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Corteva Agriscience Phenotyping Specialist in Johnston, Iowa


Corteva Agrisciences has an exciting opportunity for a Phenotyping Specialist based in Monroe, LA.

Who are we, and what do we do?

Corteva Agrisciences creates the world's most recognized and premium agricultural solutions to address the greatest challenges in agriculture. With a focus on technology, Corteva Agriscience creates seed and crop protection products that increase productivity and profit for farmers while reducing risks to their business. Every day our digital tools deliver insights our global partners need to thrive now and into the future.

This phenotyping supervisor position will work with the testing team to provide phenotyping support on high priority programs. The Associate ensures all advanced phenotyping related activities are planned and collected in a timely manner according to company standards and protocols. The phenotyping specialist will work to ensure all phenotyping data is processed, uploaded, and quality checked for all crops at the center prior to advancements.

What You'll Do:

  • Works with the Ops Lead and regional team to plan collection, timing, and execution of all phenotyping notes for Corn, Cotton and soy for the Monroe, LA center.

  • Works with Ops Lead and agronomy team to plan locations based on restricted flight areas, create flight plans based on trait protocols, monitor GDU's for flight timings, and schedule drone flights.

  • Works with team members to maintain collaborative contacts between Station Ops Lead and regional Breeding scientists to ensure research goals are met to expectations.

  • Have a general understanding/interest in learning about the application/use of mapping software, statistics, use of GPS/GIS systems, advanced drone technology, image analysis, and have an open mindset for learning beyond current experiences and knowledge.Help with seed lab activities including spreadsheet manipulation, seed sorting, inventorying, and supervision of hourly employees.

  • Will be an integrated member of the Monroe, LA Team, participate in regional safety committees and audits, administer center-wide safety programs, and comply with all center and company policies.

  • Maintain phenotyping equipment and work with regional phenotyping leads/logistic leads to ensure equipment is available when needed.Periods of extended work hours and overnight travel during planting and harvest will be required.



  • Bachelor's degree with 4 years industry related experience.

What Skills You Need:

  • Must have or be able to attain a FAA Part 107 drone license.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills organizational skills and computer skills/experience.

  • Excellent personal interaction skills and ability to work as a team member with a diverse group of people.

  • Must be capable of doing physical lifting (up to 50lbs).

  • Must have a clean driving record.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Identify improvements in procedures and protocols within allotted time constraints.

  • Identify appropriate and efficient uses of station research project resources.

  • Trouble shoot phenotyping equipment issues and help to develop new protocols if needed.

  • Make daily decisions associated with conducting experiments that reflect Company Policies.

  • Decide priority of work activities to meet assigned deadlines, balancing all assigned projects.

Benefits - How We'll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills

  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place

  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment

  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays

  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father

  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program

  • Learn more about our total rewards package here - Corteva Benefits (

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Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.

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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