Monsanto Bee Health and Pest Management Intern in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

The bee health and pest management platform within the Ag Productivity Innovation (API) Organization is seeking a highly-motivated individual for an internship to support our insect lab rearing and colony formation efforts.

The successful candidate will experience working in a dynamic environment on two agriculturally-important pests – small hive beetle and canola flea beetle. Flea beetles are among the most economically-important insect pests of canola and oilseed rape. They are a challenge to manage because they are difficult to forecast, and there are currently limited control options.

The small hive beetle (SHB) is a honey bee colony pest, that can be destructive to a bee colony, damaging bee brood and honey frames. SHB is becoming a significant pest of managed honey bees, and current control options are limited. To evaluate new treatment options for both insect pests, there is a need to establish laboratory colonies.

As a Bee Health and Pest Management Intern, you will be involved in establishing colonies and optimizing growth conditions. In addition, you will be involved in harvesting the insects in various stages and setting up laboratory bioassays. At the end of the summer internship, you will present to peers and leaders within the API organization.

Dates for this summer internship are May 14-August 3 of 2018.

Required:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program majoring in Entomology or a related Life Science field

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Must be returning to school upon completion of internship

  • General knowledge of molecular biology/biochemistry/cell biology methods

  • High degree of motivation and organization

  • Ability to work within a dynamic research team

Organization: GLB CT Pest & Pathogen Control51144186_

Title: Bee Health and Pest Management Intern

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

Requisition ID: 01LEL

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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