DuPont Research Associate-RA in Telangana, India

Research Associate-RA (Job Number: 194551W-01)


Job Description Research Associate-RA Description

JOB TITLE / Name: Research Associate

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Work with Research Scientist/Group Leader and have responsibility to implement scientific experiments in their area of expertise

BUSINESS/FUNCTION: Corteva AgriscienceTM Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

DIVISION: Trait Discovery group

SITE/CITY/STATE: DuPont Knowledge Center (DKC), Shameerpet, IKP park, Hyderabad, Telangana

REPORTS TO: Research Scientist

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: Trait discovery group at DKC is a world class multi-disciplinary group that works on diverse portfolio discovery projects. The RA will primarily work in Trait Discovery research efforts at DKC. The RA will closely interact with different team members to plan and effectively conduct research experiments in lab/greenhouse/field/controlled conditions, record and analyze the data.

Duties/Responsibilities • The eligible candidate should have demonstrated good record with independent handling of experiments (plant biology). He/she should be proficient in routine experimental data capture, analysis and documentation tools. Candidates with good know-how of plant phenotyping/field experience are desirable. Additional responsibilities include accomplishing set targets in timely manner, tracking and follow-up experiments for completion. • Executing large scale phenotyping experiments for various trait discovery projects (controlled conditions, greenhouse). • Developing innovative and high-throughput precision phenotyping methods. • Plan new experiments in consultation with manager. May exercise limited technical discretion in design, execution and interpretation of experiments. • Ability to do trouble shooting for experimental failures and independent planning. • Summarize experiments, manage and analyze data, prepare reports and coordinate with multi-site collaborators, and occasionally presents results to larger audiences. • Handle multiple projects and prioritizes individual tasks effectively to meet


Competencies and Experience Desired

Innovative and results-oriented with excellent skills and knowledge in plant biology, phenotyping and rice agronomy. The successful candidate will support discovery platform. Prior experience with crop plants is preferable. Demonstrated expertise in high-throughput phenotypic screening of crop plants, assays development, data interpretation and data analysis is essential. Basic computer competency and knowledge in statistical tools is desirable.

Excellent communication and organization skills, as well as an eagerness to learn new technologies and approaches are required. Successful candidate must be able to work well with others, handle multiple tasks well and pay attention to detail.

Educational Qualifications:

Masters in Science with major in Biology/Biotechnology/Genetics/Agriculture (Biotechnology) from recognized universities/Institute

Minimum 3 years’ experience in the Biotechnology industry/Seed industry/National laboratory/University

Primary Location: APAC-India-Telangana-Hyderabad

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

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

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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