DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our organization. Become a member of the world???s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics!
As a Research Assistant, you will be part of a flexible workforce that is responsible for conducting research tasks. Your primary responsibility will be to support scientific personnel in general or routine field and/or laboratory operations.
The Research Assistant will be responsible for supporting data management needs before/during planting and assisting in seed production activities including staging seed, field mapping, planting, scouting, field maintenance, pollination delays, roguing, detasseling, IPM, data collection and other field and warehouse activities as needed.
The research assistant will facilitate a positive working relationship with growers, detasseling, roguing contractors and coworkers.
Other responsibilities include harvest and processing activities such as leading or assisting harvest crews, drying, shelling, conditioning, and treating/packaging seed. May support or lead a process including supervision of temporary staff, product flow, equipment maintenance, and problem solving. Support areas include shipping/receiving, interplant seed movement, warehousing, and inventory management of bulk and bagged seed. General repair and maintenance activities.
May be asked to lead safety program and participate on committees. Must be willing/able to work evening shifts during harvest and processing (September ??? March). Qualifications: The following are required:
High school diploma and at
least two years of closely related ag/field experience, OR an
Associate's/Bachelor's degree in a scientific or agriculture related field
of studyComputer proficient including
Microsoft Office – ExcelWilling and able to perform
physical laborWilling and able to work
extended hours including weekends during seasonal peaksWilling and able to work both
outdoors and indoorsGood communication skillsHave a current and valid
The following are preferred:
Data Management ExperienceExperience creating SOPs or job
aidsUnderstanding of AgricultureBackground in corn productionWarehouse processing and