Overview

ABOUT THE ROLE…

We are looking for a self-motivated, curious, collaborative Scientist with broad technical experience in protein engineering and biochemistry. In this role, you will collaborate with Scientists and Research Associates to develop cutting-edge methods for computational protein design, build technology platforms for high-throughput data generation, and characterize novel protein targets. This lab based role is located at our HQ in Cambridge, MA. If you have a desire to contribute to a world changing mission Inari is the place for you!

AS A SCIENTIST, YOU WILL…

  • Develop and automate novel biochemical and molecular assays, and perform high-throughput screens for protein function, interaction, and expression
  • Express and purify recombinant proteins in prokaryotic and cell-free systems
  • Design and clone diverse gene libraries using site-directed mutagenesis and PCR-based methods
  • Develop, document and deploy standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Collaborate with scientists and research associates to design experiments, trouble-shoot, and analyze experimental data
  • Maintain up to date electronic records and communicate results to stakeholders through written reports and oral presentations

YOU BRING…

  • PhD or Master’s degree with at least 4 years of lab experience in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. biochemistry, bioengineering, genetics, etc.)
  • Understanding of protein structure, folding, stability, function, interaction, and dynamics
  • Proficient in common protein stability, interaction, and activity assay formats and analytical instruments
  • Experience in protein expression, affinity purification (AKTA/FPLC), and detection by SDS-PAGE / Western blot
  • Experience with prokaryotic selection or directed evolution systems, FACS or microfluidics, and fluorescence screening
  • Experience with molecular biology and cloning, Gibson assembly, site-directed mutagenesis, and nucleic acid analysis (electrophoresis, PCR and qPCR)
  • Excellent time management and organization, professional integrity, adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity, and a passion for learning
  • A strong sense of purpose and drive to develop unique, high-impact solution

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS…

  • Experience with gene editing and CRISPR-Cas technologies
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing
  • Familiarity with Geneious, Benchling, and similar software tools for plasmid design and construction
  • An interest in agricultural biotechnology or knowledge of plant molecular biology

Tagged as: MID TO SENIOR LEVEL