Cargill Breeding Research Summer Intern 2018 in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan

Breeding Research Summer Intern 2018

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description

Breeding Research Summer Internship:

You will work with the Breeding team as well as the Research Agronomy team to assist in the evaluation of breeding material, as well as the breeding of specialty canola oil varieties with commercial potential. We are looking for someone who is detail oriented, innovative, has a desire for continuous learning and is able to quickly adapt to a rapidly evolving and highly motivated research/ team environment.

Training:

You will assist in successful research trial management, which includes evaluation of germplasm and breeding. You will work with an interdisciplinary team including other research and Agronomy teams, who manage and maintain research plots, to organize resources effectively and to meet all business objectives.

Internship Programming:

  • Internships are paid and are at least 16 weeks in duration.

  • Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.

  • Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year.

Job Locations:

  • Aberdeen, SK

Qualifications

Required:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in an Agriculture-related field, graduating between December 2018 and May 2020.

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

  • A valid Canadian driver's license and clean driving record

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Strong interest in plant improvement and/or plant breeding

  • Able to complete a 16-week internship in the summer (May - August 2018)

  • Strong problem solving, analytical, decision-making, and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated attention to detail skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and self-motivated

  • Willing to travel if needed within Western Canada

  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations

Preferred:

  • Experience in agriculture

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher

Job Research and Development

Primary Location Canada-Saskatchewan-Aberdeen

Req ID: CAN00556