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Syngenta Digital Innovation Lab is looking for a talented Ontologist who is interested in helping us shape the use of new technologies within Syngenta. Syngenta's Digital Innovation Lab is responsible for interacting with global business units and offering innovative solutions to their challenges. This ontology internship will be responsible for helping map our diverse global data sets to a new data infrastructure consisting of multiple technologies and data types. 

Role Responsibilities 

  • Develop models to store and organize biological/business concepts and relationships in a consistent and computable manner.
  • Think critically about our technology and processes to propose and develop scalable and automated methods for expanding, testing and maintaining the knowledge base.
  • Proficiency with database design and query languages (e.g. SQL)
  • Proficiency with ontology design and classification
  • Collaboration with a cross-functional internship and full-time team


  • Experience with data integration from disparate sources such as flat files, XML, Excel, relational databases, etc.
  • Experience with data profiling and cleansing
  • Proficiency with building ontological models using tools like Protégé or TopBraid
  • Python or other script writing language a plus
  • Strong understanding of SQL and other database related tech
  • Strong understanding of Web Ontology Language (OWL) or Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS)
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Knowledge of software development best practices, quality controls, testing techniques.
  • Excellent critical and analytical thinking with strong attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm to learn new technologies, explore diverse content, and algorithms.


To apply, please submit your application here.