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Senior Plant Scientist

Company: AeroFarms
Location: Newark
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Job Description:

As a Certified B Corporation, Employer is a mission-driven company with global headquarters in Newark, NJ, championing indoor vertical farming and fundamentally transforming agriculture. Recognized by Fast Company as one of the World s Most Innovative Companies and by Inc. com as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies in the World, Employer is scaling to meet the demand for our fresh, locally grown produce that is setting new culinary standards, and we need someone special who can bring their experience to help us grow further. Must be aligned with our mission and passionate about making a difference.We have:An incredible change-the-world company with the eyes of the world focused on our success.A team of motivated, intellectually-curious individuals to support you.Backed by some seriously impressive firms including Goldman Sachs, Prudential, leading VCs, and strategic partners with a view on global expansion.Employer is looking for a talented Senior Plant Scientist to lead improvement of crop quality in our large scale vertical farms. The Scientist will investigate how to harness environmental conditions to improve the characteristics of plants grown indoors, where conditions like temperature and humidity can be maintained with precision. Information generated from this research will be published and presented at controlled environment agriculture industry conferences, including events tailored to startup companies and prospective entrepreneurs.In this role, you will join a talented team of scientists and work cross-functionally to ensure success of long-range goals and strategies. The Scientist will lead experiment execution and data analysis and coordinate with academic collaborators working in food science and phytochemical analysis.You have:A PhD in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Plant Physiology or a closely related discipline, or a MS and equivalent experienceA passion for plants and have spent the last 5-7 years in controlled environment agriculture, horticulture or plant science research (post-doctoral research counts as work experience)Experience with characterization of plants, including imaging, phenotyping, chemical analysis, and/or objective measurements of taste and textureA proven record in the timely completion of complex research projects and a portfolio of examples of your workAptitude with statistical analysis softwareDemonstrated knowledge and experience with operating controlled environment agriculture systemsA significant publication record and/or grant writing experience desiredExperience growing baby greens, micro greens, living lettuces and herbsProgramming experience highly desiredExperience working with engineers or software developers on prototyping equipment/tools

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