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Research Associate, Abiotic Screening Team - Temporary

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo is developing microbiome-based agricultural solutions to improve crop yields with sustainable products derived from plant microbiomes. The role of Screening team Research Associate is to support ongoing laboratory work aimed at characterizing microbial strains and understanding their interactions with the innate plant and soil microbiomes, with the ultimate goal of developing new products with improved and consistent performance. The primary objective of the research associate will be to assist in implementing high throughput screening assays in our discovery pipeline. The new methods will be implemented in our discovery to provide inoculum for our high throughput screening assays. This role is expected to require 40 hours per week.

 Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for lab data capturing and uploading in SQL database
  • Maintain quality control by developing, implementing and overseeing data entry and QC protocols.
  • Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for the use by lab members
  • Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors, and suggest possible solutions
  • Provide programming and training support for lab members for data collection and scripts use

 Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Information Management or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Experience in data management/data governance, such as data engineering, data quality, metadata management and profiling / data mining tools
  • Knowledge of data management processes, such as data standards, data mapping, data quality monitoring and trouble shooting
  • Experience with SQL Queries, Python and/or R
  • Knowledge of Biology and/or microbiology will be a plus
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Able to work independently pay attention to detail and solve data problems
  • Speaks and writes clearly and articulately
  • Alignment with Indigo’s mission and core values
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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