Plant Phenotyping and Remote Sensing Intern

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Plant Phenotyping and Remote Sensing Intern

Corteva Agriscience (Agriculture Division of DowDuPont) is seeking a highly-motivated undergraduate student to work within the Spectroscopy group in Johnston, IA. The Spectroscopy group uses in-greenhouse and in-field tools to phenotype plants for experimental and production applications. These tools include unmanned aerial systems (UAS; drones) carrying a variety of imaging systems and hyperspectral imaging towers.  Relating phenotype to plant health requires a wide array of skill sets, including knowledge of plant growth and development, statistics, and plant physiology.  The student should be interested in whole-plant and whole-field phenotyping and have a strong interest in bridging the gap between traditional plant phenotyping and analytical technologies. Interns will be assigned a project to work on throughout the summer and will be expected to present their work at the conclusion of the internship. The internship will last 10 ? 12 weeks.Qualifications:QualificationsThe successful candidate must have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Plant Science, or related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Interns will gain experience with plant phenotyping, statistics and analytics, spectroscopic techniques, and general plant science and agronomy tools.  These experiences will be through hands-on training and direct interaction with research scientists within Corteva Agriscience in the field and in greenhouse environments.  Please provide a resume or CV by February 1, 2019 and one letter of recommendation, along with a cover letter describing your applicable skills and interest in the program and what skills you hope to gain during the internship. “We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience? is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont?. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.   At Corteva Agriscience?, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.?  

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