DuPont Structural Biology Intern - Trait Discovery in Johnston, Iowa

Structural Biology Intern - Trait Discovery (Job Number: 198047W-01)


Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a 3-month Structural Biology Intern. This position is an integral part of a team committed to trait discovery. The successful candidate will be involved in projects to determine the 3-dimensional structure of one or more proteins relevant to the agricultural business. The projects the candidate will work on will utilize all aspects of the protein structure determination process, including data collection using x-ray diffraction, processing and protein model building & interpretation.

Depending on the progress of the intern, there may be additional opportunities to learn and apply concepts related to structure based rational design and design of chimeric molecules towards modulating function.

Position duration is May to August 2019.


Education and Experience

  • College Junior or Senior standing

  • Bachelor degree in progress in Biochemistry or Biophysics or related field (Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology)

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited university at the time of internship

  • Experience in protein expression, purification, crystallization and protein structure modeling & analysis

  • Prior experience working in a structural biology is a plus

  • Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited university at the time of internship


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.

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Part-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Limited Term

Job Type: Entry Level

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