Platform Lead

Inari Agriculture

Inari Agriculture

201-500 employees

Designs sustainable seeds using AI and gene editing

Food & Agriculture

Senior, Expert

Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
  • Ph.D. in biology, biotechnology or related fields with at least 10 years of experience (including post doc)
  • Industry or large organization experience in a similar role
  • Strong project management skills, and experience related to operational excellence, process development and quality management (e.g., 5S, Six Sigma)
  • Proven scientific leadership to design, implement, coordinate and drive scientific projects to successful outcomes
  • Strong people leadership skills with demonstrated track record in managing multidisciplinary and cross functional dynamic teams
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with project management and record keeping tools (e.g., Benchling, Wrike, Confluence)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to consistently deliver results in a fast-paced, agile and multi-tasking environment
  • Innovative, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Manage and further develop core activities of Science Platform to efficiently support scientific projects
  • Coordinate work requests from projects and ensure alignment with company priorities
  • Lead and support the Platform Team to achieve efficient and high-quality execution across different functional groups
  • Using fit for purpose management tools, align daily work of Service Leads and Platform Team members
  • Ensure talent and skills are adequately deployed on the platform and support the development of Platform Team members
  • Ensure operational excellence and safety compliance through SOPs and QMS implementation
  • Align with Platform Manager and Service Leads across sites and organizations to ensure efficiency, collaboration and focus on company priorities
  • Scout and develop new technologies to support continuous improvement of the platform services
  • Nurture a continuous improvement culture within Platform teams
  • Ensure detailed, accurate and clear records of all Platform experiments and results
  • Provide Scientists and Research Associates on the Platform Team with effective direction and support to deliver results
  • Take steps to foster collaboration, teamwork and innovation
  • Engage, develop, and retain talent

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



Cambridge, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Health insurance package

Flexible PTO

401k plan

Performance Bonus

Commuter Checks & Assistance

Company Social Events

Free Lunch or Snacks