Agriscience? is the name of the new Agriculture Divisionof DowDuPont?. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPontPioneer and DowAgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standaloneagriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, cropprotection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculturevalue chain to create a more efficient food system. At Corteva Agriscience?,we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. Thismeans we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people andthe planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.Apply for this job.