DuPont Crop Genome Engineering Intern in Johnston, Iowa

Crop Genome Engineering Intern (Job Number: 200046W-01)


Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont is looking for an innovative and highly motivated biology student for a 3-month Crop Genome Engineering Internship for the Summer of 2019. The successful candidate will be involved in projects to discover and test new molecular tools and tissue culture techniques to transform both monocots and dicots. An employee in this role will work as a team member on vector construction, agrobacterium transformation, sterile tissue culture techniques, and plant phenotype analysis. Depending on the progress of the intern, there may be additional opportunities to learn and apply concepts related to protein and DNA vector design.

As a member of the Crop Genome Engineering – New Technologies group you will have opportunities to do the following:

  • Work on a multidisciplinary team of tissue culture, cell biology, and molecular biology professionals that are world leaders in plant transformation science.

  • Develop an understanding of the plant transformation process from experimental design, through vector construction, and plant development.

  • Learn and use various molecular biology and bioinformatic software and databases.


Job Qualifications

  • College Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Standing, or recent graduates.

  • Bachelor degree in Biology, or related field

  • Must have some experience in molecular biology, or genetics.

  • Prior experience working on plant transformation, microscopy, data collection, and sterile techniques a plus.


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. Strong attention to detail with the ability to take meticulous notes.

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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