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Dow - Summer Internship

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Dow AgroSciences is one of the largest researchbased

agricultural companies in North America.

We research, develop, manufacture, and market

agricultural and specialty products. Our portfolio

consists of weed, insect, and plant disease

management products, nitrogen stabilizers, plant

growth regulators, fumigants, seeds, and industrial

non-crop pest management products. Dow

AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The

Dow Chemical Company. Our world headquarters

is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

RESEARCH AND

DEVELOPMENT SUMMER

INTERN OPPORTUNITIES

Dow AgroSciences has positions available for

students seeking summer internship opportunities.

These opportunities are full-time positions starting in

May and ending in August. Applicable majors would

include:

Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell

biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular

biology, plant pathology, plant breeding or plant

physiology)

Chemistry (analytical, colloidal, material, organic,

physical, or surface)

Informatics (bioinformatics or chemical)

Engineering (biological, chemical, computer,

electrical, material, mechanical or agricultural)

Molecular modeling

Any agriculture-related majors

R&D opportunities include both laboratory-based

and field station research positions. Positions for

field station research are located throughout the

U.S., whereas the laboratory-based R&D positions

are located at our headquarters in Indianapolis,

Indiana and Portland, Oregon.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Research and Development: The R&D intern

program provides an opportunity for students to

work closely with a senior scientist in order to

improve technical skills while being given a

developmental opportunity in an industrial setting.

It is desirable that the intern have past practical

experience in handling chemicals, operating

laboratory equipment, generating and

manipulating data, as well as relevant computer

skills. Interns are encouraged to be creative and

take initiative, where appropriate, and will be

granted significant latitude for discretionary

decisions and independence of action within

guidelines established by their supervisor. Interns

are expected to always operate in a safe and

efficient manner.

Qualified interns should be pursuing a BS or MS

degree in biology, chemistry, informatics, or

closely related majors. Students having

completed at least their junior year are preferred,

but not required. A chemistry intern candidate

having a working knowledge of organic synthesis

and/or experience with modern chromatographic

techniques is highly desirable. For a biology

intern, it would be advantageous to have a

working knowledge of their area of study. Interns

will be part of a team responsible for the

development of novel agricultural products. Good

interpersonal, communication, organizational,

teamwork and time management skills are

essential.

Primary responsibilities:

Review and research project background and

status with mentor

Become proficient in laboratory and/or

greenhouse experiments or biochemical

assays to characterize experimental,

developmental, and commercial herbicides,

insecticides, fungicides, and products of

biotechnology

Participate in all phases of research including

planning, preparation, calibration, application,

evaluation, and analysis

Design and conduct experiments, with

mentorship guidance, within a defined project

Make novel observations

Collect and interpret data

Draw sound scientific conclusions based on

data analysis. The results of these studies,

and the conclusions generated, will impact

research plans and advancement decisions

on the experimental materials

Present project reviews before colleagues

and peers

CONTACT INFORMATION

To apply for an internship at Dow AgroSciences,

please electronically submit a cover letter and a

resume, including a current GPA and references. Be

sure to specify your interest in the intern program and

your preference for R&D laboratory-based positions

or field R&D positions. Resumes are accepted

beginning in October for the following year’s

internships and should be sent electronically to:

Lachele Jones (lmjones@dow.com)

For more information about Dow AgroSciences,

please visit our website at: www.dowagro.com

For more information about the R&D Summer Intern

Program, please visit:

http://www.dowagro.com/careers/internships/lab.htm

Summer

Internship

Opportunities

 

Expires On

12/30/2010

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