Bioinformatics Intern

  • Indigo
  • 839 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125, USA
  • Mar 26, 2021

Job Description

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 tens of thousands of growers across millions of acres. Indigo is also the company behind Indigo Carbon, - a program that pays growers to reduce on-farm emissions, remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and improve soil health. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list, placing again among the top three in 2020. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Indigo has additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Basel, Switzerland; and São Paulo, Brazil.

As the Bioinformatics Intern for our Biological Products R & D Team, you will work with expert computational scientists and biologists to automate species identification of fungi using DNA, to characterize natural distribution patterns of microbes, and to generate insights from community sequencing datasets. All projects are central to development and commercial registration of new and groundbreaking microbial products for agriculture in the United States and internationally.

In this role, you will work closely with several internal stakeholders to conceptualize, develop and benchmark new processes that contribute to the success of Indigo’s microbial strategy.

We look for a track record of the following:

  • Experience using bioinformatics tools and coding skills to derive insight from biological data
  • Exposure to microbial community sequencing data
  • Passion and expertise in microbial diversity and ecology
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Creative approach to problem solving

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Are studying biology and are interested in microbial ecology, microbiology and taxonomy
  • Have experience analyzing data using Python, R and the command line
  • Know the significance of taxonomic types or want to build experience with this kind of analysis
  • Have wondered whether all microbes occur everywhere
  • Like to pick up whatever knowledge you're missing to get the job done
  • Enjoy collaborating and learning across multiple teams
  • Know how to communicate in a remote-first environment
  • Are humble, a good listener, and someone who values learning for the sake of growth

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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