Entomology Intern

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Job Title: Entomology Intern
Location: Chesterfield, MO, Midwest United States, USA

Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Job Type: Internship/Summer Work Experience
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where 'Health for all Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Entomology Intern 



Designs, conducts & interprets complex experiments. Troubleshoot insect bioassays. Effectively communicates research findings. Works collaboratively with other lab team members to deliver results. Identify opportunities for system or process improvements.



The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Support hemipteran insect diet and plant bioassays by developing new assays and improving existing assays using robust scientific approaches
  • Design, conducts and interprets complex entomological studies in lab, growth chamber and greenhouse environments
  • Identify process improvements, test, troubleshoot and provide solutions to technical problems
  • Apply critical thinking, strategic mindset, and foresight in evolving technical and business environments
  • Present final project(s)/recommendation(s) to team at the conclusion of the internship



Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values, more specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a master’s or Ph.D. program pursuing a degree in entomology, plant sciences, molecular biology, or related discipline
  • Working knowledge of insect rearing, hemipteran insects, RNAi, artificial diets
  • Ability to design, conduct, troubleshoot experiments, run basic statistics, and report results
  • Possess problem-solving skills and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in insect feeding behavior, insect physiology, RNAi, molecular biology, or plant insect interactions.
  • Experience with insect bioassays, insect dissections, transgenic cropping systems

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

Bayer is an E-Verify Employer.  
Location: Chesterfield     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 796687     

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Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com 

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Job Post Date: 08/04/23
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