DuPont Sytems & Innovation Intern/Co-op in Johnston, Iowa

Sytems & Innovation Intern/Co-op (Job Number: 201396W-01)


Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, is seeking creative and motivated candidates for a co-op in science and agriculture within our Systems & Innovation: Breeding Group. The co-op is designed to gain familiarity with the Corteva Agriscience organization, engage in practical real-world problems and work on method development experiments that benefit specific end-users. Co-ops will be assigned a project in their area and will be expected to present their work at the conclusion of the co-op. The co-op will last 5-6 months.

With guidance from a supervisor, the co-ops primary responsibility is to assist technical personnel in general laboratory operations and routine laboratory or information handling tasks in support of scientific research. The co-op will perform tasks according to accepted methods and training prescribed by the work group.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with plant tissue sampling under greenhouse conditions and sample processing within the lab.

  • Responsibilities for executing experimental protocols, recording observations and data management will be required.

  • Additional responsibilities including assistance with PCR-based cloning experiments may be involved. These experiments may include tasks such as PCR assay design, executing assay optimization, PCR amplification, gel electrophoresis, amplicon purification, cell culture, cloning, plasmid preparations, and microfluidics operation.

  • Proactively upholding Corteva’s core values and compliance with best laboratory practices is expected.

  • Promote a safe and professional working environment while maintaining commitment to Corteva’s core values.


Minimum 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.

  • Molecular Biology or Biology Lab experience preferred

“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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