Analytical Chemist/Biologist at Corteva Agriscience (Des Moines, IA)

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Description
Corteva Agriscience is seeking a highly motivated Analytical Chemist/Biochemist to conduct cutting edge research in our campus located in Johnston, Iowa. You will be responsible for conducting analytical and metabolite identification work for non regulatory research activities. We are looking for candidates who enjoy being in a startup like atmosphere, working hands-on while simultaneously contributing scientific/technical projects, as well as participating in broader project teams to enable downstream discovery activities.
This is an opportunity for you as a technical expert in LC/GC-Mass spectrometry to demonstrate your ability to make a real impact in a Trait Discovery organization committed to innovation and scientific excellence.Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards of scientific research.To be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges that span across multidisciplinary teams.
Responsibilities
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you.

  • Bringing expertise in structure elucidation.
  • Conducting analytical and metabolite identification work for non regulatory in vitro research activities.
  • Being responsible for the development of LC MS/MS chromatographic methods for small molecules within the group and to act as an expert consultant on the development of chromatographic methods within the wider R&D organization.
  • Increasing profile of the department externally by publishing papers/posters and participation in expert groups.
  • Interpreting the relevant data and prepare accurate scientific study updates and contribute to reports.
  • Maintaining and writing SOPs, as required.
  • Monitor research progress, identify problems, and explore new approaches to achieve team goals.
  • Communicate with research leadership and downstream teams on pipeline and progress.

Qualifications
Educational Qualifications:
Master of Science (M.S.) in chemistry, biochemistry, or related fields with over 5 years of relevant experience or applicable industry experience desired; or B.S. in related fields with over 10 years of hands-on experience.
Competencies and Qualifications:
  • Experience in metabolite identification in a CRO, pharmaceutical or agrochemical companies.
  • Experience in chromatographic method development for small molecule research.
  • Experience with protein expression and purification in heterologous expression systems with common affinity tags.
  • Knowledge in running and design of enzymatic assays.
  • Proficient in use of relevant High resolution Mass spectrometry and use of relevant software, LC/GC-MS/MS data interpretation skills.
  • Knowledge of metabolism/metabolic reactions.
  • This is an opportunity for you as a technical expert in LC/GC-Mass spectrometry to demonstrate your ability to make a real impact in a Trait Discovery organization committed to innovation and scientific excellence.
  • Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards of scientific research.
  • To be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges that span across multidisciplinary teams.
  • A proven track record of creative scientific accomplishment as evidenced by a strong publication and/or patent record.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present research to audiences at a variety of levels.
  • Demonstrated proficiency at experimental design, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of utilization of various databases, bioinformatics tools, modern analytic instrumentations, and computer skills.

Work/Visa Sponsorship not offered for this role
Benefits:
Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • And much, much more!

Community:
We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Our Campus:
Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple - to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we're taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar and a variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and holiday events. Did we mention you'll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology with colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you're at work.
Our Community:
Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. It's nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers' Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.
It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.
Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.Start by applying to this opportunity today!
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Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:
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  • For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster

To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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