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Internship Programme at Du Pont Careers

Want to make a difference in our world by meeting the challenges of feeding and powering a growing planet?
Du Pont Careers is looking for a Research Interns in Delmas to join its subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a large producer of hybrid seeds for agriculture. They are a major producer of genetically modified organisms.
The Research Intern will support field research and Regulatory Science activities within a team responsible for managing the lifecycle of insect control traits. Members of this team work cross functionally with colleagues developing, registering and marketing insect control products.
Responsibilities include the following
  • Follow and actively engage company’s core values and safety guidelines.
  • Required to travel regularly for insect monitoring projects.
  • Ensure appropriate agronomic practices are implemented throughout the growing season to produce a successful maize crop for other DuPont Pioneer groups and key stakeholders. e.g. seed bed preparation, maintenance fertilizer and herbicide applications, weed control, irrigation, insect and pathogen scouting, pest management practices, crop growth staging.
  • Assist with all field related activities to support DuPont Pioneer cross functional groups and key stakeholders.
  • Training of internal teams on field monitoring including scouting, data collection, communication, and record keeping.
  • Ability to work on a team environment. Willing to receive guidance from colleagues, not necessarily direct supervisor.
  • Inspects and arranges routine maintenance on equipment used to conduct experiments at the designated work location.
  • Maintains and organizes appropriate inventory of chemicals and/or supplies necessary for the completion of experiments at work location.
  • May hire, organize and supervise work of temporary employees ensuring work is performed in safe and efficient manner.
  • Operation and maintenance of small plot research equipment.
  • Seed preparation and organizational activities for planting, according, to the planned study design. e.g. study protocol
Key Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in the Agricultural Sciences and Entomology is preferred
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience required, or equivalent amounts of education and experience
  • Code 8 Drivers License
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