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Biology Internship

PowerPollenSM, an Ag Biotech leader developing advanced yield enhancement technology, has career opportunities for people who want to work with a team small enough that you can personally make a difference, yet large enough to have unique worldwide growth opportunities. We are seeking qualified candidates for our:

Biology Internship Program

  • As a biological intern for PowerPollenSM, your primary responsibility will be to execute precise biological experiments to aid in process enhancement and improvement
  • Apply best practice laboratory skills utilizing various media, sterilizers, stereoscope, microscope and other related microbiology tools and techniques
  • Ensure experimental methods are followed properly by reviewing and understanding protocols and objectives
  • Keep detailed record of activities and process modifications and produce reports and data summaries
  • Assist in preparing for discussions with company leadership on key areas of accountability, summer field and lab observations, improvement opportunities and season end internship overview
  • Become familiar with and follow all safety protocols and encourage other team members to do the same
  • Driving company owned and leased vehicles safely, potentially assigned to tow/haul
  • Ability and willingness to cross-train for other jobs within the organization as needed
  • This role requires confidentiality and extreme protection of PowerPollenSM critical and proprietary assets
  • 2 or more years college level academics preferably agriculture or biology related
  • Capable and interested in working across diverse environments that include indoor lab conditions and outdoor agricultural conditions throughout the year: summer heat and humidity, corn field conditions including insect exposure, uneven terrains, narrow and sight limited workspaces with active agricultural equipment in operation
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record – all candidates driving records will be checked
  • Willing to travel across the Midwest as needed
  • Willing to work long days and weekends as needed during peak season
  • Familiar with computer/PC/laptop operations
  • Ability to walk, stand or sit for prolonged periods
  • Ability to drive field vehicle for prolonged periods
  • Understand the seasonality of agricultural systems and the in-season time commitment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic exposure in an agriculture related field will aid in understanding processes and procedures
  • Experience operating off-road vehicles beneficial
  • Prior farm, field or agricultural work a plus
Candidate must have:
Our perfect candidate must have a positive and driven attitude with a strong ability to problem solve. We are seeking an individual that is highly organized and willing to adapt to changing work conditions and needs. They need to be capable of seeing a barrier or issue as an opportunity to overcome a challenge. Self-motivation and an ability to work independently or as a collaborator on highly effective teams is a must.
PowerPollenSM is an equal opportunity employer.