DuPont Senior Research Associate, Plant Genome Editing (BS/MS) in Johnston, Iowa

Senior Research Associate, Plant Genome Editing (BS/MS) (Job Number: 017066W-01)


Senior Research Associate position will support the discovery and characterization of double strand-break reagents and methods for plant genome editing. Toward this end, the SRA will be expected to be a strong bench contributor to complex genetic, molecular, biochemical experimentation, research, and/or bioinformatics which will lead to process improvement of double strand-break directed genome editing in plants. The SRA will summarize and report data to support project development. The SRA will primarily be responsible for conducting bioinformatic, in vitro and/or in vivo assays in support of discovery projects. The SRA will function autonomously and be comfortable working within a team that is collaborative and engaging.


  1. Worksin conjunction with Research Scientist to establish project goals consistentwith Double-Strand-Break technology improvements.

  2. Computationscientist that provides high quality bioinformatics support necessary to meetestablished Genome Editing Initiative goals.Maintains proprietary informatic programs and generates new software tomeet group needs.

  3. And/orbench scientist that executes high quality genetic, biochemical and molecularbiology experiments necessary to meet established Genome Editing Initiativegoals. Interprets, summarizes data and develops new experiments based onresults.

  4. Implementsand monitors safe working practices while adhering and promoting Core Values.

  5. Maintainslaboratory notebook and records experiments in a timely fashion in accordancewith Laboratory Notebook compliance guidelines.


  • SeniorResearch Associate – Minimum of Master degree in computationalscience, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field and 4-6 years ofindustry related experience or equivalent amounts of relevant education andexperience.


  • Motivated,self-starter with a strong work ethic and the ability to work in team settings.

  • Strongorganizational skills, ability to multi-task and meet timelines are criticalrequirements of this position.

  • Demonstratedexperimentation in computational science, molecular biology and/orbiochemistry.

  • Workingknowledge of high throughput next generation DNA sequencing technologies.

  • Goodcommunication and strong interpersonal skills.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Master's Degree (±18 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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