Group Leader - Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology

at Corteva Agriscience in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Corteva Agriscience™ is seeking an experienced scientist to lead Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) group at the Mammalian Toxicology Center located in Newark, Delaware. The successful candidate will provide people and technical leadership and oversee the conduct and interpretation of discovery and regulatory studies in support of safety assessment of crop protection products.

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!

As a leader for D evelopmental and R eproductive T oxicology team, you will have responsibilities to direct multidisciplinary research teams, consisting of senior scientists, study directors and technicians focused on conducting GLP and non-GLP studies. The group leader sets strategic and tactical goals for the group, determines resource needs, provides technical guidance and leadership, and oversee operations to ensure progress in support of global regulatory submissions. You will have the responsibility to lead internal and external collaborations to address current and emerging regulatory testing requirements and mode of action studies, to assess human relevance of toxicological effects. In this role, you’ll also act as a close liaison with regulatory colleagues and technical experts across wider disciplines within the company. It is an exciting time to join this team as we are expanding and growing.



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

+ PhD in toxicology or related discipline with at least five years of relevant experience or M.S. degree in toxicology or related discipline with minimum of ten years relevant experience.

+ Demonstrated experience and expertise within DART studies coupled with strong publication history.

+ Be recognized as an expert by peers inside and outside the company and by regulatory agencies.

+ Demonstrated people and technical leadership abilities to manage and coordinate multiple teams and projects in a timely and effective manner.

+ Strong written and oral communication skills that allow dissemination of complex technical issues in a clear, concise manner to a variety of scientific and non-scientific audiences.

+ Experience with preparing and reviewing technical documents including lab standard operating procedures, study protocols and reports.

+ Keen interest in working in a dynamic, exciting industry and applying scientific information for protection of human health.


+ Experience in working in a GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) environment.

+ Prior industry or CRO study director experience.

+ Experience with OECD and EPA toxicity testing guidelines.


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 worklife 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:
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Job Posting: JC193933361

Posted On: Oct 03, 2021

Updated On: Dec 04, 2021