Monsanto Seed Processing Optimization Co-op in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

The Global Breeding Nursery Optimization Team is seeking a motivated Seed Processing Optimization Co-op. This position will be located in Chesterfield, Missouri reporting to our Yield Trial Optimization Lead.

Seed Production encompasses many nursery activities including planning, processing and field operations that intend to produce new seed for research purposes.

This role requires a six (6) month commitment. Please apply only if you are certain of your willingness and ability to commit to the full duration of the assignment for Fall (June-Dec) of 2019.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interact with many stakeholders within the company including breeding, field operations, logistics, analytics, and IT.

  • Complete a project which will require learning our breeding processes; develop ideas, implement improvements and communicate results of the project.

  • Project opportunities will focus on process streamlining to gain efficiencies in cost, quality and time by applying analytical models and principles.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Current enrollment in a MS or PhD program in an analytical discipline – Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science or a related field

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of operations research and/or mathematical optimization concepts to generate insights from data

  • Demonstrated computational skills and experience with R, Python, MATLAB, Java, C++ or other programming packages

  • Detail and results-orientation with the ability to work independently

  • Business aptitude, the ability to rapidly learn new problem domains and become conversant in the domain with subject matter experts

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and proven problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear, precise and actionable manner

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Knowledge of genetics, plant breeding, agriculture and/or biotechnology

  • Experience with solving analytical problems involving big data sets (>100,000 data points)

  • Experience with simulation software (Arena, AnyLogic, Simul8 etc.)

  • Experience with data visualization software (Spotfire, Tableau, JMP, Microsoft BI, etc.)

  • Creativity in defining challenging exploratory projects and developing solutions

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: GLB Breeding - TPD Mgmt51180393_

Title: Seed Processing Optimization Co-op

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

Requisition ID: 01RWJ

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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