Research Associate - Molecular Biology

POSTED: March 12, 2019
BUSINESS: Inari Agriculture, Inc.
START DATE: Immediate Availability

About the role…

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and self-motivated Research Associate to join our
fast-growing and collaborative team. This is a hands-on, lab-based role with a focus on
molecular cloning.

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 90 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!

As Research Associate, you will…

● Design, generate, and sequence verify plasmid constructs or plasmid libraries
● Conduct routine cell culture and plasmid DNA preparation tasks
● Perform lab analytical techniques including genotyping, oligo design and synthesis,
quantification, and isolation of DNA and RNA, primer design, PCR genotyping, NGS
library prep, sequencing analysis, media preparation, DNA and RNA extraction, bacterial
culture, sterile technique
● Work with Scientists and Research Associates to execute scientific experiments,
conduct analyses, and report results related to one or more projects
● Interpret data; maintain an accurate, comprehensible, and current laboratory journal
● Communicate results in written technical reports and oral presentation

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, plant biotechnology) or equivalent lab
● Experience in molecular cloning including restriction cloning, Golden Gate, Gibson
assembly, and PCR-based assembly
● Experience in NGS technologies and equipment
● Knowledge of plant molecular biology and an interest in agriculture sciences
● Familiarity with Geneious, Benchling, or similar software for plasmid design and
● Excellent time management and organizational skills
● Strong communication skills, both written and oral
● Curiosity and a desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
● Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
● A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and
● Ability to work independently

Bonus Qualifications

● Experience working in a production-scale environment
● Knowledge of genome editing technologies

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