Next Generation Genotyping Intern – #01RXQ
The ability to rapidly and inexpensively determine genetic markers allows genomic information to be applied to plant breeding, disease testing, and environmental characterization. Monsanto???s genotyping operations process millions of samples each year and support plant breeding programs to improve crops. Improvements in sample throughput, cost, quantitation, marker density, and turn-around time enables genetic testing to be applied in new ways to plant breeding and other applications. The genotyping innovation team at Monsanto is looking for a summer intern to conduct a 3-month long research project focused on developing and/or applying new marker detection technologies. A specific research project will be chosen based on the strengths and interests of the student that is selected. Furthermore, the project will be chosen to ensure a broad overview of the career opportunities available within Monsanto and will require working with individuals from related teams such as bioinformatics, breeding, seed production, pathology and laboratory automation. If selected, you will be supported by a small team of scientists that will work with you to design experiments, solve problems, train and arrange opportunities to interact with other functions. You should expect to spend significant time exploring the rationale and philosophy underlying the application of genetics and genomics research to applied breeding programs. However, you will also work hands-on in a laboratory and/or using bioinformatics methods for your project. The internship will take place during the summer of 2019 (e.g. mid-May to Mid-August) with flexibility around the start and finish dates. Candidates are encouraged to apply that have experience working in a laboratory and/or with bioinformatics and data analysis tools. Strong consideration will be given to candidates that are able to start or continue a project at Monsanto that would support work being done at the school they will attend in the fall of 2019. Qualifications:Required:Current enrollment at a university within the US with junior status or above with an academic emphasis in genetics, genomics, molecular biology or bioinformatics.Solid understanding of Mendelian genetics and concepts of linkage.Strong organization and problem solving skills. Candidate must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Candidate must be willing to relocate to St. Louis.Must be returning to school upon completion of internship (e.g. a senior who is about to enter a graduate program). Preferred:Basic competency with a scripting language such as Perl, Python, or RLaboratory experience (PCR assays, sequence library preparation, microarrays, etc.)Experience with data analysis and visualizationApply for this job.