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Sr. Scientist, Plant Functional Data

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

Key Outcomes:

  • Collaborate with all teams that produce data at Indigo
  • Embed with the Data Science team to understand workflows and capabilities
  • Develop a deep understanding of complete R&D pipeline at Indigo
  • Create a formal hypothesis generation workflow with automated data ingestion and connection to literature mining
  • Help data managers drive requirements for curated datasets
  • Assist R&D and BioInnovation teams to enhance design of pipeline screens to include new outcomes with potential to further enhance productivity and quality in our products
  • Drive requirements for integration of non-pipeline data and results into Indigo databases
  • Demonstrate value capture using Indigo databases that have integrated microbe, plant productivity, and crop quality data for insights into our products and processes
  • Contribute to improved understanding of how Indigo microbes interact with plant genotype and environment (MxGxE) by working with field teams, the quantitative geneticist, and the Bioinnovation team

Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate work of interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability to work independently and produce results
  • Capable of effective cross-functional collaboration
  • Able to creatively translate knowledge into data-driven hypotheses

Qualifications:

  • Ph. D in Plant Biology or Plant Genomics
  • 5-10 years’ experience in a pipeline-based organization
  • Background in functional plant biology, knowledge of molecular aspects of plant-microbe interactions preferred
  • Up-to-date knowledge of genomics and bioinformatics
  • Ability to integrate data to elucidate fundamental mechanisms
  • Meta-analysis experience preferred
  • Ability to code in Python or similar
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
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    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

On the edge of Charlestown, we are within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The Sullivan Square T and bus stop is also right next door!

An Insider's view of Indigo

What projects are you most excited about?

Our mission is to provide agronomists with unbiased real-time data we are collecting across thousands of acres at the ground level and from space. It's such a thrill to be working on the data and analysis perspective of this massively cross-disciplinary team that helps agronomists initiate data-powered conversations to provide substantial results.

Jyoti

Principal Data Scientist

What makes someone successful on your team?

A successful Indigo team member is someone willing to continuously learn and improve, regardless of experience or role. Whether you’re an Engineer, Account Manager, Business Analyst, or Scientist, successful team members keep the bigger picture in mind and bridge disciplines to solve problems facing the incredibly complex system that is agriculture

Hilary

Software Product Manager

What are Indigo Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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