Avalo is a sustainable crop development company using AI to massively accelerate gene discovery and breeding. We are collaborating in major row crops and pioneering projects in understudied systems to create a new kind of crop breeding company. We’re a fast-growing, dedicated group of scientists, gardeners, and engineers all rolled into one, and we’re looking for people passionate about linking science and practice to create the next generation of crops. We’re based in Durham, NC, but fully open to remote work, depending on the position and needs.


Please note: we’re eager to train the right candidates for this role, and encourage those who meet at least two thirds of the criteria to apply.


Role & Responsibility

  • Apply genomics, statistical, and artificial intelligence concepts to conduct genome-wide analyses on DNA and RNA sequencing data
  • Curate data from public and proprietary sequence databases to streamline inputs to computational pipelines
  • Collaborate with the science team to create the future of genomic tools — e.g. algorithms, data structures, predictive models, software pipelines, or experimental approaches — that improve our ability to find targets of interest
  • Troubleshoot technically complex design problems, and propose solutions or experimental plans to resolve or correct for them
  • Prepare presentations and present data to an interdisciplinary technology team with diverse scientific backgrounds as well as external partners


Skills & abilities

  • Strong background in genomics, bioinformatics, population genomics, evolutionary biology, plant biology, or related field
  • Basic familiarity with machine learning concepts preferred but not required
  • Ability to work in a UNIX environment, ideally in a high-performance computing environment
  • Expertise in next-generation sequencing data generation and processing
  • Familiarity with data management and R/Python is a plus
  • Good communicator and be comfortable with handling simultaneous tasks
  • Strong organization skills are strongly preferred
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and cross-functional environment


What we offer

  • Competitive salary with share options
  • Flexible PTO and 25 paid holidays per year
  • 90% work/10% personal scholarship time division
  • Casual, flexible, and intellectually stimulating work environment

Please send a resume and cover letter to info@avalo.ai to apply

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