Genotyping Innovation Intern

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Job Title: Genotyping Innovation 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.


Genotyping Innovation Intern 



The Genotyping Innovation Intern will conduct an approximate 3-month long project focused on developing  benchtop sequencing and targeted genomic workflows.  This position will design, execute, optimize, troubleshoot and analyze experiments to drive development of new approaches to obtaining genomic data with the goal to further our understanding of plant biology and crop improvement.


The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Evaluate and develop methodologies relating to benchtop and targeted sequencing for genomic characterization of plants.
  • Drive experimental design with guidance from manager.
  • Primary or shared project responsibility for executing experiments on next generation sequencing workflows with assistance from scientists in the Genotyping Discovery and Development team. 
  • Analyze sequencing and genomic data. Collaborate with computational scientists as needed for analysis.
  • Provide assessment of workflows and make a presentation to the greater Precision Genomics team at the end 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:

  • Must be registered and currently enrolled in a graduate program – MS or PhD – pursuing a degree in Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related field. 
  • Demonstrated interest and coursework in subjects related to genetics and/or molecular biology.
  • Curiosity and self-motivation to be exposed to and learn different molecular biology techniques and their applications.
  • Ability to work within a team-based environment of other scientists.
  • Agility in the face of changing projects or demands.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with techniques such as DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, Oxford Nanopore sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data.
  • Experience with documentation and presentation of scientific results.



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: 798022     

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Job Post Date: 08/04/23
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