SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION, LLC Seeds Production Research Intern in SLATER, Iowa

Seeds Production Research Intern (18002569)Seeds Production Research Intern- Slater, IowaAbout SyngentaSyngenta 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.About this Job: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 wagesOngoing career development resourcesThe opportunity to work on cutting-edge projectsMeaningful projects that solve problemsDuration:May 2019-August 2019Essential Duties & Responsibilities:Provide the intern the opportunity of being exposed to the Seed Parent Characterization activities, allowing him/her to apply academic background and assist in department activities from trial preparation, maintenance, data capture and data analysisCandidate will be encouraged to job shadow different departments within Syngenta to provide a broader understanding of who we are and what we doAllow 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 Seed Parent Characterization's projectsStrengthen new product advancements through the assessment of important traits for seeds production at early breeding stagesTake the lead on the project management and execution according to the assigned project. Assure that field activities (planting, and plot maintenance) for research plots are executed. This includes routine site/farm maintenance activities such as planting plots, collecting observations and in-season data. Candidate will be responsible for maintaining the plots throughout the growing seasonDevelop and maintain two-way communication with project managers, Seed Production Research (SPR) Scientists, 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 chainAssist with managing and developing part time workersUpon completion of your internship, you will be required to prepare a research report and present your findingsMake sure all activities are developed according to the Company safety procedures and recommendations, and promote environmentally sustainable solutionsQualificationsQualifications:Requires a High School diploma or equivalentMust be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy, Biology, Ag Business, or another closely related field of studyMust have a valid Driver's LicenseAll applicants must be eligible to work in the USAdditional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:Communication-The ability to communicate information well (both written and spoken) is highly desiredDetail/Accuracy Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followedAutonomous-An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervisionAdaptable- The ability to work well with ambiguous/undefined problemsProficiency in MS Office suites, especially Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, are preferredPrevious internship and/or co-op experience related to Agriculture is preferred but not requiredFamiliarity with working on a farm, working with crops, or working outdoors is preferred but not requiredWork Level: XZSyngenta Contact Information:If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk atFamily and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)(http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm)Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)(http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm)Employee Polygraph