DuPont Remote Sensing Data Science Intern (Johnston, IA) in Johnston, Iowa

Remote Sensing Data Science Intern (Johnston, IA) (Job Number: 190673W-01)


Job Description

DuPont Pioneer is a leader in plant biotechnology, delivering advanced plant genetics to farmers. We are developing solutions to integrate, present, and analyze data to (a) support the characterization and development of commercial traits for various crops in Pioneer markets & (b) most importantly, help farmers get the best outcome for every acre planted. DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Data Science Intern to participate in research activities in the Data Science and Informatics group.

Duties andResponsibilities

The Intern in this program will learn applications of remote sensing and data science in agriculture. Activities will include participating in remote sensing data processing data fusion and analysis using statistical and machine learning approaches for downstream agricultural applications. The selected intern will be involved in remote sensing data downloading, atmospheric/geometric correction and registering datasets from multiple sensors to commonly used coordinate systems. In addition, the intern will assist with processing and analyzing data and develop a strong understanding of the processes, algorithms and interpretations involved in a remote sensing data fusion/ data science study. Lastly, the intern will be expected to work on a small project and present results at the end of the internship.

The Data Science intern position will be located at Johnston, Iowa.

The duration of the internship is May – August 2018.


Job Qualifications

Graduate student enrolled in a Masters/ PhD program or PhD candidate in physical sciences, e.g. Earth/Environmental Sciences, Geography, Physics, Computer Sciences or Engineering.


· Experiences with satellite remote sensing and image processing.

· Background in Agronomy is a plus.

· Statistical computing in R, Python/MATLAB and familiarity with UNIX/Linux.

· Strong quantitative and statistical skills with hands on experience in implementing computational statistics.

· Excellent communication skills and motivated team player.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Limited Term

Job Type: Entry Level

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