Experimental Process Validation Lead

indigo Boston, MA
Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo's portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

Responsibilities:

* Quickly become familiar with and understand existing data sets and pipelines

* Review current assays

* Understand pipeline needs

* Review automation

* Develop strong relationships and partner with R&D teams to develop project plans and identify opportunities for tool/technology improvements

* Develop prioritization schema and list of proposed projects to improve efficiency and solve technology needs

* Become the go-to facilitator of resources and technology for all assay teams

* Develop goals and plan for team

* Understand and embody Indigo's mission and core values

Competencies:

* Able to thrive in an interdisciplinary environment

* Strategic; utilizes group expertise for collaborative projects

* Excellent communication and presentation skills

* Strong desire to solve problems and "make things work"; tends to think outside the box

* Proven record of searching for and enabling efficiencies

* Strong leadership skills; able to mentor others

* Able to recognize and promote innovation

* Able to handle multiple demands in a fast-paced environment

* Follows through on ideas and projects

Qualifications:

* D. in biology, molecular biology, or related field

* 2+ years post-grad or industry experience

* Demonstrated track-record of coming up with and executing on new ideas

* Experience working cross-functionally

* Experience managing external collaborators

* Automation experience

* Strong mentoring and leadership skills

* Experience with technology validation and proposing new technologies