Monsanto Molecular Breeding Intern in ANKENY, Iowa
We are seeking a motivated Molecular Breeding Intern. This position will be located in Ankeny, Iowa, reporting to our Production Genotyping Lead.
The intern will work in one of the largest genetic laboratories in the world. The facility supports molecular breeding efforts with the aim of aiding breeders in bringing new traits and higher yielding elite lines of row crops and vegetables to market in a timely manner. The summer intern will be involved in learning the workflow, methodologies and robotics used in this high-throughput genotyping lab.
The dates for this internship are May 13 - August 2, 2019.
Assist with development of new methods and process improvements
Develop and use analytics tools to optimize workflow efficiencies and/or data quality
Collaborate with several cross-functional teams of scientists to achieve project goals
Current enrollment in a university within the U.S., pursuing a B.S. degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or related field
Familiarity with data exploration
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
Must be returning to school to continue program of study upon completion of internship
Detail and results oriented with ability to work in a team-based environment
Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills
Agility in the face of changing demands
Effective communication skills--written and oral
General computing knowledge/experience
Experience with molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction and PCR
Lab experience outside of coursework
Previous internship in related area
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Coding or data visualization skills (R, Python, Spotfire)
Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.
While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.
Organization: US Biotech - PG51013426_
Title: Molecular Breeding Intern
Location: North America-USA-Iowa-Ankeny
Requisition ID: 01RXR
Job: Research & Development
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