Bioprocessing/ Formulations/ Quality Assurance Co-ops

  • Indigo
  • Boston, MA
  • Nov 20, 2020

Job Description

Bioprocessing/ Formulations/ Quality Assurance Co-ops

Indigo’s Bioprocessing, Formulations, and Quality Assurance groups are seeking up to three Co-ops to join our team and help in the development of micro-organism based agricultural products that increase crop yield and improve stress tolerance using organisms isolated from the plant microbiome.  The Co-op will assist in the development of stable and robust seed treatment products containing living organisms for a variety of crops.  The candidate should possess a general understanding of microbiology and chemistry and be able to apply their knowledge to industrial problems.  The Co-op is a laboratory-based position and will work in collaboration with other scientists and engineers to carry out their work.  The candidate will be a part of either the Bioprocessing, Formulations, or Quality Assurance group depending on their background and interests. 

The candidate should be enrolled in a bachelor’s level program in the area of microbiology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bioprocessing, chemical engineering, or a related field. 

The ideal candidate for the Co-op will be knowledgeable and has practical, hands on experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Laboratory microbiology, aseptic techniques, and general lab safety
  • Wet chemistry skills including preparation of buffers, media, or multi-component formulations
  • Mechanical aptitude and comfortable operating lab equipment
  • Assembly and operation of bioreactors as well as downstream processing techniques
  • Agricultural seed applied products
  • Standard word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Document management assistance (for Quality Assurance)

The candidate should also possess the following qualities:

  • Ability to work in a diverse, fast paced, start-up environment
  • Flexibility and acceptance of change
  • Keen interest in understanding complex biological and chemical systems
  • Observant with a strong attention to detail
  • Perform laboratory work in a clean and safe manner
  • Collaborative by nature, “Team Player”
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

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