Lab Support Technician - 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.

Key Outcomes for the Role

  • Prepare plant and microbial screening assay supplies for discovery groups
  • Clean and sterilize glassware by running in-house dishwasher and autoclave
  • Assist team with conducting microbe and plant assays

 Competencies

  • High attention to detail
  • Experienced with operating autoclaves, laboratory glasswashers, and media preparation equipment
  • Understands sterile technique.
  • Mechanically inclined and experienced in servicing and maintaining lab equipment
  • Possesses skills for multitasking and prioritizing tasks.
  • A motivated learner with a great attention to detail
  • Organized, approachable and energetic
  • A passion for Indigo and our core values
  • An ability to think creatively about identifying and optimizing workflows
  • Self-sufficient and able to work independently, but always within the expectations of and parameters set by their supervisors
  • Sets and maintains high standards for self and this position.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills and an outwardly positive demeanor.
  • Communicates both positive and negative issues in an open, direct, and straight-forward manner.
  • Has a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates a team-oriented style and strong work ethic.

 Qualifications

  • An associate degree in biological sciences or biotechnology field with experience in laboratory techniques.
  • Interest in microbiology and/or plants
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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

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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
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Commuter Benefits
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Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
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