Syngenta Parent Characterization Intern in Slater, Iowa

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. There’s never been a more important time to join Syngenta.

As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions. Work with us and you’ll get:
* Competitive wages

  • Ongoing career development resources

  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects

  • Meaningful projects that solve problems Role purpose:

  • Provide the intern the opportunity of being exposed to the Parent Characterization activities, allowing him/her to apply academic background and assist in the department activities from trial design, preparation, maintenance, harvesting, lab tasks, and data analysis.

  • Allow the intern to develop a good understanding about new corn hybrid development, and parent characterization activities, by taking a lead role for one of the Parent Characterization’s projects.

  • Strengthen new product advancements through the assessment of important traits for seeds production at early breeding stages. Accountabilities:

  • Take the lead on the project management and execution according to the assigned project. Assure that field activities (planting, plot maintenance, and harvest) for research plots are executed. This includes routine site/farm maintenance activities such as planting plots, applying treatments, collecting observations and in-season data, and maintaining the plots throughout the growing season. Fall activities include harvest stand counts and actual plot harvest.

  • Support other parent characterization, as well as agronomic trial activities at the home site.

  • Develop and maintain two-way communication with project managers, PPT Scientists PPT Agronomists and Parent Seed colleagues at the home site. Additionally, look for communicating with people from different areas, from breeding all the way to commercial seeds production, aiming to gain a good understanding of the whole chain.

  • Assist with managing and developing part time workers.

  • Analyze data and prepare a research report and presentation for the assigned project.

  • Lead daily routine equipment maintenance and preparation to ensure maximum precision in all treatment applications.

  • Make sure all activities are developed according to the Company safety procedures and recommendations, and promote environmentally sustainable solutions.

    Critical success factors & key challenges:

  • Planning and organization, mainly due to the seasonality of the activities

  • Communication (including communication with temporary workers, who may not be very fluent in English)

  • Long hours of field work Critical knowledge:

Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.

Additional Information:

All applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Valid Driver’s License and acceptable moving violation record is required. This is either a 3 month or a 6 month internship.

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Title: Parent Characterization Intern

Location: Iowa-Slater

Requisition ID: 1702746