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Synthetic Biologist

Employer
Corteva
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Description

Who are we, and what do we do? 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™ has an exciting opportunity for an Sythetic Biologist in the Systems & Synthetic Biology group within Crop Protection Discovery and Development located in Indianapolis, IN. We are looking for a molecular biologist to execute our microbial engineering strategy in supports of our biologicals and natural product discovery and development projects and biocatalysis initiatives.

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

  • Design and execute independent cloning projects that deploy modern molecular biology methods.
  • Collaborate with senior scientists to explore new technologies and with automation specialists to improve our platform throughput.
  • Participate in cross-functional efforts with scientists from our microbial screening, fermentation, and process development teams.
  • Provide technical mentoring to technicians.
  • Deliver internal presentations and research reports.
Qualifications

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

  • B.S. degree in Microbiology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience using molecular cloning methods.
  • Experience with QC methods (e.g., qPCR, ddPCR, RT-ddPCR) to validate plasmids and strains.
  • Proficiency with aseptic technique.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Maintain detailed records.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • M.S. in relevant field with at least 3 years of experience.
  • Experience with the development and execution of automated workflows for molecular biology.
  • Experience engineering bacteria to produce metabolites and/or proteins.

Benefits: Let's peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!
  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!
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