DuPont Research Scientist in Manitoba, Canada

Research Scientist (Job Number: 191397W-01)



Seeking a new and challenging opportunity to further enhance your career? Pioneer currently has an opportunity for a Research Scientist to join our Carmen site.The Research Scientist Identifies, assesses and develops new scientific concepts and/or technologies to provide solutions to identified problems. Manages scientific, technical, or information projects, coordinating with other professionals and support personnel to accomplish objectives. Defines approach to scientific, technical, or information problems, develops hypotheses. May also have team leader responsibilities.

Position duties will include:

  • Develops a knowledge base ofsoybean breeding and native traits that allows for clear prioritization ofresearch based on value to the breeding organization or end customer.

  • Initiates researchprojects and provides management, scientific leadership and creativity duringthe design and execution of experiments within/across projects.

  • Monitors researchprogress and meets with participating researchers to identify problems andopportunities impacting the business unit.

  • Remains current on newtechnology by participating in professional meetings, career developmentactivities and by encouraging others to bring information into researchactivities.

  • Communicates withResearch Leadership (i.e. Sr. Scientist, Research Director), Business Unitcontacts, and external collaborators on progress of product opportunities andmakes recommendations.

  • Organizes and supervisesthe work of other employees.

  • Recruits, hires, orients,supervises and evaluates employees’ performance.

  • Implements and monitorssafe working practices.

  • Develops and administersannual budgets.


To be qualified forthis role, you must possess the following:

  • PhD in plant breeding or plant genetics, withan emphasis in the areas of genetics, statistics or molecular genetics.

  • An independent, highly motivated, andself-directed scientist is required.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and applied researchexperience in plant genetics or plant breeding.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skillsand a proven ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Experience or familiarity withquantitative/population genetics, meta-analysis, genomic selection andother molecular breeding methods.

  • Experience with field research processes andphenotypic data analyses and utilization is essential.

  • Strong organizational skills to plan andcoordinate experiments across projects and abilities to effectively shareresults across the organization are required.

  • Excellent personalinteraction skills required for effectively developing strong internal andexternal working relationships with a diverse group of people.

  • We seek unique leaders who are stronglymotivated by the desire to solve scientific questions; who are highlyskilled quantitative scientists that excel at deeply investigatingphenotypic and genetic information; and who can deliver results in afast-paced, team-oriented environment.

  • Must be able to work in varying ergonomicenvironments including field activities such as planting, pollinating,harvest, and data collection.

Primary Location: NA-Canada-Manitoba-Carman

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Doctorate Degree (over 19 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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