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Summer Research Intern (Squash Breeding)


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General information

Organisation

The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide.  

Reference

2021-5889  

Location

Company

HM CLAUSE

Position description

Function

RESEARCH & INNOVATION - BREEDING

Employment Type

Internship

Contract duration

1700

Main Goal

HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer's market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.

Job description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Summer Internship will be available approximately between May and August 2021.

This Internship is designed to provide an individual with the opportunity to gain greater understanding of vegetable research and breeding operations. The intern will work with research and breeding programs to learn techniques and decision-making criteria as it relates to vegetable hybrid/cultivar development. The objective of the internship is to Collect phenotypic data on squash plants to identify genetic regions of potyvirus resistance

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES; but not limited to:
-Sow seed for project
-Sample leaf tissue for DNA extraction and molecular marker analysis
- Inoculate seedlings with appropriate potyvirus
- Transplant seedlings into field
- Collect phehotypic data on mature plants and fruit
- Work with molecular team to submit data
- Able to regularly lift 25 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.

Profile

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
• Currently enrolled in a 4 year degree program, Biology and Plant Science preferred
• Basic understanding of local crop production practices.
. Willingness to work in various environments

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA

Location

1677 Muller Road, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of experience required

N/A