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…

We are looking for a summer intern currently enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D. program with strong experience in genomics, bioinformatics, or computational biology to join our team focused on using bioinformatics methods to support the improvement of the multiplex editing toolbox. The aim of this intern work is to develop the bioinformatics pipeline to support multiplex gene editing in multiple crops. Together with our engineers, computational biologists, and bioinformatics scientists you will get the opportunity to implement the bioinformatics pipeline into our internal toolbox. This position is located in Cambridge, MA. 

As Genomics/Bioinformatics intern you will ...

  • Develop bioinformatics pipeline
  • Gain familiarity with performing genomics and bioinformatic analyses on cloud platforms (ie AWS)
  • Work with Inari engineers, computational biologists, and bioinformatics scientists to implement the bioinformatics pipeline
  • Perform current literature searches to inform the start of the art method
  • Present your results to stakeholders within the firm
  • Become familiar with the norms of working in a private sector biotechnology company

You bring ...

  • Competency in R and/or Python for performing genomic analysis and developing bioinformatics pipeline
  • Familiarity with analyzing genomic data using Linux, docker, Jupyter notebook, or R Markdown
  • Basic knowledge of plant genome structure, transposable elements, and genome annotation
  • Basic knowledge of paralogs and subgenomes
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • A collaborative mindset; open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
  • A strong sense of purpose, and drive to develop unique, high impact solutions

Employee Experience

  • Employee organized groups, regular social events, and volunteer opportunities provide ways for us to forge personal connections and have fun
  • A strong focus on professional development, with both internal and external learning opportunities
  • Collaboration opportunities with external stakeholders through interactions with our Scientific Advisory Community
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance; competitive parental leave

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Our Diversity
Inari is proud of our diverse and talented workforce, and committed to maintaining an environment and business practices that reinforce our commitment to equal opportunity. All employment decisions are based solely upon individual competence, track record of performance, and qualifications related to the scope of responsibility of the job, without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.