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BioInnovation Image Analyst Co-op

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 & accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, & grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health & productivity, Indigos portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, & 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, & So Paulo, Brazil.

The Image Analysis Co-Op will aid in the development & implementation of computer vision & machine learning algorithms for extracting as much information from plant images as possible, helping to accelerate Indigos R&D pipeline.


  • Understand our current imaging capabilities & image analysis pipeline
  • Understand current image analysis code base
  • Suggest new methods for extraction of novel metrics from plant images
  • Use Jupyter Notebooks to develop & prototype these new methods
  • Optimize quality & robustness of image analysis pipeline
  • Identify weaknesses & failure modes of our current algorithms, & propose solutions
  • Review image analysis code base for efficiency
  • Design unit tests for existing & new modules
  • Document code within image analysis repositories
  • Understand & embody our purpose & core values
    • Excited by Indigos mission; believes that Indigo can fundamentally change the agriculture industry; can clearly articulate passion for our mission & values
    • Optimistic & innovative; solution-oriented; shows no signs of cynicism
    • Will be widely viewed as someone who personifies our core values, is committed to them, & leans on them when making decisions. Specifically:
      • Demonstrates a track record of high integrity - doing the right thing, owning mistakes, conducting oneself honestly
      • Values, communicates & interacts with others with high levels of transparency & respect
      • Collaborates well across functions; creates an inspiring & collegial work environment


  • Collaborative, team player
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Fast learner
  • Passionate about image analysis & computer vision
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Skilled at coding in Python, including NumPy, Pandas, SciPy
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebooks
  • Prior experience with version control (Git) a plus
  • Prior experience with image analysis libraries (scikit-image & OpenCV) a plus
  • Prior experience with databases a plus
  • Writes well-documented, maintainable code in a collaborative environment
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