Junior Field Scientist
DescriptionCorteva Agriscience is seeking to fill a Junior Field Scientist position at our Fresno, California location.The Junior Field Scientist (FS) will conduct and coordinate day to day field research operations for all Trait and Crop Protection Integrated Field Science (IFS) research projects at the Fresno Research Center. The FS will be expected to execute field experiments at Fresno Research station, collect and manage data for the characterization and advancement of new chemistries in different crops. The FS will serve as the interface between the Commercial and the Field Science organizations by providing technical support of existing products. The FS will be a Commercial Unit (CU)-based collector and interpreter of the technical needs of users, influencers, channel partners and the local sales team regarding Corteva products. FS will be responsible and accountable for the design, implementation, interpretation, documentation and presentation of the research to address assigned biology key questions. FS will support product launches as part of a cross-functional team in the country or Commercial Unit.Key responsibilities:Accountable for flawless field trial execution at Fresno Research Station: Understanding and writing of protocols, forecasting sample needs and organizing local shipments of test items. Accountable for exact planting, applications and evaluations as well reliable upload of data to pertinent data bases. Accountable for destruction of crop after trial completion according to local regulations.Organizes field tours upon request and selects appropriate trials to support decision making in a regional/global trial programContributes within the Biology Team to assist with the creation of the biology workplan.Networks with internal and external investigators assigned to the research to summarize all trial data and draw appropriate conclusions.Fully accountable for data management (including statistics) associated with the field and/or glasshouse trials through completion and archival of all relevant reports.Develops research proposals, including protocols with interpretive intent and resource needs, for assigned key questions per the documented process to ensure that local needs are incorporated as needed.Identifies key questions and coordinates research to elucidate line extensions and new business opportunities.Implements the latest methods for experimental design and interpretive analysis to address questions within the scope of the product characterization process.Assists technical leaders in strategy of local data generation for pipeline and existing products to ensure optimal technical value propositions for final products and cost-efficient trial plans.Measures and documents field performance understands resistance issues and identifies trends and issues relative to current and emerging competition in the assigned territory. Proposes technical positioning to the Portfolio Leadership Management Teams based on local needs and requirements in the assigned territory.Serves as R&D expert and technical focal point for specific products and crops in the assigned territory.Represents Corteva at relevant academic and government institutes in the assigned territory and documents emerging trends and technology related to agriculture.Serves as ad-hoc advisor to Marketing Teams, Program Mangers, Portfolio Marketing Leaders at local level.Responsible for presentations at data review meetings as well as reporting and archiving work on time. Assures that biology is incorporated into local product labels and all new uses proposed have supportive data to demonstrate safe biological use.Author any required biology regulatory packages for local regulatory process and address any biology issues that may arise during submission.Lead Biology evaluations for Regional Growth Initiatives.Provides input on the critical assessment and prioritization of technical needs and activities essential to the implementation of business strategy.Focal point for local country/CU and R&D functions pertaining to technical issues/queries related to the assigned products.If applicable: Responsible for generation of relevant Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) documents for the CU, together with CU / Country Registration Specialist(s) and according to local LPCT proposals and needs; responsible for GAP updates, if needed, and defense of them in front of Regulatory Team Leader(s). QualificationsResearch design and analysis skills applied biology and R&D methodologies, broad technical knowledge of products / markets, practitioner-level of agronomic and / or pest management skills, statistical analysis, computer proficiency (e.g., data management) and teamwork. Experienced in summarizing trial results. Good listener and interpreter of views from a wide range of inputs. Good communication skills to transfer knowledge across the network and within the region. Good command of English as well as local languages that are relevant to the allocated territory.Ph.D. or M.S. in biological sciences, including Entomology, Nematology, Plant Pathology, Weed Sciences or related field, and three to five years of field research experience.Excellent computer, data management, statistical analysis, and data presentation skills are essential.Understanding of product needs for North American markets.Apply for this job.