Research Assistant

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Research Assistant

DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our Weslaco location. Pioneer historically has carried out research operations in Weslaco, Texas, working in past years as a screening site for both sorghum and corn.  The company recently moved a sorghum breeding program from Reynosa, Mexico to Weslaco, Texas, bringing a new project with new research activities to the site, and an expanded work force is required to accomplish these new objectives.  In this context a Research Assistant position is needed at Weslaco to support breeding activities under the directions of the Research Scientist and reporting directly to him. The position is part of a multi-crop research effort and will be involved in various activities in support of all programs at the center. The Research Assistant will provide support to the sorghum breeding program, corn and lodging testing, assisting as needed with all nursery operations and hybrid evaluation activities. Key Duties/Responsibilities: Assisting on all nursery, screening and testing operations, including seed preparation, field operations, note taking, pollinations, hand harvest, threshing; occasional machinery operation and maintenance, included but not limited to tractors, planters, sprayers and combines.                                                                                                                   Work closely with temporary employees and help in giving guidance and training them to accomplish goals, ensuring that workplace health and safety guidelines are followed.                                                                                                                   Provide support to SRA and RA to collect high-quality phenotypic notes, such as plant height, flowering date, plant counts, etc., in a time efficient manner.                                    Preparation of off-season nurseries, so that they are shipped and planted as planned and on time.Give opinion to prioritize activities and make time management decisions, to ensure all nursery and trial operations are accomplished in a timely manner.Take appropriate steps to insure accuracy in all operations and to correct and report mistakes if discovered.Identification of good temporary workers is crucial for the project to meet its objectives. Helping to make decisions on what employees to hire is a critical part of this job, so that the team is professional and dedicated to the program.Nursery and trial operations are all critical, but some are very time sensitive.  The ability to decide which operations should need to be done in what order is critical to the success of the programsQualifications:The following are required:High School Diploma or GED2 years of research experienceDriver???s LicenseAptitude and willingness to work outdoors in hot often dusty environment is essentialInterpersonal and communication skills Teamwork skills, leadership skills, motivational skillsSpanish speakingThe following are preferred:Agriculture experience; Seed experienceExperience operating and maintaining farm equipment, machinery (tractors)Familiar with crop production practicesFamiliar with standard computer programs like Excel, Word etc. and use of handheld mobile devices 

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