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Entomology Field Researchers

2012 summer positions are available.

We have opportunities in the Des Moines area for entomology field research summer workers. The summer workers will screen corn for insect resistance in collaboration with the entomology group at our Johnston research locations.


Positions will last between 8-10 weeks, between June and August. During June, travel to other locations for tissue sampling and inspection of infesting roots may be available. In July/August, travel to other locations for root digging/washing duties may be available.

The start and end dates vary based on the weather and completing assigned projects.


Individuals interested in field entomology positions must meet the following job requirements to obtain summer employment:

  • Willingness to work 40 or more hours per week, including some weekends and travel in other states requiring overnight stays.
  • Ability to follow instructions and complete detail-oriented tasks associated with conducting research experiments is essential.
  • Ability to work with insect larvae and other field insects.
  • Ability to work in teams and dig out heavy corn roots.
  • Ability to work around corn, pollens and dusts for long periods of time.
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.
  • Willingness to work outdoors — rain or shine — in hot, wet and dry conditions.
  • Must be self-motivated and possess a positive attitude.
  • Minimum of high school diploma.
  • Minimum age 18 with valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must follow safety requirements. For example wearing safety glasses, closed toed shoes, gloves, seatbelts and more.

DuPont Pioneer is an Equal Opportunity Employer (English/Spanish) and participates in E-Verify (English/Spanish).



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