DuPont 2019 Genome Editing Intern- Applied Science and Technology in Johnston, Iowa

2019 Genome Editing Intern- Applied Science and Technology (Job Number: 199794W-15)


Corteva AgriscienceTM , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has an exciting opportunity for a 3-month Genome Editing Intern. Position duration is from May to August 2019. This position will be in Johnston, Iowa, reporting to Molecular Engineering group of Applied Science and Technology.

At Corteva Agriscience, we strive to provide the most innovative products to help farmers around the world. We are committed to developing the world-class technology through innovation. With the revolutionary advancement of genome editing technology, CRISPR/Cas has become the most efficient means for developing sustainable solutions to accelerate development of new trait. Corteva Agriscience is an industry leader of CRISPR-Cas technology for the development of agricultural products in row crops. The Molecular Engineering group is seeking a highly motivated intern to contribute to the improvement of the CRISPR/Cas-based genome editing tool, including but not limited to (1) development of novel CRISPR/Cas system; (2) in planta rapid reporter systems to predict HDR efficiency; (3) protein engineering of Cas protein; and (4) novel tools that enhance the efficiency of HDR. In this lab-based internship, the intern will be exposed to a broad range of cutting-edge genome editing techniques and will work closely with a senior scientist in an industrial setting. This position offers an outstanding opportunity for an individual willing to learn genome editing technology and grow in a world-class Ag biotech industry.



  • Minimum of 2 years of college in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics or related field, with GPA of 3.00.

  • Highly motivated, self-started, and ability to work in team settings. Strong organizational skills, good communication and strong interpersonal skills. Basic computer competencies required.

"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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