Research Associate

Corteva Agriscience - Palmas, TO
Description


DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Using standardized procedures ensures that all material necessary for conducting laboratory experiments is prepared properly and on time.
Assists with miscellaneous tasks such as cleaning, handling, packaging and storing laboratory material.
Operates and maintains complex equipment in support of experiments conducted within a research project.
Actively participate in procedures such as DNA extraction, buffer preparation, and PCR analysis.
May have limited accountability for overseeing and/or directing the work of others.
Compiles and records information using computer software and databases.
May write experimental reports, summaries and protocols.

OTHER DUTIES
May be required to request or purchase supplies.
May be requested to work on any shift or over the weekend.
May be required to assist in other departments within the Palmas, Brazil Research Center
May participate in Departmental and Palmas Site Center initiatives and committees.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Take actions to ensure good laboratory and safety practices are followed.
Troubleshoot and solve problems associated with equipment and software.
Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results.
Communicates with others both locally and globally to share and seek knowledge.

DECISION MAKING

Prioritization of workload requirements.
Time management decisions.

Qualifications


Appropriate Agricultural, Biological Sciences or Engineering degree with 0-2 years’ experience in related field or equivalent level of relevant education and laboratory experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Power Platform products preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Portuguese and English. Skills required for an agile and clear communication with internal and external partners under a global team perspective.
Strong technical & analytical capabilities.
Flexibility to work as multifunctional team member, in a high-throughput laboratory environment with proprietary software and hardware systems.
Proactivity, organization and planning of concurrent activities.
Desirable knowledge on process improvement methodologies.

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