Bayer Crop Science Summer Undergraduate Research Position

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Research traineeship for undergraduate students, Ph.D. graduate students, or recent Ph.D. graduates in the fields of biochemistry, entomology, nematology, plant pathology, microbiology, or related areas.

Job description: A 3-month full-time paid traineeship conducting experiments alongside scientists in R&D. 

Seeking highly motivated, flexible, goal oriented trainees interested in experiencing research in a fast-paced industry setting.

General job responsibilities and required skills:

  • Assist in designing and executing discovery research;
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems in a creative and effective way;
  • Record data, prepare reports and communicate research progress in a timely manner ensuring relevant deadlines are met;
  • Manage confidentiality of competitive know-how;
  • Ensure compliance with all existing safety and stewardship standards in the area of responsibility;
  • Demonstrate record of consistency and accuracy when working in a technical environment;
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.

Biochemistry trainee(s) may have one or more of the following skill sets:

  • Experience in protein analysis
  • Experience in protein purification
  • Familiarity or experience with protein directed evolution
  • Familiarity or experience with ligand-binding kinetics
  • Cell line fluency

Entomology trainee(s) may have one or more of the following skill sets:

  • A thorough understanding of biological systems
  • Experience developing and implementing bioassays
  • Experience in insect cell culture
  • Experience with RNAi technology
  • R programming experience
  • Experience with software related to image and data acquisition (ImageJ or equivalent)
  • Engineering background or experience working with robotics

Microbiology trainee(s) may have one or more of the following skill sets:

  • Microbial strain isolation
  • Fermentation optimization
  • Cloning from metagenomic DNA
  • Prokaryotic gene knock-out systems

Plant Pathology trainee(s) may have one or more of the following skill sets:

  • Proficiency with sterile technique
  • Experience culturing fungi

Nematology trainee(s) may have one or more of the following skill sets:

  • Experience with plant-parasitic nematodes
  • Experience with C. elegans
  • Experience with genomics

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please email your resume and a letter of interest to Dr. Elyse Rodgers-Vieira at elyse.rodgers-vieira@bayer.com.