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Job: Agricultural Biotechnology Internship - SePRO Corporation, -, Whitakers, NC
Agricultural Biotechnology Internship - SePRO Corporation
Whitakers, NC 27891 United States
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
, and is available starting in
This internship is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center through the
Industrial Internship Program
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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