DuPont Research Intern in Johnston, Iowa
Research Intern (Job Number: 194467W-01)
DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Research Intern to participate in a 3-month internship designed to give broad based exposure on the day-to-day activities of a breeding program. Several research centers house both plant breeding and trait development research activities. Sharing resources across these breeding and trait development groups facilitates more efficient integrated product development. Interns in the program will be expected to participate in all aspects of the research center's activities. In addition, each intern will be expected to conduct a small research project that they will present at the conclusion of the internship. Position duration is May to August 2018.
The individual will be involved with field plot research, planting, plot establishment and maintenance, organizing and completing pollination, harvesting and analyzing samples, and data collection of traits important to a breeding program. A key component of the position will be the collection of high quality data on specific traits of economic importance. The individual will be expected to travel to other locations as part of the data collection process. As part of the program, the individual will be expected to lead groups of co-workers to complete required tasks.
Education and Experience
College Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing, majoring in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Biology or a related field. Agricultural background beneficial.
Individual must display a high degree of self-motivation, self-initiative and ability to work well with others. Good communication and interpersonal skills along with strong computer aptitude are essential. Previous research experience preferred, but not required. Computer skills (Excel, Access, and electronic data collection) are a plus.
Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)
Employee Status: Limited Term
Job Type: Entry Level
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