Intern – Research Agronomy (Corporate – Boise, ID)
The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses.
These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.
We currently have a research agronomy internship available within our Plant Sciences department in Boise, ID.
What's in it for you? These positions will support the potato agronomy research program and their endeavors in R&D as well as Commercialization at Simplot Plant Sciences. Both positions are full-time 6-month internships. Essential job functions include but are not limited to:
Crop and Storage Sampling
Assist with potato research trial planting and data collection
Support Biotech Quality Management Systems (BQMS) and compliance paperwork
Storage monitoring and sampling
Crop Progress Reports
Data entry and analysis
Special Projects as assigned
Requirements: Education: o Current student enrolled in an accredited college/university o Undergraduate student with research experience or Graduate student preferred o Agricultural degree seeking students preferred o Must maintain a passing GPA
Knowledge/Skills: o Ability to read maps to locate fields o Ability to travel, often via airplane o Ability to drive off road vehicles o Strong oral and written communication skills o Strong computer skills (word and excel) o Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds and work in a variety of conditions (wet, cold, humid) o Clean driving record o Farming background preferred
Availability: Minimum of 6 months, starting in May 2017 (Other time frames will be considered as appropriate)
Travel: Dependent on position and ranging from 10-50%HOW TO APPLYInternal Simplot Candidates:Please apply via Employee Space to Job ID#3813External Candidates:Visit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#3813Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above.
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