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Company Name : Weaver Popcorn Hybrids, LLC
Company Location : New Richmond, IN 47967
Job Position : Research Assistant
Job Category : Jobs in Indiana

Job Description :

Research Assistant


Weaver Popcorn Hybrids is looking for a hardworking, motivated individual to assist in the management of the hybrid popcorn breeding program. The individual will be involved in research, management, and seed production activities. Responsibilities include:

· Working with cooperators in securing and managing research trials at various locations

· Planting and harvesting of yield trials and research projects

· Management of breeding nurseries and ICBs including weed, insect, disease, and irrigation

· Taking field notes for various traits at multiple off-station trials

· Data input and summarization for reports

· Seed preparation for planting and quality evaluations

· Working closely with domestic and international breeders, personnel involved in seed production, sales and marketing, and human resources within the company

· Indirect and occasionally direct supervision of temporary workers in both lab and field settings

· Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Horticulture, or other similar program of study. Previous experience working in breeding or production agricultural program desired. Other requirements include:

· Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

· Ability to work in extreme environmental conditions for extended hours during peak times

· Ability to operate planting, harvesting, irrigation, and quality evaluation equipment

· Ability to learn various software programs for data procurement and analysis

· Ability to obtain a CDL within 6 months of start date.

· Ability to obtain a certified pesticide applicators license within 6 months of start date

· Ability to travel (7-15 nights per year) for planting and harvest of testing locations both domestically and internationally

· Proficiency in Spanish desired but not required


We are located in New Richmond, IN, just south of Lafayette, IN.


Weaver Popcorn Company was founded by Reverend Ira Weaver in 1928 and started developing popcorn hybrids in 1979. Today, Weaver Popcorn Hybrids, an independently operating company, is a popcorn breeding and seed production company.

Weaver Popcorn Hybrids is a leader in enhanced breeding and hybrid seed quality, benefitting from over 40 years of experience and a seasoned team of PhD scientists and technicians. The team at Weaver Popcorn Hybrids is dedicated to developing varieties of popcorn to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers and delivering non-GMO industry-leading popcorn hybrids.

For the first time, Weaver Popcorn Hybrids is making its top performing hybrid seed available to others for sale in domestic and international markets. This is an exciting time to work for Weaver Popcorn Hybrids and is a great opportunity to strengthen a breeding program in the growing industry of one of America’s favorite snacks.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • New Richmond, IN 47967: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Research: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Agronomy / Plant Breeding: 1 year (Preferred)


  • CDL (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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