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Quantitative Geneticist

| 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:

  • Obtain an understanding of Indigo data infrastructure and data management practices
  • Obtain an understanding of available data types collected by Indigo and how data are used for decision making
  • Review plant microbe interaction literature as relevant to R&D pipeline functions
  • Develop proposal for an experiment to identify genetic markers associated with germplasm by microbe interaction
  • Develop data analysis plan to describe patterns of GxE or genetic plasticity evident in data collected in the microbial product development pipeline
  • Develop proposal for novel analyses that uses new data types (e.g. satellite data, imaging data) to identify patterns of genetic plasticity or GxE in Indigo field trials.
  • Build a framework that combines genetic, environmental, and satellite data to make products that improve grower profitability.

 

Competencies:

  • Team player; works well with others
  • Agility; able to adapt to changing needs
  • Works well under pressure and with multiple deadlines
  • Able to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical; strong command of relevant tools
  • Excels in cross-functional environment

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Quantitative Genetics, Population Genetics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics
  • Strong understanding of plant physiology, plant breeding, and population genetics
  • Understanding of plant-microbe interaction at biochemical, molecular and genetics levels
  • 2+ years industry experience
  • Proficient in use of R, Python, etc. to analyze large data sets
  • Experience drawing inference from large genetic datasets
  • Experience designing field-based experiments (out of greenhouse) and evaluating field data
  • Experience with variant calling pipelines and marker design
  • Strong publication record (particularly relating to population or quantitative genetics)
  • Able to be based in Boston
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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
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