Company Overview:

Invaio Sciences, a Flagship Pioneering company, is a multi-platform technology company that unlocks the potential of the planet’s interdependent systems to address pressing agricultural, nutritional, and environmental challenges. Founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2018, Invaio leverages discoveries from diverse fields including human therapeutics, agriculture, environmental science, and advanced manufacturing. The company’s deep understanding of the physiology of insects, plants, and trees, together with its novel integrated solutions approach, promises to refine agricultural practices and reduce the need for pesticides globally.

We don’t think in small steps. We think in giant leaps. We are driven by the pursuit of new ideas, new innovations, and new ways of thinking. We know that every one of us matters and that our success depends on our ability to work together in a diverse community. We believe we are at our best as a company when our employees are thriving and foster a culture that provides opportunities to grow and develop professionally, while also having fun.

No matter who you are, Invaio is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, and community to help guide us as we build a better Invaio. Every voice, every perspective matters.

Invaio Sciences, Inc., was founded in 2018 by Flagship Pioneering, an early-stage life sciences innovation company. Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of around 100 science-based companies, resulting in more than $30 billion in aggregate value, thousands of patents, and a pipeline of more than 50 clinical development programs.

Invaio is headquartered in Cambridge, MA, USA, with offices in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA; Basel, Switzerland; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Position Overview:

The Research Associate will be a critical member of Operations Team. This team is focused on supporting discovery pipelines and field trial work to uncover potential solutions for agricultural pests and diseases. This role will help optimize and expand current field trial capabilities and aid in the development of peptide validation testing systems.  The candidate will also collaborate closely with functional teams, pillar project, and digital teams to execute tasks to support Development key objectives and milestones.  

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for receiving and shipping of field trial supplies and samples.
  • Maintain shipping, sampling, and processing supplies for field trials.
  • Prepare necessary solutions for field trial experiments and ship to locations.
  • Processing of field trial samples including assuring proper temperature control, receiving, homogenizing, labeling, aliquoting, weighing, delivering, storing, and disposal upon completion.
  • Organization of storage and processing and status tracking of both.
  • Perform sample processing and detection with an eye to continuously improve efficiency and quality performance metrics.
  • Assist in experimental preparation and assay execution.
  • Provide support for general laboratory supply and maintenance tasks.
  • Work closely with an entrepreneurial, highly collaborative, interdisciplinary team and contribute to a team culture that embraces teamwork, innovation and generating results.
  • Additional project work and duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Requirements):

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Plant Physiology, Plant Biology, or related science
  • At least 2 years of relevant laboratory experience; industry experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of molecular and cell-based assay development
  • Experience in bioinformatics and with commonly used data analysis tools
  • Ability to work independently as a technical specialist under the guidance of a more senior investigator.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Competencies:

  • Execution-focused, team-oriented, and highly motivated, with strong work ethic
  • Accountability
  • Ability to evaluate and streamline processes.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects concurrently and collaborate across disciplines.
  • Outstanding communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Strong, demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, innovative environment; adaptable.
  • Excited and motivated by Invaio’s ambitious mission to deliver solutions based in nature.

Inquiries & Considerations:

Invaio is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of diversity development. Invaio will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or veteran status.

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