Global Development Field Biology Intern

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Nov 22, 2022

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.

 

FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

 

Overview:

The Global Development Field Biology Internship position is a unique and immersive opportunity to engage undergraduate students in hands-on agricultural biology research. As part of the Global Development Biology Agricultural Research Station team, the interns will be collaborating with team members to deliver timely, high-quality field-testing results. Interns will have the opportunity to work with a variety of agricultural chemicals including early discovery, development, and commercial pesticides and biologicals. These agrochemicals will be targeting plant pests and pathogens with solutions including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and nematicides. Interns will support field research, laboratory/greenhouse assays, prepare chemicals for treatment, and perform field maintenance operations that will provide opportunities to train with small plot and large field equipment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Research Station Biologists to support field, greenhouse, and laboratory research
  • Work in the field to support station and research needs performing a variety of labor and research activities
  • Assist in establishing field trials including area planning, planting, maintenance, and scouting to ensure delivery of high-quality trials
  • Safely handle and apply crop protection chemicals including non-registered experimental and EPA registered pesticides and biological organisms
  • Following training and with guidance, operate trial and farm equipment and machinery including research sprayers, tractors, lawn mowers, and others as necessary
  • Provide trial specific support including maintenance, treatment applications, data collection, and harvesting
  • Collaborate with the Research Station Team to prepare timely trial reports which describe observations and results
  • Provide support as needed to the Research Station to ensure the facilities and equipment are in safe working order and all operations meet the standards set forth by the Corporate and Global R&D organization

 

Qualifications

  • Interest in agriculture, plant and pest biology, and crop management
  • Experience in field operations and greenhouse is a plus
  • Working knowledge of agronomic row, fruit, and vegetable crops is of value
  • Experience in scientific (field/laboratory) research is of value
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time and priorities in an independent work environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and collaborative cooperation

 

 

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department


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