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Senior Research Associate

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Dow AgroSciences LLC

Leland, MS

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Senior Research Associate','1801958','!*!Dow AgroSciences has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Associate located in Leland, Mississippi. Under the general supervision of the Research Operations Leader (Ops Lead), the Senior Research Associate (SRA) will be responsible for the implementation of the cotton, corn and soybean field R&D programs in an efficient and safe manner. 

The SRA will apply field breeding methods, provide field plot design expertise, interpersonal skills, agronomic expertise, and field equipment experience.  In addition, the SRA will be a site team leader and will share in administrative leadership responsibilities for the technician staff including coaching to maximize performance, build a culture of safety, adhere to Dow AgroSciences (DAS) compliance policies, and develop careers. The SRA, in collaboration with the Ops Lead and assistance of the center administrative assistant, will manage the daily business tasks required to maintain efficient business operations.  All actions will be conducted in a fair and safe manner.


This job offers a very broad exposure to a wide range of the business and research activities of the company and as such represents an excellent opportunity for candidates to either develop new skills or to apply transferable skills in a new area of the company.  Typical responsibilities include:

Conduct various research activities, including but not limited to: assist in coordinating breeding efforts among breeders and across centers; develop and manage agronomic procedures across all crops at the center; oversee sample processing, seed packaging, and planting plan organization; coordinate equipment maintenance; and interact with the field agronomist to coordinate staff for maintaining off-site test locations.

Cooperate with the site administrative assistant and various business functions within DAS and Dow Chemical to manage the local business activities that are necessary to efficiently operate the research center.

Be a team leader and share administrative leadership responsibilities for the center staff responsible for the implementation of projects. Responsible for coaching of staff at the center to maximize performance, build a culture of safety, adhere to DAS compliance policies, and develop their careers.

Ensure that DAS safety, Department of Transportation (DOT) and center regulations and policies are enforced.

In cooperation with the Ops Leader, supervise and plan duties for full-time and part-time positions at the Stoneville, MS site to implement the research plan of work in the most efficient and safe manner.

Collaborate with other research centers within DAS to exchange ideas, plots, data and other items to maximize performance of the team.

Participate in sales and agronomy meetings and support as needed.

Travel to outlying trial locations and other research centers and laboratories as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills of personnel so classified. ','!*!Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Crop Genetics, Agronomy or a related field

Personal experience in managing irrigated cotton, corn and/or soybean crops

Solid understanding of agronomy, statistics, field equipment and customer’s needs

Ability to take initiative and work effectively on teams.

Must have enthusiasm and aptitude for learning and continuous improvement of critical research activities and have well developed computer skills.

Strong interpersonal effectiveness and personal leadership skills to successfully lead teams and people and understand the importance of developing the careers of direct reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with crop breeding program is desirable

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process. 

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

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.','North America-USA-Mississippi-Leland','','Full-time','Senior Research Associate

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Dow AgroSciences LLC
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We provide a variety of products and services to meet the needs of our customers. Our research with strategic partners is bringing breakthrough and sustainable solutions to the industry such as: Innovative hybrids and seed varieties Crop-enhancing traits Crop protection products Vegetation management solutions Residential pest control Turf and Ornamental Healthy Oils Walk through any supermarket, and you clearly see sustainable advances have been made in food production, variety, and quality. Now more than ever, there is a critical need for new breakthroughs. Global population forecasts show overall food production must be boosted by about 70 percent in four decades. Although our natural resources are limited, the potential for agricultural production advances is not. Our company began in the 1950s as the agricultural unit of The Dow Chemical company. From the beginning, we have set out to discover and develop innovative solutions that improve the way the world farms. In 1989, The Dow Chemical Company, which was founded in 1897, entered a joint venture with the Elanco Plant Sciences business of Eli Lilly and Company resulting in the formation of DowElanco. In 1997, The Dow Chemical Company acquired 100 percent ownership of the business and renamed it Dow AgroSciences. Today, we employ more than 9,000 people worldwide, and our 2015 global sales were $6.4 billion (U.S.).

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