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Genomic Data Scientist-UIUC Innovation Center

Urbana , Illinois

Req ID 01LVE

At Monsanto you will enjoy a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. By incorporating cutting-edge technology and your experience, you will push the limits of agricultural technology and help change the world. Are you ready to begin?

  • Full-Time
  • Level: All

Success Profile

What does it take to be successful at Monsanto? Check out the traits below to see if you have the right combination of talents.

  • Curiosity
  • Embraces Inclusion & Diversity
  • Agility
  • Self-Motivated
  • Entrepreneurial Aptitude
  • Driven & Organized
  • Working in a Matrix

Who We Are

We at Monsanto are more than 20,000 employees dedicated to contributing to a smarter way to feed the world. You can find us at 404 facilities across 67 countries. We’re a diverse group of thinkers with one common goal: helping to make a balanced meal accessible. Together, we foster a culture of inclusion and innovation and we are working for sustainable agriculture.

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  • Compensation:

    Monsanto offers competitive pay and benefits, as well as other exciting rewards.

  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision):

    Monsanto offers a Health and Insurance Benefits Program that allows you to tailor your own benefits package.

  • Paid time off:

    We believe we can all be more effective individuals if there's a proper balance among the various demands of work, family and life.

  • Paid training:

    Internal and external seminars and conferences are available to increase your technical, professional and managerial skills.

  • Savings Plan:

    We provide you an opportunity to save up to 25% of your eligible pay in a personal savings program to which Monsanto also contributes.

  • Variety and Collaboration:

    Opportunities to participate in varied types of projects and get new experiences from partnerships with many organizations within Monsanto.


Monsanto Innovation Center - Let’s Reimagine Together

At the Monsanto Innovation Center, we use digital tools and data to drive agricultural innovations which increase efficiency and reduce the amount of water, land, and energy necessary to meet the world’s food, fuel, and fiber needs.

Monsanto is a global modern agriculture company. We develop products and tools to help farmers around the world grow crops while using energy, water, and land more efficiently. We believe innovation has the potential to bring humanity’s needs in balance with the resources of our planet. Monsanto is a Fortune 500 company with over 20,000 employees in 69 countries around the globe.

Employees will help accelerate Monsanto’s growth in emerging technologies and capabilities including engineering, data science, advanced analytics, operations research, phenomics, genomics, plant science and precision breeding technologies. At Monsanto, we believe connecting new talent, ideas and innovations accelerates the discovery needed to feed and sustain our world. Be part of the future wave of scientists who will reshape how data science is applied to modern agriculture.

Do you have a passion to:

  • Work as part of a multi-function team?
  • Discover new ways to explore genomic data and associate to phenotype and environmental datasets?
  • Generate new insights from massive datasets that lead to cutting edge applications in agriculture?
  • Define, categorize, and analyze hundreds of genomes to extract key regions of breeding value to re-define modern plant breeding?

Would you like the opportunity to:

  • Associate genomic information to phenomic information to drive decision making in modern agriculture research?
  • Make breakthrough discoveries with the insights and data manipulations from world class databases of genomic information?
  • Interact with some of the best Monsanto scientists across a range of disciplines to help guide and challenge you in your project?
  • Challenge thinking norms?
  • Engage in a flexible, fun, fast-paced and inclusive culture?

Minimum Qualifications:


Must be registered as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Must be able to commute to the work location daily
Cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0, or equivalent
Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Available up to 20 hours/week during the academic year
Available up to 40 hours/week during the summer semester

This role is for the summer of 2018 (May--August), with potential to be extended for fall semester.


Successful candidates will need to have previous research experience and possess skills in at least two of following areas: quantitative genetics, genomics, statistics, bioinformatics, programming or programming languages (R, Python, Perl), breeding, analytics, or computer engineering.

Doing Great Things

  • Putting Military Skills to work

    Putting Military Skills to work:

    At Monsanto, we value the leadership, tenacity, adaptability, teamwork, and performance orientation skills and attributes that veterans and service members bring to the table.

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  • Inclusion & Diversity

    Inclusion & Diversity

    Creating an inclusive environment where employees of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and orientations feel welcome and able to contribute is core to creating a Great Place to Work.

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  • Making a difference

    Making a difference:

    Giving is a natural part of what we do at Monsanto. As a company, we are committed to making lives better.

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