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Corteva Agriscience Research Associate, Seed in Waimea, Hawaii


Who are we, and what do we do?

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

Research Associate- Logistics – A Seed Production position which will manage the seed and materials request, Seed preparation and arrangements for all projects (MPD & Genetics Nurseries & ISO projects). Responsible for the Power Planter and MITT Filling Processes. Responsible for receiving and inventory for all seeds received from end users for arrangement & planting. Involve in the SPT team for planning people resources to support the day-to-day activities of the research seed production in Waimea, Hawaii. Implementing and perform vital tasks associated with breeding and hybrid development. This position will do planning, coordination, reporting and communication to project managers for deployment of workers on daily tasks on Logistics workloads in seed handling & arrangement. Supervise crew leaders, seed handling equipment support & collection of quality data. Supervisory skills required to lead research assistants in all activities related to all Logistics RA workload. Responsible and ensure that workers will have safe work environment and guide them to follow protocols to attain high quality & quantity data of seeds generated from field experiments.


How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

  • Lead a group of employees dedicated to Seed Production activities.

  • Close coordination and communication with the end user.

  • Location Manager, Experiment Assignment, Mapping tool, Grid Mapping.

  • Seed request, seed receiving, labelling and inventory in-charge.

  • Power planter MITT Filling process and seed arrangement.

  • Supervise Planting, field monitoring, pollination, plot maintenance and harvest.

  • Data template downloading, data collection and uploading data to prism

  • Printing Tags, guides, grid maps and shelling labels.

  • Work closely with the agronomy team as well as with the project team for planting field request, land assignment and field dimensions.

  • Train employees and temporary workers in all Waimea RMS-SOP.

  • Create Waimea RMS-SOP for the new task.

  • Participate and contribute to Site specific activities oriented to contribute positively to our community.

  • Assist on implementing the Ergonomics awareness standard program for Corteva Kauai site.


What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, or any Bachelor’s degree with 2 or more years of Corn Research experience is preferable.

  • 2 or more years of experience working with any crops.

  • Experience in working with Research seed production is a significant plus!

  • Experience in working Breeders Desktop and other application tools is a big plus!

Other Qualifications:

  • Specialized knowledge and technical skills related to the assigned program area

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective relationships

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency including use of spreadsheets or database systems

  • Demonstrated organization and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge of various computer software and application tools

  • Ability to supervise a group of employees

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities

  • License to drive in US


We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.


Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave

  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more

  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment

  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here