Dow Chemical Research Associate in Davenport, Iowa

Dow AgroSciences has an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate located in Davenport, Iowa. The Research Associate will serve as an active team member of the Davenport Research Station. The Research Associate conducts breeding nurseries for genetic population development and production of high quality seed. The Research Associate also leads and supports all phases of planning, execution, data collection, and data quality.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts of associated nursery experiments by managing experiment creation, field mapping, seed preparation, seed filling, planting, plot maintenance, pollinating, data collection, harvest, and seed processing.

  • Provides support across multiple research programs. Lead processes as part of the overall station seed handling effort. Responsible for managing and leading a team of individuals in the nursery during pollination season. Effectively communicates with research station staff and contributes in a team environment to successfully carry out initiatives.

  • Trains and coordinates the work of temporary employees throughout the year. Ensures that tasks are carried out in a safe and efficient manner.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Science or other scientific related field

  • Will be required to do physical lifting and work in varying ergonomic conditions with or without accommodations.

  • Willingness to work outdoors in a wide range of environmental conditions, additional hours and weekends during seasonal peak task periods, and occasionally travel to provide support at other research centers and winter nursery locations.

  • Must possess strong computer aptitude and be proficient with standard computer tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 to 4 years industry related experience

  • Knowledge of maize genetics, agronomy, and physiology.

  • Strong aptitude in operation of field machinery.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and meet deadlines, Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must excel in working within a team environment. Ability to prioritize activities for projects that may overlap or fall within a given period of time.

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Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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