Corteva Des Moines IA United States
2 months ago
DescriptionCorteva 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.
\tBringing expertise in structure elucidation. \tConducting analytical and metabolite identification work for non regulatory in vitro research activities. \tBeing 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. \tIncreasing profile of the department externally by publishing papers/posters and participation in expert groups. \tInterpreting the relevant data and prepare accurate scientific study updates and contribute to reports. \tMaintaining and writing SOPs, as required. \tMonitor research progress, identify problems, and explore new approaches to achieve team goals. \tCommunicate with research leadership and downstream teams on pipeline and progress. QualificationsEducational 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:
\tExperience in metabolite identification in a CRO, pharmaceutical or agrochemical companies. \tExperience in chromatographic method development for small molecule research. \tExperience with protein expression and purification in heterologous expression systems with common affinity tags. \tKnowledge in running and design of enzymatic assays. \tProficient in use of relevant High resolution Mass spectrometry and use of relevant software, LC/GC-MS/MS data interpretation skills. \tKnowledge of metabolism/metabolic reactions. \tThis 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. \tBuild and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards of scientific research. \tTo be part of a team who support each other, embrace and solve technical challenges that span across multidisciplinary teams. \tA proven track record of creative scientific accomplishment as evidenced by a strong publication and/or patent record. \tStrong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present research to audiences at a variety of levels. \tDemonstrated proficiency at experimental design, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting. \tKnowledge 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!
\tStrike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave \tPrepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more \tEnjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment \tAnd 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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