DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a 6-month Field Research Co-op. This co-op is an integral part of a team committed to developing exceptional corn hybrids. The individual will be involved with the daily operations at their research center. Co-op’s beginsMay 2018and ends December 2018.
The corn co-op is involved with Spring/summer responsibilities including: field plot research, planting, plot establishment and maintenance, organizing and completing pollination, and data collection of traits important to a breeding program. Supervision of temporary employees is expected. Fall responsibilities will consist of combine operation, note taking, and rating individual plots for various agronomic traits. Post-harvest duties include assisting with seed packaging to meet off-season nursery and greenhouse deadlines.
A key component of this position will be the collection of high quality data on specific traits of economic importance. The individual will be expected to travel to other locations as part of the data collection process. As part of the program, the individual will be expected to lead groups of co-workers to complete required tasks, and to conduct a research project whose results will be presented on a seminar at the end of the period.
This opportunity is located in Janesville, Wisconsin. Job Qualifications
Education and Experience
Candidates must be a pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field with at least a Senior standing. Those pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree are preferred.
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.
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Location/Region: Janesville, WI (US)