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Fungal Scientist

| Greater Boston Area

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/

Responsibilities:

  • Master Indigo's Focused Sourcing approaches, CSDB, LIMS, & Indigo reference genomes
  • Obtain a full understanding of nomination process and pipeline
  • Review current fungal pipeline and propose addition and/or improvements to in vitro assays for fungi in collaboration with pipeline teams
  • Devise target traits for fungal impact on plant
  • Integrate fungal perspective to expand scope of existing projects in Research and Scientific Insights team
  • Leverage Indigo fungal collection to begin generating insights into candidates for specific target products
  • Utilize knowledge acquired from scientific insights to nominate fungal candidates for combinations of microbes
  • Designs and implements experiments to test early pipeline hypotheses for fungal candidates in field testing stage
  • Develop strategy to drive to mechanism of fungal candidates
  • Build a robust research program that integrates fungal-plant and fungal-bacterial perspectives for development of transformative products 

Competencies:

  • Composed under pressure
  • Tactical, problem solving bent
  • Able to deal with complex systems
  • Excellent networking skills; has a strong academic network
  • Self-starter
  • Creative
  • Has the organismal background to leverage fungal diversity in Indigo collection

Qualifications:

  • Deep domain knowledge of fungal plant interaction
  • Understanding of how g. fungal genome variation -> phenotype variation 
  • Ph.D. Plant Pathology or Fungal Biology or Fungal Genetics or Fungal Microbiology
  • Post-Doctoral experience 0-4 years
  • Culture/wet lab experience with filamentous fungi
  • Experience with plants, ideally experience with crops
  • Knowledgeable about fungal eco/evo dynamics & community ecology
  • Strong computational skills
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • 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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