Animal Science Manager

HI, California, or Remote /
Product – Farm Success /
Full Time, Salaried
/ Remote
About Blue Ocean Barns

Blue Ocean Barns, Inc. (BOB) is a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to solve the climate impact of cattle by working with farmers and food companies to commercialize and rapidly scale the production and use of our proprietary, algae-based livestock feed ingredient.  Originally launched in the heart of Silicon Valley, the company has since established operations on the Big Island of Hawai'i and San Diego.  We are a well-resourced, professionally managed, and rapidly growing company looking for diverse and exceptionally talented people who are motivated to make a meaningful impact on climate change.

Emissions reductions enabled by Asparagopsis have been scientifically proven on three continents. Blue Ocean Barns is cultivating a high-bromoform, low-iodine variety of Asparagopsis, called Brominata, on a commercial scale. We seek an Animal Scientist to launch Brominata on the path to on-farm success.

Responsibilities

    • Lead Blue Ocean Barns’ on-farm demos and product deployments, including on-the-ground troubleshooting and hands-on work
    • Work hand-in-hand with our Carbon Accreditation Lead to collect and analyze the farm data required to generate carbon credits
    • Be the resident expert at Blue Ocean Barns on the published Animal Science literature on Asparagopsis; assist in preparing summaries, analysis, and regulatory documents
    • Assist with Blue Ocean Barns’ ongoing Animal Science research agenda
    • Maintain and update Blue Ocean Barns’ Inclusion Rate Algorithm
    • Work, as part of the Product team, to use insights from on-farm demos to improve our product and accelerate product deployment (e.g., developing new product form factors)
    • Educate farmers, co-ops, and food companies about methane-reducing feed supplements, especially Brominata

You must:

    • Have a minimum of two years experience working with dairy or beef cattle
    • Have a Masters degree in Animal Science or a related field
    • Have experience deploying new cattle feeds or supplements in a research or commercial setting
    • Be comfortable with numbers and scientifically literate
    • Be willing to travel

Ideally, you will:

    • Have a minimum of four years experience; have experience working with both beef and dairy animals
    • Have a PhD in Animal Science or a related field
    • Have completed research on methane-reducing feed supplements
    • Have worked for a successful start-up, having led or played a key role in managing mission-critical projects from start to finish
    • Champion and contribute to creating a culture of rapid prototyping, learning from failure, understanding the needs of stakeholders, being curious, being data hungry, and working collaboratively
    • Solve hard problems, all the time

Compensation and benefits

    • Competitive compensation commensurate with proven ability to execute quickly on the demands of the role
    • Full health, vision, and dental coverage, covering 100% of insurance premium for employee and 50% for dependents
    • Opportunity to participate in employee stock option plan, sharing in ownership of the company
Employment Policy 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.