Scientific Communications Manager

Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil.  www.indigoag.com

The role of Scientific Communications Manager will report to the Head of R&D and the Director of Scientific Engagement and Communications, supporting them with team communications and project deadline management. Additionally, this candidate will use their significant scientific research understanding to shape media content and presentations. This position will play a key role in contributing to Indigo’s presence as a leader in the realm of public scientific communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) for rice, corn, and soybean grain sampling
  • Identifies events, publications, and stakeholders for scientific communications
  • Creates scientific paper and presentation content
  • Maintains communication within the team and assists with project deadline tracking
  • Understands and embodies our purpose & core values
    • Understands our purpose and core values and what makes Indigo different from other companies
    • Demonstrates personal and/or professional passion for our core values
    • Widely viewed as someone who personifies out core values, is committed to them, and leans on them when making difficult decisions

Competencies:

  • Strong computer skills; MS Office applications
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills; ability to connect with a broad audience
  • Demonstrated command of statistical analysis
  • Strong sense of self-initiative; very motivated
  • Highly organized
  • Strong time management skills
  • Developed presentation skills
  • A valid driver’s license

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in related field OR master’s degree and 5+ years experience OR bachelor’s degree and 8+ years experience
  • 5+ years experience with scientific communications
  • Strong understanding of scientific writing and literature reviews
  • Background in academic writing and presentation preferred but not required

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