2018 Summer Co-op: Research (Colorado, Kansas & Nebraska) - United States
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 exceptional corn hybrids. The individuals will be involved with the daily operations at their research center. Co-op’s begins May 2018 and ends December 2018.
The corn co-op is involved with spring and summer responsibilities including: field plot research, planting, plot establishment and maintenance, organizing and completing pollination, and data collection of traits important to a breeding program. 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 assisting with seed packaging to meet off-season nursery and greenhouse deadlines.
A key component of this 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.
Research Co-op opportunities may be available at locations Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska.
- Junior or senior standing in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, or a related field
- Must display a high degree of self-motivation, self-initiative, and ability to work well with others
- Available to complete the entire 3-6 month assignment
- Flexible with work assignment location/relocation
- Have the right to work in the U.S. without restriction
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must
- Strong computer aptitude is essential
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.
The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies in late 2018 or early 2019. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.