Intern, Turfgrass Science in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/15/2021

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We’re looking for a Research Biology Intern (Turfgrass Science) in Marysville, OH!

Our internship program is designed to cultivate the professional growth of students through a dynamic work environment. Over the course of 12 weeks you will work on meaningful projects and have opportunities to learn from industry leaders. We are committed to your development but will also rely on you to bring new knowledge, new ideas and innovation into our organization!

Position Summary:

The Scotts lawns product development team is looking for a self-motivated student interested in broadening their knowledge of turfgrass research. The intern will assist in the execution of field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments in support of new product development. Experiments will focus on turfgrass biology and fertility, water use efficiency, weed ecology, and herbicide/fertilizer interactions as related to management of weeds in residential turfgrass. The candidate should have some turfgrass experience and be enrolled in a university program studying Turf Science, Horticulture, Agronomy, or a related biological science.  The Research Biology Intern’s primary responsibilities will include: assisting with preparing and maintaining field and greenhouse trial areas, preparing and applying experimental treatments, and collecting and entering experimental data.

In this role you will:

  • Assist with set up and execution of turfgrass fertility, herbicide efficacy, and water use efficiency experiments under the direction of a Research Specialist.

  • Record experimental results and enter data as directed.

  • Maintain field trial areas and associated machinery.

  • Site maintenance as required.

  • Comply with company environment, health and safety policy and ISO procedures.

  • Assist with various administrative support duties.

The perfect person will:

  • Enrolled in a University or has recently graduated in a relevant biological science. This position provides a great experience for one pursuing a graduate degree in a Turfgrass related science.

  • Ability to operate motorized lawn and garden equipment (mowers, utility carts, etc.)

  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and basic math skills.

  • Personal drive and ability to work unsupervised.

  • Ability to follow work instructions and written experimental protocols.

  • Good communication skills and ability to function as part of a team.

  • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and email.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.