Research Co-op - Soybean Trait Characterization (6 months)

Company Name:
DuPont
DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a 6-month Research Co-op. This co-op is an integral part of a team committed to developing soybean varieties for high oil and protein content, as well as herbicide, disease, and pest resistance. The Intern is involved with the daily operations at the soybean research center. Spring/summer responsibilities include: planting, data collection/entry, and plot maintenance. Supervision of temporary employees is expected. Fall responsibilities will consist of combine operation, note taking, and rating individual plots for various agronomic traits. Post-harvest duties include: threshing plants and assisting with seed packaging to meet off-season nursery and greenhouse deadlines.
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, and to conduct a research project whose results will be presented on a seminar at the end of the period.
Candidates must be a pursuing a Bachelor's degree in agriculture or related field with at least a Senior standing. Those pursuing a Master's or PhD degree are preferred. Previous research experience preferred, but not required. Computer skills (Excel, Access, and electronic data collection) are a plus. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Candidate should be able to work independently or with a team.
Job: Research & Development
Organization: Pioneer
Title: Research Co-op - Soybean Trait Characterization (6 months)
Location: Kansas-Lawrence
Requisition ID: ABT00001399

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