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 270 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!
ABOUT THE ROLE….
The Prototype Agronomist will play a key role in executing the protocol and gathering valuable data on edited corn and soybean germplasm. This role is a great place for Prototype Agronomist to network across functions (Transformation/Science team, Early Product Development/EPD, commercial and operation segments of INARI). The agronomist will have the opportunity to take a first stab at screening edited lines coming out of our robust gene editing pipeline at an early stage of development for desirable phenotypes of interest.
AS A PROTOTYPE AGRONOMIST, YOU WILL…
- Contribute to the development and optimization of basic greenhouse phenotyping SOPs to drive standardization for equipment and procedures
- Understand product concepts to enable appropriate experimental designs to generate relevant phenotypic data
- Collaborate with scientists in designing and validating high-throughput phenotyping methods using digital/automated tools, when applicable
- Perform greenhouse-based measurements that could include various plant biological parameters (both morphological and physiological), plant architecture and basic yield components
- Work closely with the molecular characterization team to associate the molecular data with the phenotyping data, when applicable
- Participate in planting seeds, sampling and collecting seeds for inventory
- Communicate phenotypic results to stakeholders in written technical reports and oral presentations
- Contribute to the ongoing development of high-throughput methodology for phenotyping
- Bachelor’s degree with at least 2+ years lab experience or Master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Plant Physiology, Crop Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, Agricultural Engineering) or equivalent
- Working knowledge of basic phenotyping practices and procedures for major row crops
- Attention to detail
- Excellent time management and organizational skills
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral
- Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, production environment
- Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
- Ability to work both independently and in a team