Industriepark 7A, Zwijnaarde, Belgium
We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and proactive Soy Scientist to join our fast-growing team at Inari Ghent, who is committed and passionate about developing 21st century solutions to address global food challenges. As a Soy Scientist, you will play a central role in developing and managing our soy lead discovery activities, as well as the genetic design of future corn products. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, hands-on executing, and coordinating tasks and scientific projects with a focus on soy.
At the interplay between discovery and product design, this diverse role includes both a strategic element of developing corn discovery activities that integrate Inari’s predictive models, and a lab-based role for hands-on work to efficiently and methodically plan, execute and coordinate experimental work.
AS A SOY SCIENTIST, YOU WILL...
Develop and manage our soy lead discovery activities and work to produce genetic designs for future corn products
Lead the design, implementation, execution and coordination of scientific tasks and activities
Coordinate lab experiments performed by yourself and research assistants,some of which may include: routine vector design and construction for multiple projects, diverse molecular analyses (i.e., PCR-based genotyping, DNA sequencing analysis, qPCR and Western blot analysis)
Support soy research activities in the greenhouse including routine plant growth and phenotyping activities
Train and instruct lab/greenhouse personnel in specific technical tasks and experimental protocols.
Collaborate with Research Assistants and other Scientists to execute scientific experiments for one or more projects
Manage third party collaborations
Scout for new technologies and partners
Maintain detailed, accurate and comprehensible records of all experiments and results
Interpret/analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations based on the results
(co-)Develop new scientific project proposals
Communicate results in well-written and clear oral presentations
PhD in Plant Biology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Physiology or related field with at least 10 years of experience or Master in aforementioned fields with 15+ years of experience
Post-doctoral research, training, and experience in crop biology and plant biotechnology
Deep knowledge and expertise in soy and crop physiology
Knowledge and experience with genetics and genome editing technologies
Demonstrated scientific leadership to independently design, implement, coordinate and drive to successful scientific project outcomes
Strong record of independent research supported by peer-reviewed publications and/or patent applications and patents
Excellent written and verbal communication skills adapted to the needs of the target audience
Ability to thrive and deliver progress toward multiple goals in a fast-paced, dynamic and diverse environment
Pro-active, highly-motivated and strong team player in planning but with a high degree of independence in execution
Experience leading a project team working towards a common goal
Demonstrated innovative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Creative thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
Openness to giving and receiving ideas, appreciate diverse perspectives, and feedback across multiple teams
Collaborative team player and capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams
ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE...
Industry experience is a plus
Experience with people management
Knowledge of (crop) plant & cell transformation techniques
Apply via the link https://boards.greenhouse.io/inariagriculture/jobs/5284435002