DuPont Research Assistant in Ontario, Canada

Research Assistant (Job Number: 194936W-16)

Description

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ is seeking several Research Interns to work at its Caledon, Ontario, Canada location.

This position will be mainly in a greenhouse environment focused on the production of doubled haploid plants and the integration of special traits into elite canola lines. You will gain valuable insights and experiences with different aspects of plant breeding and the seed business.

Duties and responsibilities for this position will be as follows:

  • Assist with planting and care of canola breeding lines.

  • Emasculation and crossing of canola plants.

  • Harvesting and processing of seeds.

  • Organizing and weighing samples

  • Assist researchers with routine duties.

  • The ideal candidate would possess the ability to work under minimal supervision after an initial training period to achieve the research and production goals in a team environment.

Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have completed one or more years of an undergraduate science program, majoring in Biology, Plant Pathology or genetics or related field of study.

  • Good attention to detail is essential.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions

  • Demonstrated ability to document activities in written form

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and other data management systems preferred.

  • Applicants should have access to a car. There is no public transportation to our facility.

*Positions are available for 4 or 8 month terms with a minimum of 40 hours per week. Please indicate your availability in your cover letter.

We are excited to announce that Corteva 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 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.

At Corteva 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.

Primary Location: NA-Canada-Ontario-Caledon

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Part-time

Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Type: Entry Level

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