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Sweet Corn Breeding Program Intern

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Job Title: Sweet Corn Breeding Program Intern
Location: Stanton, MN, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Sweet Corn R&D Fresh Market team is currently seeking a Research and Development Intern in Stanton, MN. As an intern you will have the opportunity to work in a sweet corn plant breeding program, assisting in designing experiments, planting, participating in field and lab preparations, collecting data, noting field observations, and analyzing data related to a selected breeding project of interest.  Through this internship you will be exposed to research activities, provided the opportunity to apply your academic background and ultimately be exposed to an active vegetable breeding program in R&D Vegetables at Syngenta. 

As an intern at Syngenta, you will 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 wages   Ongoing career development resources    The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects   Meaningful projects that solve problems 

Duration: May 2022-August 2022 


    Support plant breeding scientists in both field related activities and analytical activities required for maintaining an active hybrid sweet corn breeding program  Perform activities related to planting, note taking throughout plant life cycle, thinning and rouging, sweet corn eating stage assessments, and safety & training  Assist with managing and developing part time workers  Analyze data and prepare a report and presentation for an assigned project focusing on applying innovative methodology and technology improvements to the sweet corn breeding program  Make sure all activities are developed according to the Company safety procedures and recommendations, and promote environmentally sustainable solutions 

Education & Experience: 

    Requires a High School diploma or equivalent  Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Biology, Ag Business, or another closely related field of study with a 3.0 GPA or higher  Must have a valid Driver's License  All applicants must be eligible to work in the US 


    Communication-The ability to communicate information well both written and spoken is highly desired  Detail Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed  Autonomous-An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision  Familiarity with working on a farm, working with crops, or working outdoors is preferred but not required  Confidence- Not afraid to ask bold questions and be curious  Eagerness to learn and grow in the role  Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word  Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies   Detail/Accuracy Oriented - All procedures and policies must be understood and followed.   Ability to perform basic math functions  Willing to work outside 

What We Offer:   A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs     About Syngenta  Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.   


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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Job Post Date: 09/26/21
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