DuPont Crop Protection is seeking several Biology interns to work at its
, research facility. These biology internships are temporary summer positions which will begin May/June and end in August. Relocation will not be offered.
Responsibilities may include:
Watering of greenhouses and growth chambers and thinning of plant materials that will be used in various tests.
Weigh out and prepare materials that are components of our testing program. These materials may include such things as fertilizers used in our greenhouse programs, soils from around US regions.
Weigh out experimental chemical samples and prepare these for testing.
Assist in setting up the spray machine for executing the test. Care for the test after treatment; setting the test out in the greenhouse based upon the desired experimental design, and maintain the test (inspect for insect and disease pests), note symptoms and record early observations.
Collection of data by acting initially as a recorder, then evaluate studies independently. Enter data into spreadsheets or other databases and providing printouts of that data to the primary investigator.
Summarize data using statistical programs and ultimately assist in preparing presentations including digital photography.
Field studies including laying out plots, field plots maintenance, assistance on irrigation, weighing out chemical treatments, calibration of spray equipment, mixing materials in the field for application (actual application is done by licensed staff), assisting in identification of weed species and assisting in the evaluation of test plots.
Enter data into existing databases and produce test summaries.
DuPont is an equal opportunity employer.
DuPont is an E-verify employer.
Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation.
All candidates MUST meet the following qualifications for consideration in this student employment program:
The right to work in the U.S. without restrictions
Currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university
At minimum a Sophmore in an undergraduate Bachelor's degree program within one of the following discipline-specific majors: biology, plant pathology, weed science or entomology, or a related field of study.
A minimum of GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions and to
document activities in written form
Demonstrated ability to document activities in written form.
In addition to the above qualifications, the candidate must demonstrate the following skills and interests:
Strong work ethic and the ability to deliver concrete project deliverables in a timely manner
Works well in an independent capacity and in a team environment
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