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Kearny, NJ

Founded in 2015, Bowery Farming is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality, local, safe and sustainable produce. We build 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. For more insight on our culture, our teams, and all the things that make us so unique, check out The Roots: Bowery Farming’s People Podcast.
About The Role:
Bowery Farming is looking for a passionate and committed R&D Specialist to join the AgScience Team. The R&D Specialist will be responsible for execution of farming and R&D related tasks in the R&D facilities. With the goal of operational excellence, the R&D Specialist will work with the R&D Experiment Coordinator, R&D Team Leads  and Scientists to execute the day to day operations of the R&D farms including seeding, transplanting, data collection, irrigation and harvesting. The R&D Specialist will also work to collect specialized R&D data, crop measurements and recipes configurations partnering with R&D Experiment Coordinator, R&D Team Leads and scientists on experiment design, execution, crop monitoring and on continuous improvement projects.

What You’ll Do:

  • Set up and maintain experimental systems 
  • Breakdown of experiments – clean trays, reservoirs, pipes, and rafts. 
  • Plant Science – mass measurements, assist in taking plant physiology measurements including leaf and flower size and area, collection of water and plant samples for analysis, execution of routine lab analyses and data entry 
  • Assist with genotyping and breeding programs 
  • Collection of compliance data
  • Plant Culture – work involved in seeding, transplanting, irrigation, pollination, harvesting, shelf life data
  • Recipes optimization
  • Handling of special scientific equipment
  • Who You Are:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a highly collaborative team environment 
  • A high level of ownership of the R&D operations 
  • Drive for innovation and continuous improvement 
  • Willingness to work occasionally on weekends when required 
  • 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 harm
  • We are excited to hear from you!
  • Benefits and Perks:

  • Free benefits from Day 1 for employee (Medical, Dental, Vision) 
  • Heavily subsidized benefits for your family from Day 1 
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental leave for all new parents (full-time employees)
  • Competitive vacation and sick time off
  • 401K & company stock
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability 
  • Free Mental Health Resources and Wellness Benefits including Spring Health (personalized quality therapy and psychiatry for mental health needs), Headspace (unlimited access to guided meditation sessions, Aaptiv (virtual fitness classes), Carrot (family forming support), Quit Genius (support for quitting addictive habits)
  • Uniforms and PPE provided by Bowery
  • Free leafy greens & more…
  • 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. To date, we have 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.
    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.

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