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 230 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...

We are looking for a dynamic and proactive Computational Scientist with a demonstrated track record to join our fast-growing team at Inari Ghent. The Computational Scientist will be responsible for designing, implementing, executing, and coordinating computational projects and will report directly to the Managing Director. The incumbent will contribute to experimental design, interpret and analyze data produced in various projects, draw conclusions and make recommendations to the teams. She/he will also contribute to the development of new scientific project proposals in his or her area of expertise. She/he will be able to clearly communicate scientific results to different audiences and will be responsible for managing specific third-party collaborations.

 

The right candidate must be able to take initiative, be efficient, and be well organized to deliver high-quality results on time. Excellent communication skills are essential for this role as part of an interdisciplinary team. The incumbent must enjoy a "start-up" atmosphere and be able to take responsibility, show good judgment and be willing to take on additional tasks and responsibilities as needed to achieve goals and deliverables. We are committed and passionate about developing and commercializing 21st-century solutions to address global food challenges, and we are looking for people who share that passion.

 

Key Responsibilities:

● The Computational Scientist will be responsible for designing, implementing, executing, and coordinating computational projects

● Work with Research Assistants and other Scientists to execute scientific experiments related to one or more projects

● (co-)Develop new scientific project proposals

● Analyze and interpret data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations 

● Train and instruct other staff members to use specific software when needed.

● Manage third-party collaborations

● Scout for new technologies and partners

● Maintain detailed, accurate, and comprehensible records of all experiments and results

● Communicate results in written and oral presentations

● Assist with the new hire process for incoming personnel

 

Required Skills/Experience:

● Ph.D. or Master's with at least five years of experience in Computational Biology/Biotechnology or a similar field is required

● Expert in quantitative genetics (GWAS, QTL)

● Good knowledge of statistics (experimental design, mixed models, statistical data analysis, …) and fluent in R & Bioconductor

● Experienced in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data (RNAseq) is a plus

● Strong expertise in R & Bioconductor is a must. Knowledge of additional programming languages (Python, Julia, …) is a plus 

● Demonstrated scientific leadership to independently design, implement, coordinate and drive successful outcomes in scientific projects

● Strong record of independent research supported by peer-reviewed publications and/or patents

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills specially adapted to the needs of a non-computational target audience

● Ability to thrive and deliver results on goals in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly multi-tasking environment

● Pro-active, highly motivated, and strong team player with a high degree of independence

● Demonstrated creative, innovative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

● Excellent time management and organizational skills

● Team player

 

Additional Desired Skills/Experience:

● Experience in the industry 

● Experience with people management

● Background in plant sciences is a plus

● Knowledge and experience in plant biology and plant biotechnology

● Knowledge and experience with genome editing technologies

 

 

Our Offer:

We offer you a challenging job in an exciting environment. You will be part of a growing and innovative company, driven by a strong purpose of transforming the plant breeding industry. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team and can grow in your role through continuous learning. You will be challenged to take initiative, contributing to the company's success. We offer you a competitive compensation package commensurate with your skill and experience.

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