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Corteva Agriscience Transgene Expression Intern in Des Moines, Iowa


Grow what's next. Grow your future. We are currently seeking ahighly motivated student interested in AgBiotech industry research experience. A highly qualified candidate will fill a three-month intern position and is expected to effectively contribute to the ongoing research focused on optimization of transgene expression and phenotyping. You will work closely with Corteva's transgene expression team to produce plant expression vectors, conduct transient assays, evaluate transgene expression and phenotype transgene performance.

Responsibilities - What You'll Do:

  • Work with senior research associates and scientists in the lab to develop strategies

  • Designing and planning experiments with timelines

  • Perform vector construction and Agrobacterium transformation with QC

  • Perform transient assays developed by the Trait optimization group

  • Phenotyping of transgenic plants and transgene expression analysis

  • Data analysis and reporting


Qualifications - What You'll Bring:

  • At least sophomore standing at an accredited university studying genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry or related science fields

  • Prior experience working in a research laboratory is required

  • Experience working with plants is desirable

  • Creative thinking and ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/ experiments

  • Understanding principles of experiment design, and statistical data analyses is desired.

  • Excellent organizational skills and record keeping ability

Community -We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple - to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we're taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar and a variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and holiday events. Did we mention you'll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology with colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you're at work.

Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. It's nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers' Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.

It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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