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Job: Agricultural Biotechnology Internship - SePRO Corporation, -, Whitakers, NC


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General Information

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Job title: Agricultural Biotechnology Internship - SePRO Corporation
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Job location: Whitakers, NC  27891 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/07/2018
Compensation: $6000
Job category:Agricultural Biotechnology
Employment type:Intern
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Job Description


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SePRO Corporation is dedicated to discovering and developing sustainable solutions for specialty markets. Founded in 1994, our mission is to provide plant protection and plant management products and services that fit specialized market needs. We acquire, develop, manufacture, and market value-added products and services that satisfy the unique needs of our customers.

Proposed activities to be undertaken by the intern:
  • Experience working with research, manufacturing, and sales personnel during new product development in the agriculture, aquatics, turfgrass, and ornamental industries
  • Develop an understanding of the scientific method and how it is used in laboratory, mesocosm, and field research
    a. Assist with experimental design, treatment application, and data collection on numerous research initiatives
    b. Daily onsite monitoring of treatment efficacy and sample collection
  • Field experience with commercial agriculture and turfgrass planting, fertilization, irrigation, and pesticide application
  • Laboratory experience evaluating compatibility and stability of new pesticide formulations, analyzing response parameters, and confirming exposure concentrations
  • Involvement in the organization of day-to-day operations at a 400-acre research facility
  • Summarization and communication of research results


This internship requires a commitment of 40 hours per week over 13 weeks, and is available starting in May.

This internship is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center through the Industrial Internship Program.
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Job Requirements


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Majoring in a discipline related to Biology, Ecology, Horticultural Science, Weed Science, Turfgrass Management, or Agronomy. The applicant should have good computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience operating farm equipment is preferred. Personal characteristics of initiative, drive, organization, and attention to detail are important.
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