Monsanto Vegetable Discovery Genetics Intern in SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, California

The Discovery and Plant Health Team is seeking a motivated Vegetable Discovery Genetics Intern. This position will be located in Woodland, California, reporting to our Discovery Genetics Lead.

The intern will gain hands-on experience in the application of agronomic traits and genetics to improve the practice of plant breeding and agriculture. A defined research project will be assigned and completed under the guidance of a Discovery supervisor. And as an intern in this organization, you can also gain exposure to other related functions such as plant breeding, plant pathology, chemistry, genomics, marker development and high-throughput laboratories giving a broad overview of the career opportunities available at Bayer.

The successful candidate must be available to work full time during the summer internship term of May-August of 2019.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interns are assigned to supervisors who outline general responsibilities, assist in research assignments and completion, and arrange opportunities to visit other functions. Projects will provide exposure to greenhouse practices, plant growth regulators and genetic analysis of agronomic traits.

  • Successful candidates will work both independently and in collaboration with other teams, and provide thoughtful analysis to their assigned research project.

  • At the conclusion of the program, interns will present the results of the research project to an audience of peers, Scientists and Senior Management. In addition, as part of their assignment, feedback on the program and the research project will be requested throughout the internship experience.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Current or future enrollment in a MS or PhD program with interest in exploring a career in agriculture with emphasis on Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Genetics, Crop Science, Agronomy or Horticulture

  • Detail and results-oriented individual with the ability to work independently and effectively

  • Strong motivational, organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • GPA of 3.0 or better

  • Must be willing to relocate

  • Must be returning to school upon completion of internship.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working in greenhouse environments

  • Exposure to modern concepts of plant physiology and development

  • Experience working with vegetable crop and/or dioecious plant species

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.

Organization: GLB VEG R&D Global Dis & Plant Health51183742_

Title: Vegetable Discovery Genetics Intern

Location: North America-USA-California-San Juan Bautista

Requisition ID: 01SBQ

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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