Founded in 2015, Bowery Farming is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality, local, safe and sustainable produce. Bowery builds smart indoor farms near cities, growing fresher, pesticide-free Protected Produce with bold flavor in precisely controlled environments, 365 days a year. At the heart of each farm is the proprietary BoweryOS, which integrates software, hardware, sensors, AI, computer vision systems, machine learning models and robotics to orchestrate and automate the entirety of its operations. As a result, each farm creates far less waste and uses a fraction of the water and land compared to traditional agriculture.
About The Role:
Bowery Farming is looking for a passionate and committed Plant Scientist to join the AgScience Team. The Plant Scientist will be responsible for developing a program of research that drives yield and quality improvements for current and future Bowery products. Bringing expertise in plant physiology and horticulture, the Plant Scientist will develop novel growth recipes that result in yield and quality gains as well as work to develop new cultivars for commercial production. Working closely with other Scientists and The Agricultural Operations Team, the Plant Scientist will drive new scientific insights through rapid and iterative experimentation to create new value and market opportunities for Bowery.
What You’ll Do:
Design and execution of experiments in controlled environments, pilot and production scale vertical farms with leafy and fruiting crops
Plant phenotyping data to drive insights crop performance
Data analysis and reporting of experimental results
Communication of scientific insights to peers and leadership Integration of computer vision, sensing data, and other experimental observations for new agronomic, biological, and physiological insights
Foundation of crop physiology and the impact of growing environment genetics and management decisions on yield and quality
Who You Are:
You have experience in Plant physiology, crop physiology, horticultural or plant science
You have an understanding of plant production systems in greenhouses, growth chambers, and plant tissue culture vessels
You are able to work independently in a highly collaborative team environment
You have a track record of impact from scientific research
Curiosity and innovative use of technologies in plant science
Who We Are:
Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential.
We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core.
We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators.
We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant.
We are excited to hear from you!
Based in New York City, Bowery is the largest vertical farming company in the United States, serving major e-commerce platforms and more than 850 grocery stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including Albertsons Companies (Safeway and Acme), Amazon Fresh, Giant Food, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers, with produce that’s harvested year-round at peak freshness, delivered within days of harvest. Bowery has raised $472 million from leading investors, including Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Temasek, GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and individuals including Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andrés and David Barber of Blue Hill. For more information on Bowery and its products, please visit www.BoweryFarming.com
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We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where everyone can be their authentic self. We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.