About Inari…

Inari is the SEEDesign™ company. We embrace the diversity and complexity of nature in every aspect of our business to drive innovation – to push the boundaries of what is possible. Through our unrivaled technology platform, Inari uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to develop step-change products. We are taking a nature positive approach to unlock the full potential of seed that will transform the food system. The results will lead to more productive acres delivering value creation for farmers and a more sustainable future for our planet.

Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.

We have over 300 employees, with research sites in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Ghent (Belgium), as well as a product development site in West Lafayette, IN (USA). We’ve deliberately built a team that brings diversity of thought to all aspects of our business, to generate new ideas, approaches, and ways of operating. And we’ve intentionally combined experience with potential, bringing agriculture industry experts with the desire to innovate together with bright minds from academia, human therapeutics, software, and consulting. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world while protecting our planet’s natural resources, we’d love to hear from you!



We are looking for a dedicated Research Assistant to join our Molecular and Genomics Analysis team. The successful candidate will be involved in variety research projects focusing on DNA extraction from plant tissue samples. This is a hands-on, lab-based role which requires the ability to work collaboratively and efficiently. The right candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, flexible, and able to deliver high quality results on time.  This position is located in our labs in West Lafayette, Indiana.



  • 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.



  • 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 Laboratory Information Management Syetems (LIMS), knowledge of data analysis, optimization in DNA extraction, worked in/experience with different protocols and tissue types.