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Research Associate, Plant Breeding

Company: Inari
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

About Inari...
Inari is the SEEDesign company. We embrace the diversity and complexity of nature in every aspect of our business to drive innovation - to push the boundaries of what is possible. Through our unrivaled technology platform, Inari uses predictive design and advanced multiplex gene editing to develop step-change products. We are taking a nature positive approach to unlock the full potential of seed that will transform the food system. The results will lead to more productive acres delivering value creation for farmers and a more sustainable future for our planet.
Our success is dependent on great minds, collaborating to generate bright ideas and deliver exceptional outcomes.
We have over 200 employees, with research sites in Cambridge, MA (USA) and Ghent (Belgium), as well as a product development site in West Lafayette, IN (USA). We've deliberately built a team that brings diversity of thought to all aspects of our business, to generate new ideas, approaches, and ways of operating. And we've intentionally combined experience with potential, bringing agriculture industry experts with the desire to innovate together with bright minds from academia, human therapeutics, software, and consulting. If you want to be part of a diverse and inclusive team developing unique solutions to feed the world while protecting our planet's natural resources, we'd love to hear from you!About the role....
This is a great opportunity for a Breeding Research Associate to join our growing Product Development team and help us expand our breeding and field testing capabilities. The primary function of this position is to assist the Soybean Breeding Lead in day-to-day operations of all aspects of breeding and research efforts for soybeans including planting, harvesting field trials, seed preparation, nursery pollinations, leading pollination crew, maintenance of research fields and small equipment. The position is based at our research station located in West Lafayette, Indiana.
As a Research Associate, Plant Breeding, you will...

Assist with all aspects of field research including seed packaging, planting, plot maintenance, data collection, experimental design, and harvesting
Assist with efforts to identify and select important and diverse soy germplasm to bring added value into our product portfolio
Assist with pollinating soy and leading pollination crew
Assist with database management for soybean germplasm, including uploading data and ensuring accuracy of records
Maintain inventory of supplies used in research program
Supervise and train temporary employees and ensure a safe working environment

You Bring...

B.S. or M.S. degree in plant breeding, crop science, agronomy, horticulture, or related field
Knowledge of soybean breeding
Knowledge of crop production, field research, and plant phenotyping
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to achieve team goals
A strong sense of purpose and drive to develop unique, high impact solutions.
Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity, and a passion for learning.
Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks, and the ability to recognize and learn from failure.
A collaborative mindset that is open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback.
Ability to work both independently and deliver on responsibilities within a highly collaborative environment.
Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of individuals and audiences.

Bonus Qualifications...

  • Plant breeding knowledge and experience with soybean and/or row crop breeding and production

    Pesticide applicator license (or ability to obtain)
    Experience with PRISM and Google Suites
    Working knowledge of statistics and experimental designs
    Knowledge of soybean germplasm

Keywords: Inari, Fishers , Research Associate, Plant Breeding, Professions , West Lafayette, Indiana

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