DuPont Research Co-op - Sorghum in Taft, Texas

Research Co-op - Sorghum (Job Number: RES00003715)


DuPont Pioneer offers various internship programs which offer a wide variety of experiences within the DuPont Pioneer business. The sorghum co-op is directed at getting first-hand training in applied breeding practices and the use of new technologies in the development of superior hybrids. The position will include both field and office-related activities.

Field activities will include data collection and assisting with nursery activities. Office-related duties will include hands-on data analysis, literature searches and background research, as well as assisting scientists with daily activities. Training in the one or more of the following areas will be gained from the experience depending on entry-level experience of the candidate: experimental design, plant breeding, entomology, plant pathology, statistical analysis, and the application of molecular markers.

This position will be located at the Taft, Texas research sorghum breeding station, and will start May, 2017 (earlier start date is possible, if candidate desires).

Part of the Co-op Internship Program is completing an assigned project and presenting the results at the conclusion of the internship.


Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field with at least a Senior standing. Those pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree are preferred. Previous research experience preferred, but not required. The candidate should feel comfortable working with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Previous experience or coursework in data analysis, statistics, and quantitative genetics is desired. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Candidate should be able to work independently or with a team. Candidate must be willing to work outside and in the office.

DuPont Pioneer ( ) headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. DuPont Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Texas-Taft


Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Limited Term

Job Type: Internship