About The Role...

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and proactive Cell Biologist to join our fast-growing team, who is committed and passionate about developing 21st century solutions to address global food challenges. As a Cell Biologist, you will play a central role in developing and implementing technologies to support our plant genome editing activities. This role seeks to combine technologies from physics, chemistry and engineering with plant cell biology. As part of a team, you will be responsible for developing strategies to deliver reagents designed to act on the plant cell genome; planning, executing and analysing experiments to test the most promising strategies, and determining ways to deploy novel technologies in the context of industrial crop applications. This role is located at our office in Cambridge, MA. 

As a Plant Cell Biologist, you will…

  • Explore ways to identify and/or make crop plant cells of interest receptive to genome editing tools and recover cells post-manipulation that are capable of producing fertile plants
  • Identify and produce novel methods to package genome editing tools for delivery to plant cells of interest
  • Design and execute experiments to test novel plant delivery technologies that produce clear evidence of robustness and efficiency
  • Work with Inari colleagues and our Science Advisory Board to identify and develop novel technologies with the potential to deliver macromolecular cargo to plant cells.
  • Collaborate with Research Associates and other Scientists to execute scientific experiments related to one or more projects
  • Manage third party collaborations in your core area of expertise
  • Actively scout for new technologies and partners to strengthen the company's plant cell biology capabilities
  • Maintain detailed, accurate and comprehensible records of all your experiments and results
  • Interpret and analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations based on the results
  • Co-develop new scientific project proposals to address unmet company needs
  • Build and lead project team(s) focused on delivering the company’s scientific objectives 

 You Bring…

  • A PhD in Plant Biology, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Physiology or related field with at least 10 years of experience, or Masters in the aforementioned fields with 15+ years of experience 
  • Post-doctoral research, training, and experience in plant cell biology and plant biotechnology - Industry experience is a plus
  • Deep knowledge in plant reproductive development
  • Knowledge and experience with genetics and genome editing technologies
  • Demonstrated scientific leadership to independently design, implement, coordinate and drive successful scientific projects
  • Strong record of independent research supported by peer-reviewed publications and/or patent applications and patents
  • Solid experience assembling and leading fit-for-purpose project teams that routinely achieve milestones and deliverables on time and within budget
  • A strong desire and aptitude to develop people in their careers
  • A track record of effective line management to enable growth of each direct report’s ability to achieve ever more ambitious 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

 

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