AeroFarms is transforming agriculture and redefining the industry's supply chain. Our state-of-the-art technology uses aeroponics and LEDs to create a totally protected growing environment that is close to the end user, thereby minimizing transportation miles. We grow a variety of baby greens that are harvested at their peak for optimal flavor and nutritional value. Fully traceable from farm to fork, our leafy greens are grown from non-GMO seeds.
AeroFarms recently completed a state-of-the-art facility in Newark, NJ, perfectly poised to serve the NY Metro area. The facility is the world's largest indoor vertical farm for leafy greens. To support substantial interest from national retailers, AeroFarms also plans a significant scaling of our business, including facilities in other cities and countries in the near future. The company is dedicated to enabling local production at a commercial scale in markets throughout the world.
We are looking for an experienced and talented plant scientist to provide scientific direction and leadership for research projects involving flowering fruits and vegetables. The position is part of our Research & Development Department in our new state-of-the-art facility in Newark, NJ. This position will be responsible for all aspects of research and will be responsible for managing work of a lab assistant. You will be held accountable for optimizing growth of new plant varieties and for developing processes to germinate, pollinate and harvest at scale.
In this role, you will join a talented team of scientists and will work cross-functionally to ensure success of long-range goals and strategies. You should have a strong background in high throughput growing, horticulture, plant sciences or plant physiology.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate expertise in applied science and leadership in data analysis and integration efforts. He/she will be an energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high standards and good judgment. In addition, our organization values individuals who can lead by example and keep focus in a team-centered environment.
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
The backing of some seriously impressive firms including Goldman Sachs, Prudential and other leading venture funds.
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