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Research Associate, Abiotic Screening - 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.

 Outcomes

  • Increase throughput of methods using automation
  • Media preparation
  • In vitro and in planta experiment set up
  • Data capture and analysis

 Competencies

  • BS and 0-2 years industrial or academic experience in microbiology
  • Background in life sciences, preferably with knowledge of microbiology, plant biology, agriculture or ecology
  • Experience with R or python for data analysis
  • Experience in data management and analysis using basic statistical tests
  • Organized, methodical, and attention to detail required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with sterile technique
  • Ability to translate a research plan into a well-executed experiment
  • Proven track record of completing tasks and projects 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Creative, high energy, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
  • Able to identify problems and suggest solutions
  • Expertise in use and programming of automation preferred
  • Aligned with Indigo’s mission and core values

 Responsibilities:

  • Weekly meeting attendance where experiments and execution are discussed
  • Assist in the execution of experiments by performing delicate laboratory procedures that require focus and attention to detail
  • Collect high quality data on experiments in Laboratory Notebook
  • Maintain a record of communications with other members of the organization, ensuring data and results sharing
  • Demonstrate an ability to improve assays and protocols, through observation and scientific knowledge

 

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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
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