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Corteva Agriscience Protein Science Intern in Johnston, Iowa


Are you interested in Protein Biochemistry and preparing yourself for a career in the industry? If so, Protein Science Internship in our Seeds Regulatory Science group may be the perfect opportunity for you!

In this collaborative role, you will be a part of Seeds Regulatory Science team within the Regulatory and Stewardship group of Corteva R&D. More specifically, this position supports the goal of assessing the safety of proteins expressed in biotechnology products for submission to Regulatory agencies across the globe. This is accomplished primarily by working with a team of researchers generating data in regulatory science to confirm to regulatory agencies that our products are safe for human and animal consumptions, as well as the environment.

Responsibilities - What You'll Do:

  • Work under Study Directors for regulatory protein safety studies including but not limited to quantification of proteins or metabolites in biotech products

  • Provide protein analytical support through a team of researchers to other functional groups in seeds regulatory science

  • Support team of researchers generating protein expression data in biotech products

  • Assist Q&A with regulatory agencies and support registration teams on protein analysis topics

  • Present data and conclusion to internal audience

  • Co-author scientific papers and peer review submitted papers that support registration of new traits for chemical and plant journals

  • Maintain continuous engagement with established quality management systems, programs, and auditing teams to maintain compliance of protocols and reports


Requirements - What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or related scientific fields

  • Proven lab skills and experience in designing and performing experiments

  • Creative thinking and ability to work both independently and in team environments is critical.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, while meeting critical deadlines.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact professionally by phone, email, and in-person with internal employees.

  • Excellent organizational skills and record keeping ability.

Community - We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.

Our Campus: Our Johnston, Iowa campus is home to 2,500 employees whose mission is simple - to feed the world. While our employees are busy working to solve world hunger and ensure environmental sustainability, we're taking care of them by offering convenience and comfort during the workday with an onsite fitness center, coffee shop and top-notch cafeteria touting a grill, deli, fresh salad bar and a variety of healthy menu options. Need some fresh air during your work day? Take advantage of our beautiful, tree-lined walking trails or relax by the pond. We also offer countless opportunities to connect with your colleagues through community volunteerism, sports teams and parties, and holiday events. Did we mention you'll be working in state-of-the art buildings with the latest technology with colleagues from all over the world? Join us in bringing food into homes around the world, while we make you feel at home while you're at work.

Our Community: Des Moines, Iowa is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest with a nationally ranked high quality of living. It's nicknamed the Silicon Prairie for its place as an up-and-coming hot spot for technology. Living here means Saturdays at the nationally renowned Downtown Farmers' Market, sporting events, a robust downtown night life and access to one of the most artistic medium sized cities. If you enjoy the outdoors, Des Moines offers beautiful nature trails for a casual walking, running or biking adventures.

It means going to a job you love and coming home to a community of friends and family. Communities care about their residents and residents care about their communities, making a difference for everyone who lives here. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities grow, where a work-life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched, and award-winning arts and entertainment are right around the corner.

Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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