Bioinformatics Intern

    Bioinformatics Intern

    Website Corteva Agriscience

    Research & Development – Des Moines, Iowa, United States

    Req ID: 223943W-01

    Date Posted: Sept. 13, 2022

    Number of positions: 02

    EMPLOYEE STATUS: Limited Term
    SCHEDULE: FullTime
    JOB TYPE: Internship
    EDUCATION: High School Diploma/GED


    Corteva Agriscience is seeking two highly capable and motivated 3 month interns to develop and deploy computational biology solutions by leveraging their knowledge of best practices to solve meaningful challenges in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biology using high performance computing.  As part of our R&D data science group, you’ll be applying your talent to develop and enhance our core data and analytical capabilities for large-scale agricultural pan-genome and multi-omic research datasets.  You will be developing comparative and graph-based genomics methods to characterize and quantify genic and genomic variation for use in gene editing and other applications.

    Bioinformatics interns will collaborate closely with a diverse and global team of experienced and talented professionals to drive innovation in a dynamic and exciting research environment.  The Research Intern program is a great way to gain real-world exposure and build experience by applying your skills to state-of-the-art bioinformatics projects under the guidance of a mentor.  As a part of this team, you will be directly contributing to scientific advancements that will help enable more sustainable and secure access to food for all of humanity.

    Responsibilities – What You’ll Do: 

    • Identify and generate datasets for scientific testing and evaluation of algorithms
    • Plan, develop and deploy quality bioinformatics and analytical methods for genome sequence data
    • Regularly communicate results, interpretation, and conclusions of analytical projects including the confidence of predictions and suggest future directions to expand upon the work
    • Quantitatively evaluate and analyze complex scientific problems and work efficiently with large volumes of data.
    • Develop new ways to access, visualize, and interpret data


    Qualifications – What You’ll Bring: 

    • A graduate or advanced undergraduate student in good standing with a demonstrated focus on bioinformatics, computer science, data science, genetics, machine learning, molecular biology, statistics or a related field
    • Proficiency with Python.  Additional technologies, languages, and web development is a plus.
    • Experience with Linux-based cloud computing environments. Experience with containerization is a plus.
    • Knowledge of genetics and genomics data analysis is a plus

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

    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.

    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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