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September 2022

  • Laboratory Support - Part Time- Kemin Industries, Inc.

    Deadline:

    Join the Kemin team as a Laboratory Support technician!  In this flexible, part-time entry level position, you'll enjoy the opportunity to get hands on experience within a functional lab.   The primary function of this position is to provide daily support to the Kemin Research and Development Department through a variety of laboratory activities. This includes cleaning of glassware, performing equipment calibration checks, and regular equipment maintenance. Work in the lab will be done under direct supervision.  This is a part-time position.  Schedule M-F, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (with some flexibility)  Schedule end time may vary based on work load.

  • Immediate opening for a student intern. Student interns at BI will have flexible hours during the week, depending on their class load. (We do prefer a 10 hour per week commitment) Here in the Lab they will be able to make professional connections with Scientists in Animal Health (Virology, bacterial, Microbiology, PCR, and many more.)  You will assist with the day to day functions of the lab, stocking lab stations, removing trash, operation of autoclaves, and helping with stocking the scientist supply storeroom. This is a paid internship and will be facilitated through PRO Unlimited Staffing.

    Interested students should contact Eric LaPoint eric.lapoint@boehringer-ingelheim.com

  • Undergraduate research assistant- Iowa State University Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

    Gleason lab (Plant Pathology & Micro Department, ISU) is seeking 3 proactive students for summer fieldwork, starting May 2nd.

    Work will be M-F, 40 hours/week.

    Most of the work will be at the ISU Horticulture Farm (Gilbert, IA).

    The position involves 8 hours/day of outdoor work in groups. Main tasks involve, but are not limited to:

    -Setting up mesotunnel row covers and planting of 2 acres of organic muskmelon and acorn squash.

    -Lifting and pulling up heavy materials.

    -Research data taking and transcribing.

    -Insect pests and disease monitoring.

    -Harvest, weighing, and classification of fruit (acorn squash, muskmelon, apples).

August 2022

  • Magazine Writing Intern- Iowa Department of Natural Resources

    Deadline:

    Paid internship to work at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on Iowa Outdoors Magazine. Seeking writers for short stories, features and department assignments. Focus on conservation, outdoor recreation, wildlife and natural area management and outdoor travel. Duties include writing, taking photos as needed and interviewing sources. $15/hr.  

  • Agronomy and Farm Management Summer Intern- Gannon Real Estate & Consulting

    Deadline:

    Gannon RE & Consulting is a full service farm real estate company that does farm management, farm real estate and appraisals. We are looking for assistance primarily in the farm management area with an emphasis on agronomic data and coordination as we streamline our farm management records and procedure. Other duties may involve some real estate sales and appraisal assistance also.

    The ideal candidate would have a strong agronomy emphasis in soils, soil tests, GIS, data coordination working excel and other platforms with a knowledge of Iowa.

    The position could extend longer and part-time throughout the year for the right candidate.

April 2022

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician/Intern- City of Dubuque

    Deadline:

    Assist GIS Coordinator/Analyst in building, maintaining, modifying and using geographic information systems (GIS) databases; performing some custom application development and providing user support; creating and editing desktop GIS data; transcribing information from hard copy documentation into GIS, creating maps for other departments; and collecting field data using ArcGIS Online and iPads.

  • Field Research Assistant - Sorghum Breeding- Iowa State University Department of Agronomy

    Deadline:

    Data collection and field assistance for research projects related to sorghum breeding and genetics. The position involves both indoor and outdoor activities, taking measurements, recording data, controlling weeds, and making many pollinations all while following specific guidelines. The applicant will work as part of a team. This year will include a project where we will collect data 2 days per week to track biomass and height data throughout the year on a set of diverse lines. Opportunities for hours in the spring and fall are also available. Average week is 30-40 hours. Questions about sorghum, plant breeding, and genetics are encouraged.

  • Junior Vet Camp Counselor- Oxbow Animal Health

    Deadline:

    Oxbow Animal Health is a growing manufacturer and global distributor of premium nutritional foods and supplements for small animals.  The Staff Counselor is responsible for presenting animal-related camp activities to groups of children ages 8-11. This is a seasonal position, lasting through the summer.

  • Summer Assistant- ISU Extension and Outreach - Boone County

    Deadline:

    Boone County Extension is seeking a summer assistant (June 1st-August 5) who enjoys helping people. Position works with staff to assist in implementing summer programming related to youth/4-H, families, agriculture and natural resources, and community economic development. 4-H background is preferred but not required. Must possess strong working knowledge of basic computer applications. Position is hourly, 32 hours/week.

July 2022

  • Internship - Winter Wheat Breeding- KWS Seeds, Inc./Betaseed, Inc

    Deadline:

    Are you looking for a summer position where you can work outside? 

    Do you want to work with one of the biggest seed production companies in the world? Come join us starting June 2022 and get the chance to develop an operations knowledge in the area of wheat breeding. You will have the opportunity to work outside with a team of experienced wheat breeding experts during wheat harvest.

    WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

    Work in wheat fields to hand harvest research material.

    Assist combine harvest of yield plots.

    Operate various types of research equipment, which may include thresher, clearness and seed counters.

    Organize seed stocks in the warehouse to prepare them for sowing.

    Asist research planning operations in the field.

  • Research Station Intern- KWS Seeds, Inc./Betaseed, Inc.

    Deadline:

    We are looking for Research Intern and in this position, you will support the research activities for seed development.  You will assist with the overall management of the research plots, greenhouse activities, and develop operational knowledge in the area of seed research. The position is located in Shakopee, MN.

    Essential job functions:

    ·         Prepare soil trays, mix soils, plant, transplant, label, organize, clean, and water greenhouse plants.

    ·         Collect plant tissue samples for DNA marker tests.

    ·         Thresh, process, clean, weigh, package and set up seed in the Seed Room.

    ·         Perform regulated GMO seed activities including but not limited to planting, assembling structures, maintaining plots, pollinating, selfing, rogueing and data collection, harvesting, processing.

  • Summer Field Assistant - Summer 2022- Iowa State University Doubled Haploid Facility

    Deadline:

    From mid-May through mid-August.  Based on performance and workload, a few positions might be extended into Fall semester

    Job Description:

    We are a research facility – not a commercial plant breeder. Our nursery is quite variable as it consists of many smaller individual experiments.

    We have our first peak of work in the second half of May, when we plant out ca. 60,000 corn seedlings with a transplanter and set up our irrigation system. June involves a lot of weeding, note taking, leaf sampling for DNA analysis, etc. …

    During July it’s pollination time! We work every day, including weekends – isolating ears, bagging tassels, self- and cross-pollinating corn plants in the nursery, detasseling, and taking notes in yield trials. Most of the work is normally completed by the second week of August.

  • Summer Field Assistant - July/August 2022- Iowa State University Doubled Haploid Facility

    Deadline:

    We are a research facility – not a commercial plant breeder. Our nursery is quite variable as it consists of many smaller individual experiments.

    During July it’s pollination time! We work every day, including weekends – isolating ears, bagging tassels, self- and cross-pollinating corn plants in the nursery, detasseling, and taking notes in yield trials. Most of the work is normally completed by the second week of August.

May 2022

  • CNA- Bethany Life

    Deadline:

    Are you looking to start your career path into the medical field? If so, Bethany Life is the perfect place to start. We help all our employees achieve their career goals with paid training, certification, and scholarships.

    At Bethany Life we believe our direct care staff are the heart and soul of what we do and truly value the importance of their job. Our CNAs are led and supported by a great group of experienced LPNs and RNs who truly value the contributions of our CNAs and work hard to support them as part of the Bethany Life Clinical Team.

  • Public Health Internship - Environmental Health- Siouxland District Health Dept.

    Deadline:

    Siouxland District Health Department has an opportunity for a 2022 summer intern working in the Environmental Health Division. This is a paid, part-time, temporary position located in Sioux City, Iowa. The primary responsibilities of the position will be collecting private well and public water supply samples, mosquito trapping for surveillance, and additional duties as needed. There will also be the opportunity to job shadow permanent employees in environmental health working in programs such as food safety and inspection, disease investigation and surveillance, swimming pool inspection, lead poisoning prevention and inspection, and well and septic system site inspection. This position reports to the Director of Environmental Health.

  • Medically Oriented Gym Intern-Story County Medical Center

    Deadline:

    This internship is a paid internship for Summer 2022, offering students direct clinical experience in the field of study.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Supervising the Medically Oriented Gym (MOG).

    Orientation of exercise equipment.

    Monitoring vitals during exercise.

    Fitness testing.

    Writing exercise prescriptions for patients.

    Teaching fitness classes.

    Employee Wellness Programming.

June 2022

  • Field Science Intern- Hi Fidelity Genetics

    Deadline:

    Hi Fidelity Genetics seeks Field Science Interns for the summer of 2022 to help run root phenotyping experiments. Applicants must have a love for field work and interest in technology. The person in this role will work across the range of crop science, soil science, and ag-engineering. Field activities include experimental design and implementation, field data collection, data management, and scientific research.

    Experiments will take place in multiple locations across Iowa including Iowa State University field sites. There may be additional travel opportunities to trials in other states. Mileage for travel will be reimbursed by HFG. This position will be jointly supervised by HFG and collaborator staff.

  • Veterinary Student Summer Intern- Crosslake Veterinary Hospital

    Deadline:

    Crosslake Veterinary Hospital is a three doctor companion animal hospital focusing on evidence-based medicine and detailed patient care. We feel a thorough physical exam at each visit is essential to being an advocate for patient health, and offer tailored support and education to our clients to assist them in making the best decision for their pet. Our practice offers wellness services, preventive health, internal medicine and surgical services, diagnostic testing, dentistry, and urgent care services.

  • Molecular Biology Intern- Genvax Technologies, Inc

    Deadline:

    Genvax Technologies is a startup animal health company located in Ames, Iowa. We have a dynamic team of experienced scientists and entrepreneurs poised to develop next generation mRNA + nanoparticle vaccines. This isn’t the first go-around for co-founders Joel Harris and Dr. Hank Harris, who successfully created, grew and sold Harrisvaccines to Merck Animal Health in 2015. We are looking for those who aren’t afraid to wear many hats at Genvax and will accept challenges to grow professionally along the way. If you are looking for progressive technology coupled with modern culture and aren’t afraid of a challenge, this may be the place for you.

March 2022

  • GIS Intern- City of Johnston

    Deadline:

    Under the supervision of the Community Development Director and GIS Coordinator.

    Perform GIS related tasks not limited to: Creating derived products from LiDAR data, heads up digitizing of impervious surfaces, updating of GIS data and databases, quality control and quality assurance of GIS data and attributes; preparing maps and spreadsheet documents and other reports, and performing other duties as assigned.