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John Deere Master Thesis: Production-system based farming - Nutrient efficiency management in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Welcome to John Deere, the leading manufacturer of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions. With around 73,500 employees worldwide, we generate total sales of $39 billion. Join us and be key in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure.

For spring/summer 2021, we are offering a combination of Internship and Master Thesis for the following topic:

Production-system based farming - Nutrient efficiency management

Being committed to those linked to the land, John Deereā€™s European Technology Innovation Center (ETIC) is focusing on economic and ecologic sustainable innovations in the Ag space.

Problem Statement: Nutrient efficiency is a key topic of farmers and public discussion. Improved efficiency requires more precise application, better in season documentation and precise site-specific harvest reporting. This will show opportunities to increase nutrient efficiencies. Going forward, sensing and automation are vital to turn data into job execution and crop outputs.

Our Offer: Join Deere for the internship and be integrated in the Deere production system team. Aspire to improve solutions for European Wheat & Oilseed Rape. The project focus will be on in-field validation of innovative solutions. You will be part of the team setting up test protocols, plan & execute test trials, document & communicate solution agronomic value and described needed product improvements. And enjoy customers and leadership interaction.

The position is targeted for an internship with a Master thesis connected (3+6 months). This opportunity is available as for Spring/Summer 2021. The working location will be Kaiserslautern (Germany) in the John Deere Innovation Center.

Your profile should include:

  • Student (m/f/d) in Agriculture, Crop Science, or similar fields of study

  • Knowledge in agronomy and crop management

  • Good knowledge of grain nutrition and yield drivers

  • Knowledge in statistics

  • Basic knowledge of QGIS

  • Communicative Competence

  • Good understanding of Farming Processes

  • Well versed in MS Office

  • Good English language skills are required, other additional languages improve your profile

  • Driving Licenses B + T

John Deere offers students:

  • an international environment

  • 35 hours per week

  • student intern connection

  • interesting real projects with great learning opportunities

Do you want to discover diverse facets of a globally successful producer of agricultural machinery and to get to know its organization and processes?

We look forward to your online-application with complete documents attached:

  • examination and study regulations or regulations for practical semesters that tell that you do a mandatory internship (if so)

  • information about period of time (study regulations)

  • motivational letter

  • curriculum vitae

  • Current overview of grades

  • relevant certificates