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Windfall Wheat Research Scientist - Breeder

Job Description
The scientist will be responsible for thedevelopment of a Soft Red Winter (SRW) varietal breeding program working withthe team of wheat scientists and various colleagues in Plant Breeding and thelarger Corteva Research organization. The breeding program will befocused on delivering genetic gain through varieties that meet the needs of ourcustomers and our business. The scientist will be expected to helpdevelop and use a full suite of available technologies to accelerate the rateof genetic gain and build a sustainable breeding program.
Establish a breeding and genetics program that delivers superior SRW germplasm which provides performance improvements consistent with product development objectives.
"Hands-on" utilization of enabling breeding technologies in the implementation of the breeding program including precision phenotyping, molecular breeding, and information management.
Collaborate with internal scientific partners in the identification of key breeding targets, strategies and tools including the development and application of molecular markers and other technologies to enhance the breeding process.
Develop partnerships with the wheat breeding team and other colleagues in the development of strategies to deliver varietal wheat with superior performance in a cost effective manner.
Facilitate information flow among wheat team members and other parts of the organization as necessary.
Interact with colleagues outside Corteva as required with emphasis on key universities.
Works under limited administrative/strategic direction.
Scientific leadership which ensures the collection of high quality phenotypic data.
Contributesto leadership aspects of the Research Center activities through the following
o Compliancewith Core Values and business/regulatory requirements
o Clearcommunication with other scientists and staff as required for the success ofall center activities
Job Qualifications
PhD in plant breeding or plant genetics, with an emphasis in the areas of genetics and molecular genetics.
An independent, highly motivated, and self-directed scientist is required.
Comprehensive knowledge and applied research experience in plant genetics or plant breeding.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and a proven ability to work well in a team environment.
Experience or familiarity with molecular breeding methods.
Experience with field research processes and phenotypic data analyses and utilization.
Strong organizational skills to plan and coordinate experiments across locations and abilities to effectively share results across the organization are required.
Excellent personal interaction skills required for effectively developing strong internal and external working relationships with a diverse group of people.
We seek unique leaders who are strongly motivated by the desire to solve scientific questions; who are highly skilled quantitative scientists that excel at deeply investigating phenotypic and genetic information; and who can deliver results in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
Must be able to work in varying ergonomic environments including field activities such as planting, harvest, sampling, and data collection.
At Corteva Agriscience?, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce andthose who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agriculturalecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress forgenerations to come.
We are excited to announce thatCorteva Agriscience? is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont?.We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and DowAgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company withleading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digitalagriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create amore efficient food system.
About DowDuPont
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.
The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

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