New Job Research Associate In Kansas

Research Associate
Research Associate

Research Associate

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Location : Kansas

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Research & Development – Garden City, Kansas, United States
Req ID: 227668W-01





Entry Level


Bachelor's Degree


At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter what your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – solving the world’s food problems through innovation, technology, and putting people first.

Corteva Agriscience is seeking a Research Associate to join our multi-crop research center in Garden City, KS. You will serve as a part of a multi-crop team supporting local corn breeding programs and regional yield testing of wheat and sorghum. You will be focused on in the field phenotyping and characterization by following established protocols to ensure high quality data is collected on all crops. You will have an enthusiasm for collaborating in a team environment where evolving technologies in agriculture are driving product development.

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Collect phenotypic data requested by experiments managers across all crops.

  • Review and assess data quality throughout the growing season.

  • Participate in experiment planning, location mapping, and seed filling activities to prepare for planting.

  • Collaborate with local and regional employees to fulfill phenotyping and field activities for wheat and sorghum.

  • Operate planting, harvest, and spray equipment as well as implements for field preparation by utilizing GPS software.

  • Assist with plot maintenance by scouting weed, insect, and disease pressure across crops.

  • Operate and maintenance irrigation systems used to facilitate drought characterization of corn hybrids.

  • Supervise contract labor and interns to complete center research activities according to protocols while ensuring a safe working environment.


What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related scientific field with 2-4 years related experience.

  • Knowledge of agronomy, crop production, plant development, and experimental field plot design.

  • Strong attention to detail in a deadline driven environment.

  • Ability to operate agricultural equipment while observing all safety requirements.

  • Demonstrate skills in leadership, operational safety, labor supervision, and time management.

  • Ability to develop a working relationship with team members by exhibiting excellent communication and personal interaction skills with a diverse group of people.

  • Must be capable of working in varying ergonomic and environmental conditions for extended periods of time.

  • Flexibility to work extended days at critical times of the season. Some overnight stays during planting and harvesting required.

  • A valid driver’s license is required, and a CMV license is preferred for trailer towing.

  • Ability to obtain a pesticide private applicators license in Kansas.


  • Enjoy competitive wages based on qualification, education, and experience.

  • Access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment.

  • Prepare for you future with a retirement savings plan, education reimbursement opportunities, and more.

  • Starting annual balance of four week of choice time, excellent paid maturity, paternity, and family illness leave.

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:
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To all recruitment agencies: Corteva does not accept unsolicited third party resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.