Full-Time

Research Assistant

Inari Agriculture

Inari Agriculture

201-500 employees

Designs sustainable seeds using AI and gene editing

Food & Agriculture
Biotechnology

Junior, Mid, Senior

West Lafayette, IN, USA

Required Skills
Communications
Management
Data Analysis
Requirements
  • Bachelor's or Associates in Biotechnology or a closely related subject is preferred, not required
  • Basic laboratory experiance with DNA extraction and purification from plant samples and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology
  • Proficiency in using lab automation and using laboratory information management systems
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management and attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
  • Curiosity, desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
  • A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
  • Prior experience working with Loboratory Information Management Syetems (LIMS), knowledge of data analysis, optimization in DNA extraction, worked in/experience with different protocols and tissue types
Responsibilities
  • Perform DNA extraction from variety of plant samples and complete scheduled extractions within timelines defined by project teams in a fast-paced lab environment
  • Ensure the integrity and quality of DNA samples throughout the extraction and storge process
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment related to DNA extraction, such as sample grinders, centrifuges, liquid handling robotics and pipettes
  • Perform reagent and DNA extraction buffer preparations, assisting with cleaning, and maintenance of DNA extraction robotic systems
  • Maintain a clean working environment in the lab
  • Collaborate with team members to develop and optimize DNA extraction protocols for efficiency and yield
  • Comply with laboratory safety protocols and guidelines
  • Maintain accurate, comprehensible, and current laboratory records in databases and notebooks

Inari, the SEEDesign™ company, stands out for its unique approach to sustainable agriculture, leveraging AI-powered predictive design and multiplex gene editing to optimize seed potential and contribute to a more resource-efficient global food system. The company's technology platform addresses the biological complexity of plants, using extensive data analysis to identify and implement beneficial genetic edits within a crop's DNA structure. This technical prowess, combined with a commitment to sustainability, positions Inari as a leader in its industry, offering solutions that not only increase food production but also reduce environmental impact.

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding

$627M

Headquarters

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Founded

2016

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

33%

2 year growth

57%

Benefits

Health insurance package

Flexible PTO

401k plan

Performance Bonus

Commuter Checks & Assistance

Company Social Events

Free Lunch or Snacks