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Corteva Agriscience Genomics Technologies Intern - 3 Month (Johnston, IA) in Johnston, Iowa


Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a 3-month Internship located in the greater Des Moines, IA area. This position in the field of Plant Genomics will be open from May to August 2021. This new opportunity is in our Genomics Technologies department where you will learn to implement cutting-edge techniques to interrogate genomics functions related to the regulation of gene transcription in specific maize lines and tissue. You will work closely with laboratory leaders and computing experts to assess newly established protocols and assist in the analysis of new sequencing data in relation to existing maize genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics information.

Responsibilities - What You'll Do:

  • You will contribute to the testing and improvement of published methods in specific maize line and tissue, including but not limited to 1) Chromatin Immuno-Precipitation sequencing (“ChIP-Seq”) and 2) an in vitro DNA binding assay known as DNA Affinity Purification sequencing (“DAP-Seq”).

  • You will be exposed to a wide-range of cutting-edge DNA sequencing platforms and technologies in a world-renowned laboratory environment.

  • You will work closely with computer scientists and lab personnel to analyze and assess the sequencing data that your work will have produced


Qualifications - What You'll Bring:

  • Minimum 2 years of college education in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, plant cell biology or related field.

  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.5.

  • Highly motivated, strong organizational communication and presentation skills, strong organizational skills, ability to work both individually and in a team environment.

  • Basic computer competency is required.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or related biology disciplines.

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here