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Corteva Agriscience Bioinformatic Software Systems Engineering Intern - 3 Month (Johnston, IA) in Johnston, Iowa


The Computational Genomics and Bioinformatic Systems group is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented student to develop and deploy bioinformatic solutions for production use by research scientists. In this role, you will be developing new application systems by using industry standard and open source tools to solve biological research problems. The Research Intern program is a great way to build experience in the software development lifecycle and to work next to highly-skilled professionals in an exciting environment.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume to ensure progress for generations to come. The Data Science Informatics (DSI) group is tasked with developing software solutions for the greater research organization within Corteva. Further, the Computational Genomics and Bioinformatic Systems (CGBS) group within DSI is focused on genomic data processing, storage, and retrieval. As part of this team you will be making scientific advancements that will contribute to food security for all humanity. Today, more than ever, we are looking for talented people who can help us in this noble pursuit.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work with professional staff in creating various aspects of production software, including:

  • Develop software to process, store, retrieve and visualize genomics data

  • Deploy and configure open source tools and platforms

  • Create infrastructure in the AWS cloud to serve your solution

  • Build continuous integration pipelines to automate change deployment


Education and experience: College Junior standing or above, majoring in computer science, engineering, or a related field. Interest or understanding of genetics, molecular/computational biology, plant biology and research a plus. To be considered, you should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Competencies: Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Ability to learn and understand unfamiliar concepts and tools.

Additionally, you should be familiar with a few of these, and we will help you with the rest: Java, Python, C#/.NET, Web UI (HTML/CSS/JavaScript/TypeScript/AngularJS), REST, Amazon Web Services (EC2/S3/Lambda/IAM/VPC/CloudFormation), Docker, Linux and Windows administration. Finally, familiarity with continuous delivery tools and techniques, software project management tools and techniques, or contribution to open-source projects is a plus.

Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here