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Seed Quality Testing Summer Student Assistant Johnston United States,  

Dupont Biosciences (company)

Posted on : 22 October 2017

Project Description

Job Description

The Seed Quality Testing Summer Student Assistant will support safe, effective and efficient management of seed quality testing processes. 
The Summer Student Assistants will be mainly involved in sample preparation and seedling evaluation with our germination team. We may also have them help out with plantability/sample sizing, but the vast majority of their time will be spent in planting samples/evaluating seedlings during one of our most peak sample volume periods of the year.

Job Qualifications

This role is designed for college students in a post-secondary degree program, preferably with an agricultural background in Seed Science/Seed Physiology. Other degrees that will be considered: industrial sciences, occupational safety and health, supply chain management or related field with a broad interest in the agriculture industry. Strong communication skills (oral and written), teamwork and leadership skills, strong computer and analytical skills are required.  
Potential candidate should possess:  
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, flexible, highly dependable, with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Must possess strong safety habits.
  • Can lead and influence teams/projects.
  • Ability to work in laboratory environment having limited exposure to chemicals, dust, noise, and temperature variation.
  • Willing and able to lift up to 60 pounds and complete work that involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting.
  • Willing and able to stand and sit for extended periods, and work overtime hours including weekends during seasonal peaks.

About DowDuPont

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

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.


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