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Vegetable Seeds Development Intern

Company: Syngenta
Location: Nampa
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
Syngenta Seeds is one of the world's largest developers and producers of seed for farmers, commercial growers, retailers and small seed companies. Syngenta seeds improve the quality and yields of crops. High-quality seeds ensure better and more productive crops, which is why farmers invest in them. Advanced seeds help mitigate risks such as disease and drought and allow farmers to grow food using less land, less water and fewer inputs. Syngenta Seeds brings farmers more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants, including innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive even in challenging growing conditions. Syngenta Seeds is headquartered in the United States.
Job Description
About this Job:
We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Sweet Corn R&D Fresh Market team is currently seeking a Research and Development Intern in Nampa, ID. As an intern you will have the opportunity to work in a sweet corn plant breeding program, assisting in designing experiments, planting, participating in field and lab preparations, collecting data, and noting field observations, and analyzing data related to a selected breeding project of interest. Through this internship you will be exposed to research activities, provided the opportunity to apply your academic background and ultimately be exposed to an active vegetable breeding program RD Vegetables at Syngenta
Work With Us And You'll Get
As an intern at Syngenta, you have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry, and work on real projects finding real solutions.

  • Competitive wages
  • Ongoing career development resources
  • The opportunity to work on meaningful, innovative projects that solve problems
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs
    Estimated Duration: May 2023-August 2023
    You Will
    • Support plant breeding scientists in both field related activities and analytical activities required for maintaining an active hybrid sweet corn breeding program
    • Perform activities related to planting, note taking throughout plant life cycle, thinning and rouging, sweet corn eating stage assessments, and safety & training
    • Assist with managing and developing part time workers
    • Analyze data and prepare a report and presentation for an assigned project focusing on applying innovative methodology and technology improvements to the sweet corn breeding program
    • Make sure all activities are developed according to the Company safety procedures and recommendations, and promote environmentally sustainable solutions
      Qualifications
      What you must have:
      • A High School Diploma or equivalent
      • Enrollment in a Bachelor's or advanced degree program in Agronomy, Biology, Ag Business, or another closely related field of study
      • A valid driver's license
        What You Might Also Contribute To The Team
        • Communication-The ability to communicate information well (both written and spoken) is highly desired
        • Detail Oriented-All procedures and policies must be understood and followed
        • Autonomous-An independent individual who is self-motivating and needs little supervision
        • Familiarity with working on a farm, working with crops, or working outdoors is preferred but not required
        • Confidence- Not afraid to ask bold questions and be curious
        • Eagerness to learn and grow in the role
        • Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in both Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
        • Innovative - To always look to implement new procedures or technologies to improve work efficiencies
        • Detail/Accuracy Oriented - All procedures and policies must be understood and followed
        • Ability to perform basic math functions
          Additional Information
          Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
          Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
          (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm)
          Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)
          (http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm)
          Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
          (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm)

Keywords: Syngenta, Nampa , Vegetable Seeds Development Intern, Other , Nampa, Idaho

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