Twenty years from now, the earth's population will need 55% more food than it can currently produce. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. Make an impact by joining the team that is working to solve one of mankind's greatest challenges.
This summer internship will involve working in an analytical chemistry laboratory under the direction of discovery analytics lead and is targeted towards graduate chemistry majors.
The project will be to develop analytical methods and/or analyze samples to support biomarker discovery research on seed fingerprinting. The techniques may include liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR). Updating current documented methods or drafting improved methods will be required. Following the assignment, a written summary report and an oral presentation will be required.
Dates for this internship are May 14 - August 3 of 2018. Required:
- Enrolled in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program at a university in the U.S., majoring in Chemistry or related fields.
- Strongly prefer at least 2 years' hands-on experience in Gas Chromatography (GC), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS), Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) or a combination to support volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis, other trace organic analysis or plant metabolite analysis
- Ability to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain a variety of laboratory instruments including the GC, GC/MS, LC/MS and HPLC is desirable.
- Must be returning to school to continue program of study upon completion of summer internship.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale.
- Candidates should be interested in a career in multidisciplinary research and development.
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