DuPont Field Research Co-Op - 6 Month (Windfall, IN) in Windfall, Indiana
Field Research Co-Op - 6 Month (Windfall, IN) (Job Number: 018441W-01)
DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a 6-month Field Research Co-op in Windfall, IN. This position is an integral part of a team committed to product development. This position will primarily support the predictive agriculture and phenotyping functions, but will also experience plant breeding and trait development research activities across multiple crops. The individual will be involved with the daily operations at their research center. Position duration is May to December 2018.
The Field Research Co-op is involved with Spring/summer responsibilities including: field plot research, planting, plot establishment and maintenance, organizing and completing pollination, and data collection of traits important to a research 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.
Education and Experience
College Junior or Senior standing, majoring in Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Biology or a related field. Agricultural background beneficial.
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.
Primary Location: NA-United States-Indiana-Windfall
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)
Employee Status: Limited Term
Job Type: Internship
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