Dow Chemical Discovery Biologist - Herbicides in Indianapolis, Indiana

Corteva Agriscience™,Agriculture Division ofDowDupontis seeking aWeed Scientistto join Crop Protection Discovery Biology. The candidate will participate on multidisciplinary teams to discover and advance novel crop protection technologies into the Crop Protection Discovery pipeline. Qualified candidates will use their expertise in weed science to assist in the design and evaluation of novel herbicide candidates.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Serve as herbicide biology subject matter expert and/or project leader on multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate, provide technical input and deliver results aligned with Crop Protection Discovery product goals.

  • Utilize demonstrated expertise in weed science including plant physiology, herbicide resistance and herbicide fate to support the characterization and advancement of novel molecules or technologies within the discovery pipeline.

  • Design and execute herbicide screening assays across various projects.

  • Leverage deep understanding of molecular biology, plant biochemistry and metabolic pathways to elucidate experimental compound mode-of-action.

  • Define and conduct research across multiple project areas using in-depth knowledge and proactive application of scientific principles, theory and experimental design.

  • Demonstrate expertise in use of experimental/computational/theoretical methods and data handling.

  • Participate and contribute to the innovation process through new opportunity identification.

  • Keep current with developments in weed science via in-depth understanding of patent, journal literature and competitive landscape and implement applications that will benefit Corteva™ agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDupont.

  • Share subject matter expertise through collaborations, coaching & mentoring.

  • Deliver presentations or reports that distill complex ideas into clear results and proposals; communicates appropriately to influence internal and external audiences.

  • Communicate and appropriately document work in the form of internal reports/presentations and external publications/presentations (when appropriate). Draft and submit patent disclosures as appropriate.

  • Develops strategies for using external contact network; demonstrated influence to external organizations that impact and contribute to Corteva™ agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDupont success.

  • Willing to comply with environmental health and safety mandates by adherence to policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a Weed Science or related discipline.

  • Strong track record of scientific innovation

  • Demonstrated aptitude in experimental design and hypothesis-driven problem solving is required.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills are essential.

  • Desire to work in a multidisciplinary team environment is critical for success.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects under aggressive timelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in understanding and elucidating herbicide mode-of-action and/or understanding of herbicide resistance mechanisms.

  • Background in molecular biology, plant biochemistry and xenobiotic metabolism.

  • Working knowledge in areas of Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

We are excited to announce thatCorteva Agriscience™is the name of the new Agriculture Division ofDowDuPont™.We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

AtCorteva Agriscience™,we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

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• Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

• An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

• Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

• On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

• Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

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• Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

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Discovery Biologist - Herbicides



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