Lab Technician I - Abiotic Screening

  • Indigo
  • Boston, MA
  • Mar 20, 2021

Job Description

 What if nature could be harnessed to help farmers sustainably feed the planet? Since 2014, Indigo has questioned agriculture's full value chain to improve grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital innovations have amplified new value from soil to sale, benefiting more than 10,000 growers to date. Indigo is also the company behind The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to drawdown one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide by unlocking the potential of agricultural soils. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and São Paulo, Brazil. 

Indigo’s Bioprocessing Group is seeking a Lab Tech, Abiotic Screening is to support ongoing laboratory work aimed at characterizing microbial strains and understanding their interactions with the innate plant and soil microbiomes, with the ultimate goal of developing new products with improved and consistent performance.



  • Prepare plant and microbial screening media in mediaclave
  • Maintain and organize detailed media lot datasheets
  • Sterilize and test seed for germination
  • Prepare supplies for team to run microbe and plant assays
  • Manage lab organization and ordering supplies


  • High attention to detail
  • Experienced with operating autoclaves, laboratory glasswashers, pH meter, and media preparation equipment
  • Understands sterile technique
  • Enjoys a fast pace environment
  • Possesses skills for multitasking and prioritizing tasks
  • A motivated learner with a great attention to detail
  • Organized, approachable and energetic
  • A passion for Indigo and our core values
  • An ability to think creatively about identifying and optimizing workflows
  • Self-sufficient and able to work independently, but always within the expectations of and parameters set by their supervisors
  • Sets and maintains high standards for self and this position
  • Possesses strong interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills and an outwardly positive demeanor
  • Communicates both positive and negative issues in an open, direct, and straight-forward manner
  • Has a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates a team-oriented style and strong work ethic


  • An associate degree in biological sciences or biotechnology field with experience in laboratory techniques and equipment
  • Interest in microbiology and/or plants
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel


Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.


Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

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