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Metagenomics Intern

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/

The Research and Scientific Insights team at Indigo Headquarters in Charlestown, MA is seeking an intern to develop applications of shotgun metagenomics to identify functional microbial genes associated with healthy plants. The intern will develop, optimize, and evaluate molecular strategies to enrich for endophyte microbial DNA from plant samples. Further, the intern will design downstream experiments to apply these methods for integrating functional metagenomics into the Indigo discovery pipeline. This is an exciting opportunity to employ the scientific method in an industrial setting and to contribute to creating transformational microbial products at Indigo. This role is expected to require 40 hours per week for 3 months during the summer in Charlestown, MA.

Responsibilities:

  • Optimize molecular methods for enriching microbial DNA from plant material
  • Validate molecular methods using techniques such as qPCR
  • Design and initiate preliminary shotgun metagenomics experiment using field samples
  • Proven track record of completing tasks and projects
  • Make rigorous notes of experiments and communicate results across Indigo teams

 

Competencies:

  • Background in molecular biology, preferably with knowledge of microbiology
  • Laboratory experience, specifically with nucleic acid extraction and sequencing library preparation
  • Experience with designing and applying protocols to novel situations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate results effectively to diverse audiences
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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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