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Corteva Agriscience Genome Editing Intern - Applied Science & Technology in Johnston, Iowa


Grow what's next. Grow your future. Corteva Agriscience, has an exciting opportunity for a 3-month internship in the field of Plant Genome Editing. This position is in Johnston, Iowa, in the Molecular Engineering group of Applied Science and Technology and will be open from May to August of 2020.

At Corteva Agriscience, we are driven by our purpose, which is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. We are committed to developing the world-class technology through innovation and CRISPR/Cas genome editing technology has become the most efficient tool for developing new traits and precision plant breeding. Corteva Agriscience is an industry leader in developing products in row crops using this revolutionary technology.

The Molecular Engineering group is seeking a highly motivated individual to contribute to the improvement of the CRISPR/Cas-based genome editing tools, including but not limited to (1) expansion of CRISPR/Cas system; (2) protein engineering of Cas protein; and (3) developing new approaches that enhance genome editing efficiency. In this lab-based internship, the person will be exposed to a broad range of cutting-edge genome editing techniques, and will work closely with a senior scientist in an industrial setting.

This position offers an outstanding opportunity for an individual willing to learn genome editing technology in a world-class Ag biotech company.


Qualifications - WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

  • Minimum 2 years of college education in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, plant cell biology or related field

  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above

  • Highly motivated, strong communication and presentation skills, strong organizational skills, ability to work both individually and in a team environment, and basic computer competency are required

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here