Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Corteva Agrisciences has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Visiting Scientist to serve as an integral member of a team focused on implementing single-cell and spatial transcriptomics technologies and applying those technologies to conduct novel research towards the discovery of genetic and epigenetic factors driving plant tissue and cell’s responses to various internal and external inducers. The role will require strong technical skills, an ability to communicate with other scientists to accomplish objectives, and strong management skills to deliver on various technical projects. The position will be part of the Genome Sciences group, located in Johnston, IA, in the Des Moines metro area.
The ideal candidate will have strong molecular biology skills, including a deep knowledge of single-cell genomics-based applications, along with a proven familiarity with next-generation DNA & RNA sequencing technologies. The postdoctoral scientist will lead efforts to implement new single-cell and spatial platforms and technologies, conducting research and analyzing results to determine best outcomes and methodologies for various crop-related projects of interests. The postdoctoral scientist will be encouraged to communicate research outcomes through publication in peer-reviewed journals, participation in scientific community working groups, and presentations at key scientific conferences. This is an exciting opportunity where the candidate will be given direct access to a variety of cutting-edge technologies, and the opportunity to collaborate with world-class plant and molecular biology scientists.