: Scientist, Protein Engineering
1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

Employee Testimonials

Inari Employee testimonial
Christopher Bagley Sr. Director HTP Design


About the role

We are looking for a dynamic, self motivated and proactive protein biochemist to join our growing Science organization in Cambridge. The incumbent will be part of Inaris Genome Editing Group, which designs, develops, and implements innovative tools for genome engineering in plant systems. As a Scientist, Protein Engineering your primary role will be to enhance protein stability, activity, and compatibility with novel plant delivery systems. You will independently design, perform, and coordinate lab experiments; as well as interpret data, draw conclusions, and communicate results to different audiences. As a member of our highly collaborative multidisciplinary science organization, you will have the opportunity to contribute and develop your own ideas to address the most important challenges in modern agriculture.

As a Scientist, Protein Engineering you will:

  • Design and perform in vitro enzymatic assays for discovery, characterization, and optimization of novel proteins, primarily for application to genome engineering
  • Apply rational design, directed evolution, and other approaches to characterize and redesign plant and bacterial proteins
  • Optimize and troubleshoot issues in recombinant protein production, including expression level, solubility, and activity
  • Redesign proteins for improved interaction with nanomaterials and other novel vehicles for delivery to plant tissue
  • Collaborate with scientists and research associates to conduct experiments and interpret data
  • Document and present findings through clearly written reports and effective oral presentations

You bring:

  • PhD or Masters degree (with equivalent experience), and 0-2 years post-doctoral or equivalent research experience in protein biochemistry, protein engineering, synthetic biology, or a related field
  • Strong understanding of protein structure/function and enzymology, particularly as pertaining to nucleic acid interaction or modification
  • Knowledge of the design, execution, and analysis of genome engineering experiments
  • Proficiency in common laboratory techniques for protein characterization and nucleic acid analysis
  • Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, innate curiosity and a passion for learning
  • Ability to think strategically, and desire to be efficient, bold, and to learn from failure
  • Integrity, approaching tasks with efficiency, organization, and openness
  • 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 Testimonials

Inari Employee testimonial
Karl Kremling
Data Scientist

I came to Inari because of the great opportunity in Cambridge to combine data science and the best molecular biology in the world.

Christopher Bagley Sr. Director HTP Design
Christopher Bagley
Sr. Director HTP Design

I am excited to have an impact on making those big fields even more productive.

Chris Bischke Inari Testimonial
Chris Bischke
Software Engineer

I never saw myself in agriculture, but when talking to the scientists here I could see the opportunity to help build computational platforms that supports a company mission that feeds the world. When I started interviewing I saw the potential for building new things at the intersection of engineering & data science -- that is what interested me most

Ruijuan Li Binformatics Scientist
Ruijuan Li
Binformatics Scientist

I joined Inari because on this team I feel I help feed the world.