Research Associate - Plant Transformation

POSTED: July 26, 2019
BUSINESS: Inari Agriculture, Inc.
POSITION TYPE: Full-time
START DATE: Immediate Availability

AS A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, YOU WILL....

● Perform tissue transformation in multiple crops (eg. soybean, tomato, and
corn)
● Initiate and maintain in vitro plant cultures in a high throughput setting
● Prepare plant tissue culture media
● Support plant gene modification experiments
● Sample plant tissues for molecular and physiological analyses
● Maintain a clean working environment for plant tissue culture experiments
● Maintain detailed and organized records of your work, project data you
generate and other information as needed
● Work with colleagues to troubleshoot and develop effective solutions when
problems occur
● Participate in scientific discussions and present research outcomes to
peers and management

YOU BRING…

● Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in Plant Biology or related subject with
1-2 years laboratory experience
● Experience with aseptic technique in laminar flow and bio-containment
hoods
● Experience with bacterial cell culture
● Understanding of microbiology and molecular biology principles/techniques
● Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
● Excellent planning, organization and execution skills
● Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team
member
● Show initiative, have good judgment and be willing to take on additional
tasks/ and responsibilities as needed to achieve goals and deliverables.
● Positive attitude and good interpersonal skills
● Flexibility, adaptability and ability to challenge status quo in a constructive
manner
● Proficiency with Google Suite (Mail, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drive) and
Cloud-based electronic notebook software like Benchling
● Ability to work creatively and efficiently in a fast-paced, start-up company
environment
● Strong communication skills, both written and oral
● Energy, self-motivation, ownership and focused execution
● Curiosity; desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
● A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives,
and feedback

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS...

● 1 year experience with plant tissue culture in an academic or industry
environment
● Knowledge of plant transformation technologies
● Experience with basic molecular biology
● Experience with light and fluorescent microscopy

For application instructions, follow this link https://inari.com/jobs/?gh_jid=4357602002

 

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