Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Native Trait Discovery Co-Op

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Native Trait Discovery Co-op, are to: 

  • Develop and execute a genomics guided discovery and characterization pathway for a specified native trait;
  • Source a variety of trait accompanying data sets and analyze using genomics tools.

Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Current enrollment at an accredited university located in the U.S. pursuing a PhD in a genomics and/or molecular plant-microbe interactions related program;
  • Experience with command-line tools and R;
  • Strong domain knowledge and work experience in data management, plant breeding, genetics, genomics and/or plant pathology;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language;
  • Detailed and results oriented; motivated towards inquiry for practical research
  • Availability to take the Spring 2020 semester off (January-June) to work in a full-time capacity in St. Louis, MO
  • Must be returning to school to continue or complete program of study upon completion of the six-month co-op assignment.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: MO-St. Louis, MO-Chesterfield, MO-Creve Coeur
Functional Area: [sap_fa_35]
Entry Level: 1