Monsanto Microbial Genomics Intern in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

We are seeking a motivated Microbial Genomics Intern. The position will be located in Chesterfield, Missouri, reporting to our Microbial Genomics Lead.

Bayer’s Microbial Traits program is focused on isolating, characterizing, testing, and developing new strains of plant-associated and plant growth promoting bacteria. Building an understanding of the genetics and biology of these strains is critical to developing new microbial products for agricultural use. This internship will focus on developing and deploying analysis methods for exploring the pangenome of key plant-associated bacterial species at a massive scale, and using insights from these analyses to guide experimental strategy. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and apply genomic, bioinformatic, and data visualization techniques in an industry environment at enterprise scale.

Dates for this internship are May 13- August 2 of 2019.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Pursuing a graduate degree in Bioinformatics, Microbial Genetics or Genomics, Computer Science, or a related field

  • Proficient in one or more scripting languages such as R or Python

  • Experience with analysis of microbial genomes

  • Must be returning to continue or complete program of study following summer internship

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Microbial Genetics or Genomics, Computer Science, or a related field (i.e. Microbial Ecology)

  • Knowledge of the genetic bases of plant-microbe interactions

  • Experience analyzing microbial pangenomes

  • Experience working with web-based visualization platforms such as D3.js or RShiny

  • Experience with SQL or other relational database queries

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting

Organization: US Biotech-API- Data Science and Analyti51192425_

Title: Microbial Genomics Intern

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01RXN

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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