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Intern Agronomy Plant Sciences-Boise ID

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J. R. Simplot Company

Boise, ID

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The J.R. SimplotCompany’s Plant Sciences division provides an exciting opportunity to changethe nature of potato breeding and enhance sustainable food production usingtools of biotechnology. As a small groupwithin a large Agribusiness company we seek fun, innovative, and hard-workingindividuals to help bring new products to market. We are currently looking for a full-time,seasonal Biotech Compliance Intern tojoin our Boise, Idaho Team. Thisindividual will support the company’s Innate™ Technology stewardship andcompliance efforts by working closely with internal groups and our nationalnetwork of licensed commercial producers. OVERVIEW:The Intern will assist the Biotech RegulatoryCompliance Team in the collection and management of high quality regulatorycompliance and stewardship data. In thisrole, they will assist with data collection needed to fulfill USDABiotechnology Quality Management System (BQMS) and EPA requirements forregulated field trials. This individualwill also assist in implementing systems for Stewardship including IdentityPreservation during commercial production of Innate™ Technology potatoes. The Intern will be responsible for managingteam efforts for compliance documentation related to transport, storage,planting, harvest and post-harvest management of biotech potato crops. Cross-functional team collaboration,leadership, concise written and oral communication, organization and attentionto detail are required. This roleincludes an opportunity for independent study and presentation of results. Thisposition is a full-time 6 month internship, starting in May 2018 and ending inNovember 2018. RESPONSIBILITIES: Job functions include but are not limited to:· Assist potato growersand SPS research staff with documentation and monitoring required to fulfillUSDA Biotechnology Quality Management System (BQMS) requirements· Assist with planting,harvest, crop sampling and field observations· Data collection andentry · Special projects asassigned· Ensure identitypreservation of potato crops and seed· Assure compliance withall post-trial regulatory or stewardship procedures including reporting,volunteer monitoring, and proper disposal of plant material REQUIREMENTS: · Bachelor’s degree(in-progress or completed) in: Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology,Molecular Biology, Engineering, Food Science, or other relevant majors · Preference for experiencein crop production, farming, horticulture or similar· Knowledge of potatocultivation, food processing, food safety, plant biology, laboratory sciencesor biotechnology is also preferred. · Excellent verbal, writtencommunications and interpersonal skills are essential· The individual must beavailable to travel domestically approximately 50-75%.· Valid driver’s license Application Instructions External Candidates: · Visit\/careers · Select Job Search· Select CurrentOpportunities· Select All OpenPositions· Apply to Job ID #5028Please prepare a cover letter outlining yourinterest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our onlineapplication process described above. For best results, please upload yourresume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. Whena position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longerappear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technicaldifficulties when applying through our online system, please contact ourEmployment Center for assistance at

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