Trait Integration Discovery Co-op
, Missouri
October 18, 2017
Monsanto's traits & germplasm play an increasingly major role in feeding the world today & tomorrow.  Growers enjoy superior yields and reliability as never before in the history of agriculture due to our insect protected, drought resistant & high yielding traited-germplasm.  They also enjoy unprecedented convenience from our breakthrough herbicide traits. 

This co-op placement will provide an opportunity to conduct research that will answer key product performance questions to guide management practices of current and future biotech traits.  The co-op students in Trait Integration Discovery benefit from interaction across multiple disciplines including breeding, statistical analytics, chemistry, testing and growing teams, and supply chain. 

The student will conduct an independent research project with the opportunity to develop ideas, conduct and document experiments and communicate results in reports and presentations. They will also gain practical research experience in an innovative and results focused company.  

The intern's experience will be supplemented with seminars, networking opportunities and career discussions, as well as trips to visit marker discovery labs and other functions. It is hoped that this experience will inform further career choices and provide an opportunity to develop skills.

This role requires a six (6) month commitment.   Please apply only if you are certain of your willingness and ability to commit to the full duration of the assignment (June - December of 2018).

Daily transportation to the Monsanto site is required and will be the responsibility of the student. Any required off-site travel will be provided by Monsanto. Extended hours can be expected during peak season; overnight travel is rare, but may be necessary.
Location for this assignment is in Chesterfield, MO.

Daily Activities may include:
  • Plant management
  • Data collection
  • Data entry and analysis

  • Current enrollment in BS, MS, or PHD program in Plant Science, Genetics, Plant Breeding, or other related field of study
  • Interest in exploring a career in agriculture
  • Willingness/ability to relocate for duration of project if necessary
  • Personal transportation
  • Detail and results-orientation with the ability to work independently
  • Strong motivational, organization and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams

A little about us:
At Monsanto, we believe that diverse perspectives solve big challenges and deliver a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world.

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