DuPont Associate Investigator, Herbicide Discovery Scientist (BS/MS) in Newark, Delaware

Associate Investigator, Herbicide Discovery Scientist (BS/MS) (Job Number: 015405W-01)


The DuPont Crop Protection, Herbicide Discovery Group has an immediate opening for a motivated AssociateInvestigator to work in our Newark, Delaware research facility. The successful candidate will work independently and under the supervision of a Principal Investigator on projects related to the discovery, optimization and characterization of safe and sustainable new weed control technologies for Global agriculture.

Working in a team environment, the successful candidate will have job responsibilities, which include but are not limited to:

  • Experimental test implementation involving bioassays todetect the effects of chemicals on crops and weeds including studies withnumerous biological observations and test evaluations

  • Compound dilution, preparation, formulation and applicationof test solutions

  • Capability to independently design andimplement tests to answer specific research questions

  • Plant bioassay propagation andpreparation in collaboration with propagation specialist and Potting andSeeding group to cater to specific screen needs

  • Field, growth chamber and greenhouse plant production andpropagation as necessary to support research efforts

  • Occasionally this research may require field applicationsusing small plot technique.

  • Data collection, collation, analysis and generation ofreports using various software tools.

  • Understanding of design of experiments and experience instatistical data analysis as needed for technical data summarization.

  • Ability to present summary technical results in both internaland external meeting formats.

  • Ability to troubleshoot impediments tosuccessful test implementation and devise improvements in testing protocols


  • MS in Weed Science, Crop Science, Agronomy, Botany or relateddiscipline, with a working knowledge of biological and organic chemistry; orequivalent experience and knowledge in such areas or BS with at least 10 yearsof research experience.

  • Basic laboratory skills, including but not limited toanalytical weighing, liquid transfer, sample preparation, serial dilution,treatment application, test evaluation and collection of data.

  • Strict observance and adherence to required and approvedsafety procedures.

  • Familiarity or experience in safely working with chemicals ofunknown toxicologicalhazard.

  • Familiarity with and interest in conducting greenhouse,controlled environment chamber, and/or field trials with experimentalchemicals.

  • Strong critical thinking capabilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, includinggroup presentations of experimental results.

  • Good computer skills with an understanding of MS WindowsOperating System and typical MS Office suite applications as well as applicationssuch as Outlook and other databases.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. Willing to work in a group ofdiverse people while supporting team members to meet team objectives. Asappropriate, possess the ability to work independently.

DuPont is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in 70 countries today. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life. DuPont offers an exciting place to work where thousands of innovations are introduced every year. At DuPont, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join DuPont and discover The miracles of science™.

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Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Newark

Organization: Crop Protection

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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