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Agricultural Research Intern

Agricultural Research Intern

Field of Work:  Breeding stations
Location: 

Moorhead, MN, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type:  Temporary
Is Full Time?:  No
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  12588

We are looking for an Agricultural Research Intern and in this position, you will support the research activities for sugar beet seed developments. You will assist with the overall management of research plots and develop operational knowledge in the area of seed research. The position is located in Moorhead, MN(USMO).

 

Essential job functions:

• Assist with data collection in field trials, such as stand counts, stand ratings, and disease ratings.
• Supervise temporary work crews.
• Assist in trial management including to but not limited to seeding, cultivating, and harvesting.
• Assist as needed with regulated Yield Trials.
• Work non-standard hours as needed.
• Assist with maintaining the research station grounds and facilities as needed.
• Travel and/or drive on behalf of the business.
• Meet attendance requirements.
• Other duties as needed by the business.

 

Qualifications and Experience:
• Strong computer skills.
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Demonstrated experience working independently.
• Strong problem solving, decision making, and organizational skills.
• Able to work weekends and varying hours.
• Valid Driver’s License and the ability to travel.

 

Preferred qualifications:

• Enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Associate Degree program pursuing Agriculture, Agronomy, Soil Sciences, Horticulture or related field.
• Basic farm and crop science knowledge
• Experience operating farm equipment.
• Experience in agriculture research.

 

Working environment:
Perform outdoor and indoor work in variable conditions including heat, cold, dust wind, and rain. Field and farm with exposure to pollen and handling chemicals. Hours will vary based on the needs of the business and working more than a 40 work week may be required.

 

Physical demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

We look forward to receiving your online application via our application system SuccessFactors! Please use the "Apply" function in the online advertisement.

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About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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