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Intern, Plant Biology

Company: Inari
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

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 270 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
You will assist in the evaluation of novel RNA technology designed to facilitate genome editing in plants. The work includesin vitrosynthesis and characterization of RNA, evaluation of RNA performance inboth stable and transient systems, vector construction and characterization of genome edited plants.
As an intern, you will...

  • Assist in the design ofin vitrotranscriptionplasmid templates
  • Prepare and characterizein vitrotranscribed RNA
  • Support the evaluation of RNA application methods to different plant tissues
  • Characterize treated plants for the presence of genome edits

    As an intern, you bring....

    • Basic experience in molecular biology techniques including plasmid preparation, restriction analysis, DNA ligation, DNA sequence analysis and PCR
    • Very good aseptic laboratory technique
    • Good record keeping skills.
    • Knowledge of plant molecular biology techniques like leaf infiltration and plant transformation
    • Experience with plant transient assay systems like hairy roots is a plus

Keywords: Inari, Cambridge , Intern, Plant Biology, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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