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Scientist, Plant Transformation

Company: Inari
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT THE ROLE...We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated Scientist to join our fast-growing and collaborative Early Product Development team to work on plant transformation and tissue culture. This is a hands-on lab-based role which requires the ability to concentrate, pay attention to details, work efficiently, troubleshoot and work independently as well as in a team environment. --The right candidate will be well-organized, flexible, able to deliver high quality results on time, and grow and develop talent.-- This position will be located at our West Lafayette, IN site.AS A TRANSFORMATION SCIENTIST, YOU WILL...

  • Develop and optimize wheat plant transformation protocols across multiple varieties in a production-scale environment
  • Lead a high-throughput wheat transformation pipeline and be responsible for the delivery of transformed and gene edited plants to the cultivation team by the requested deadlines
  • Supervise, train and instruct lab personnel in specific technical experimental protocols
  • Work with other Scientists and Research Associates to plan and execute experiments, conduct analyses, record data and report results related to one or more projects
  • Interpret data; maintain an accurate, comprehensible, and current laboratory journal
  • Communicate results in written technical reports and oral presentations You bring...
    • A doctorate or masters degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. molecular biology, plant biotechnology, microbiology)
    • Five or more years of experience working in a laboratory environment (can include graduate work)
    • At least 2 years of team leadership experience that includes training, developing and building a high performing team
    • Hands on experience with plant tissue culture
    • Knowledge/experience in plant regeneration
    • In-depth knowledge of plant cell biology and/or physiology
    • Demonstrated track record of tackling complex problems, leading others to obtain novel insights and driving a culture of innovation
    • Working knowledge of standard office software tools (i.e. Email, word processor, spreadsheet, presentation programs etc.)- experience with Google Suite is a plus
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
    • Curiosity and a desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
    • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
    • A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback across multiple site locations Bonus Qualifications...
      • Experience in an industrial plant tissue culture group
      • Experience working in a production-scale environment
      • Experience with tissue culture protocols for diverse plant species
      • Familiarity with Benchling and Lab Information Systems (LIMS)

Keywords: Inari, Montgomery , Scientist, Plant Transformation, Professions , Montgomery, Alabama

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