DuPont Data Science Intern in Johnston, Iowa

Data Science Intern (Job Number: 201476W-00)


Corteva Agriscience TM , Agricultural Division of DowDuPont TM , is seeking students for a full-time summer internship within our global Data Science and Informatics group working on image analytics for digital agriculture. We are aggressively building Big Data and Predictive Analytics capabilities to deliver improved services to our customers. Candidates selected for these positions will be working at our corporate office in Johnston, Iowa, working with a diverse group of data science and informatics scientists.

Job Description

This position will be primarily geared towards application of machine learning/deep learning based methods for image segmentation, object detection and classification of images from labs and field for accurate plant phenotyping. We are looking for 2 intern candidates who will play a role in configuring deep learning environment, agricultural data-preparation (pre-processing/cleaning and alignment of true labels with images), data-visualization & basic data-science modeling for images. Ideal intern candidates should be familiar with traditional and deep learning-based approaches for solving key problems in computer vision and image processing. The student interns will be working on state-of-the-art deep learning-based semantic segmentation algorithms including SegNet, DeepLab, FCN, Mask-RCNN and will also explore newer approaches using discriminative feature networks for pixel-level segmentation and detection.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with other imaging scientists, software engineers, data engineers, and data scientists in a dynamic research environment to design and implement sophisticated end-to-end solutions for image-processing and computer vision applications.

  • Demonstrate independent and creative thinking by making novel models for analyzing image data, and drawing sound scientific conclusions

  • Present project reviews throughout the summer and a final poster/presentation before colleagues and peers.


Job Qualifications


  • Internships are available to students that are currently pursuing a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Physics, Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or related fields.

  • Should have completed graduate level coursework in image processing, computer vision, statistics and machine learning.

  • Should demonstrate projects in the field of computer vision, pattern recognition, and/or machine learning.

  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ and Python programming with the ability to quickly create prototype solutions on Unix / Linux platforms.

  • Experience working with open source libraries and toolkits such as scikit-image, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Theano, OpenCV, Caffe, PyTorch, Keras, Mxnet and Jupyter notebook.

  • Must be able to relocate to the city of the internship (Johnston, IA).

  • Must be able to work full-time (40 hours per week) during the timeframe of May to August.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Nice-to-have:

  • Practical cloud computing experience with AWS technologies (EC2, S3, ECS, etc.) and experience in high performance and data intensive platforms.

  • Experience working with containerized applications and orchestration such as Docker Swarm and/or Kubernetes

  • Experience working with robotics, automation systems, generative image models, and reinforcement learning paradigms.

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Part-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Type: Internship

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