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Corteva Agriscience Application Technology R&D Leader in Indianapolis, Indiana


Corteva Agriscience is looking for a

Crop Protection Application Technology R&D Leader

to join our team located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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.


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

  • Leading the Application Technology R&D team within Product Science and Technology R&D, including development and execution of organizational, facility and equipment strategies as well as performance management and development of direct reports

  • Partnering with marketing/commercial, field biology, equipment manufacturers, and industry/academic consultants to understand current and developing regional agricultural practices and incorporate into product and technology developments and future application development technology strategy.

  • Building and enabling a global lab and field expertise network for product development and testing to ensure application success in each region of launch

  • Leading, expanding, and developing a strategic pipeline of innovation opportunities to deliver world-class application-based customer and regulatory product advantages, including drift control, tank mix compatibility, etc.

  • Leading the development of technical communication materials, partnerships and strategies for effective transfer of product technology across the organization and successful product introductions into the market.

  • Participation in key technical & professional organizations and symposia targeted at creating leadership positions and driving strategy



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

  • B.S. in chemistry, chemical engineering, agriculture or related field and 5+ years industrial experience. Alternatively, a Ph.D. and 3+ years industrial experience will be considered. A strong applications and entrepreneurial mindset is critical and previous experience leading people is a plus.

  • Knowledge of agricultural application practices is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and energize teams and develop scientists.

  • Demonstrated strength in building and implementing organizational and innovation strategies

  • Proven leadership in the commercial introduction of new technologies into the marketplace, including ability to build strong relationships with customers and commercial teams.

  • Demonstrated ability and passion in working collaboratively with global and cross-functional teams, including commercial, technical, operations, marketing and regulatory components.

  • Track record of new product/technology development and using a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving and opportunity development.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills, responsiveness and ability to prioritize

  • Strong business acumen is a requirement

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A proven track record of original research contributions, including development of intellectual property and experience in publishing and presenting technical papers in scientific journals and at professional symposia is important.

  • Experience in regulated markets is a plus


The position is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. The position will require project related travel of up to 15% of the time.


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