HTP Sampling Coordinator

POSTED: May 2, 2019
BUSINESS: Inari Agriculture, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability

About Inari...

Inari Agriculture, Inc. is an exciting early stage, high growth company working to create a
winning global food system for all. We’re taking a revolutionary approach to transform plant
breeding and contribute to a transparent agriculture system that is climate resilient and
respectful of the environment, promotes nutrition and health, empowers all farmers, and can
continue to feed the growing global population. To solve these hard problems for world
changing impact, we’re fearless in asking the questions no one else is, and determined to find
the answers no one has yet.

Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and
deliver exceptional outcomes.

Started in 2016 in Cambridge, MA, we have over 100 employees, and are now expanding our
research and development capabilities with new facilities and teams in West Lafayette, IN and
Ghent, Belgium. Our interdisciplinary R&D team brings expertise in biology, agronomy,
genetics, data science, and software engineering, and is supported by an exceptional global
Scientific Advisory Board. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing
unique solutions to feed the world without starving the planet we’d love to hear from you!

About the role...

We are looking for a self-motivated Research Associate to support all projects within the
production team. This is a hands-on lab-based role which requires the ability to work
efficiently, and troubleshoot. The right candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented,
flexible, and able to deliver high quality results on time.

As a HighThroughput (HTP) Sampling Coordinator, you will....

● Sample tissue culture plants created by the Plant Delivery team across multiple crops
and deliver samples (plant tissue) to the Plant Characterization Team
● Execute and track decisions to keep or discard tissue culture plants based on analysis
● Provide quality plant care to enable the transfer of characterized plants from the lab to
the greenhouse on a weekly basis
● Deliver tissue culture plants from the lab to the greenhouse based on requested analysis
and target numbers through coordination with the Project Manager, Greenhouse
Manager, and HTP team.
● Provide weekly reports and feedback to the project manager and HTP team on key
performance indicators such as target number reached, sample and plant number
projections, and plant health from tissue culture
● Maintain a clean working environment in the lab and plant growth chambers for plant
tissue sampling and plant care.
● Collaborate with team members to troubleshoot and develop effective solutions when
problems occur
● Maintain an accurate, comprehensible, and current laboratory records in databases and
● Communicate results in written technical reports and oral presentations

You bring…

● Bachelor’s in Plant Biology or a related subject with 2 years laboratory experience
● Experience with plant care of soybean and maize
● Experience with aseptic technique in laminar flow and biocontainment hoods
● Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
● Excellent planning, organization, and execution skills
● Ability to develop and optimize protocols
● Proficiency with Google Suite (Mail, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drive) and cloud-based
electronic notebook software like Benchling
● Excellent time management and organizational skills
● Strong communication skills, both written and oral
● Curiosity, desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
● Demonstrated innovative, critical thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
● A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
● An interest in science and/or agriculture

Additional qualifications…

● Knowledge of plant transformation technologies

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