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Trait & Pipeline Delivery Co-Op

The primary responsibilities of this role, Trait and Pipeline Delivery Co-Op, are to: 
Whitestown, IN and Williamsburg, IA:
  •  Develop solutions that accelerate the organizations ability to execute highly complex protocols by unlocking the connections with the workforce;
  • Work independently or with members of your team on project specific activities in a fast paced environment;
  • Assist your team in executing their seasonal work priorities;
  • Attend personal development opportunities on or off-site;
  • Be involved in Community Engagement projects and team building events;
  • Be responsible for the Operation of field and lab research equipment, including Bayer proprietary technology;
  • Handle data collection, entry and analysis;
  • Drive innovative use of social and collaboration tools to increase engagement and adoption
Puerto Rico Location Specific:
  • Review the site’s current tissue and soil analysis program, improve sampling methods, and use of data to improve fertilization programs;
  • Create a prescriptive fertilization plan for soy based on maturity group and for cotton based on crop stage;
  • Establish a simple lab in the site to help us identifying nutritional issues fast;
  • Evaluate the soil and tissue nutrient tests (soybean, cotton and corn) equipment and materials needs;
  • Create work instructions for each process and validate the process and proper calibration;
  • Enable short term actions to avoid crop failure until lab results arrive. 
Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:
Required Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Biological Sciences, Plant Sciences, Biological Systems Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Science/Studies or another relevant technical field;
  • Have attained minimum of Junior standing in undergraduate program;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to interact with team members at various levels in a professional manner;
  • Demonstration of problem-solving, planning and time management skills;
  • Capability to learn quickly and a willingness to ask questions;
  • Willing to work "hands on" with plants, technology, and machinery;
  • Proficiency in the creation of technical documentation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Plant Sciences, Biological Systems Engineering, Optical Sciences, or Data Science;
  • Experience or familiarity with scientific methods;
  • Experience with field and lab research;
  • Experience with automated greenhouse systems, sensors, imaging technologies, data science, automation, greenhouses, controlled environments, life support systems, precision agriculture, and/or plant sciences;
  • Proficiency in usage of IT and analytics tools and their application in field and greenhouse research;
  • Self-starter, analytical and goal oriented.