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14 Feb 2018

West Coast Plant Scientist – California

Posted by Mark Teague, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32848

As a Plant Scientist, you’ll be designing all aspects of our growing practices in order to optimize plant growth. Ideal applicants are self-starting problem solvers, hard-working, detail oriented, and exceptionally organized with a passion for agriculture, healthy lifestyles, and technology. We’re looking for an individual who is excited to innovate in Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA) and take ownership over projects that will change the world of agriculture.

Responsibilities – You should be confident making significant contributions in the following categories:

  • Optimizing plant growth in state-of-the-art CEA farms including identifying improvements to be made in the farm design and the growing process
  • Planning and conducting microbiology, photobiology, and physiology experiments in CEA including studying water additives, fertilizers, growing mediums, sterilization techniques, light intensity, and more
  • Working closely with the engineering team to design all aspects of the next generation farms in order to maximize yields and crop health

Requirements – Your background should include the following:

  • Significant knowledge and expertise in plant physiology, photobiology, root zone conditions, breeding, cultivar selection, genetics, agronomy, horticulture, and all areas of plant science and crop production with a firm understanding of the basic molecular mechanisms and knowledge of “why?”
  • 3+ years of professional applied plant science or horticultural research
  • Indoor growing experience (CEA preferred, but Greenhouse sufficient)
  • PhD in molecular biology, plant physiology, horticulture, or equivalent

Bonus Skills – Bonus points if any of these also describe you:

  • 5+ years in CEA
  • 10+ years professional plant science research
  • Experience designing, prototyping, sourcing, building, and commissioning greenhouses and indoor farms
  • Experience with plant disease and growing protocols
  • Experience with vertical hydroponic systems
  • Experience with plant breeding programs


Please Contact Mark Teague,

Job Categories: Agronomy, Crop Science. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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