Research Associate Genotyping

POSTED: May 13, 2020
BUSINESS: Inari Agriculture, Inc.
POSITION TYPE: Full-time
START DATE: Immediate Availability

ABOUT THE ROLE...


This is a great opportunity for a highly-motivated and dedicated Research
Associate to join our Plant Characterization Team to enhance Inari’s product
development pipeline. This is a hands-on, lab-based role with a focus on highthroughput
genotyping, and DNA extraction. You will engage as an analytical
focal point to support genotyping for breeding and genomic prediction.If you are
looking for a challenging opportunity in a fast-growing and production
environment, this role is for you. The role will be based in West Lafayette, IN.

AS A GENOTYPING RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, YOU WILL....

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a genotyping
    platform in support of ongoing breeding and product development efforts
  • Perform sample processing and DNA extraction using a high-throughput
    nucleic acid platform; Continuously optimize the current extraction platform
    for higher throughput and cost efficiency
  • Design, validate and perform SNP detection assay using PCR-based
    genotyping platform
  • Perform Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) library (e.g. amplicon-seq
    and GBS) preparation/QC for Illumina sequencing to support highthroughput
    genotyping
  • Develop and deploy appropriate automation/ robotics to aid processing
    and improve throughput on the genotyping platform
  • Communicate results to stakeholders in written technical reports and oral
    presentations
  • Scout for new technologies and identify innovative solutions to optimize
    current genotyping toolbox to increase the quality and throughput in a
    production-scale environment
  • Participate in experimental design and genotyping troubleshooting,
    developing high-throughput methodologies and assays

YOU BRING…

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2+ years lab experience or Master’s degree
    in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. molecular biology, genetics, plant
    biotechnology) or equivalent lab experience
  • Knowledge of general molecular biology and an interest in agriculture
    sciences
  • Extensive demonstrated experience with molecular biology assays and
    associated instrumentation in DNA/RNA extraction, nucleic acid
    quantification, PCR amplification, qPCR
  • Demonstrable skills in NGS library preparation and Illumina sequencing
    technology
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, production
    environment
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS…

  • Experience in PCR-based genotyping technology such as KASP
  • Experience in sequencing-based genotyping technology using Illumina
    technology
  • Experience performing assays on an automated liquid handling platform

 To apply, please go to https://grnh.se/0d6acff62us

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