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Genomic Data Scientist-UIUC Innovation Center

Monsanto Innovation Center - Let’s Reimagine Together

At the Monsanto Innovation Center, we use digital tools and data to drive agricultural innovations which increase efficiency and reduce the amount of water, land, and energy necessary to meet the world’s food, fuel, and fiber needs.

Monsanto is a global modern agriculture company. We develop products and tools to help farmers around the world grow crops while using energy, water, and land more efficiently. We believe innovation has the potential to bring humanity’s needs in balance with the resources of our planet. Monsanto is a Fortune 500 company with over 20,000 employees in 69 countries around the globe.

Employees will help accelerate Monsanto’s growth in emerging technologies and capabilities including engineering, data science, advanced analytics, operations research, phenomics, genomics, plant science and precision breeding technologies. At Monsanto, we believe connecting new talent, ideas and innovations accelerates the discovery needed to feed and sustain our world. Be part of the future wave of scientists who will reshape how data science is applied to modern agriculture.

Do you have a passion to:

  • Work as part of a multi-function team?
  • Discover new ways to explore genomic data and associate to phenotype and environmental datasets?
  • Generate new insights from massive datasets that lead to cutting edge applications in agriculture?
  • Define, categorize, and analyze hundreds of genomes to extract key regions of breeding value to re-define modern plant breeding?

Would you like the opportunity to:

  • Associate genomic information to phenomic information to drive decision making in modern agriculture research?
  • Make breakthrough discoveries with the insights and data manipulations from world class databases of genomic information?
  • Interact with some of the best Monsanto scientists across a range of disciplines to help guide and challenge you in your project?
  • Challenge thinking norms?
  • Engage in a flexible, fun, fast-paced and inclusive culture?

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be registered as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Must be able to commute to the work location daily
Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Available up to 20 hours/week during the academic year
Available up to 40 hours/week during the summer semester

This role is for the summer of 2018 (May--August), with potential to be extended for fall semester.

Successful candidates will need to have previous research experience and possess skills in at least two of following areas: quantitative genetics, genomics, statistics, bioinformatics, programming or programming languages (R, Python, Perl), breeding, analytics, or computer engineering.