Associate Plant Scientist

Kearny, NJ /
Agricultural Science – Agricultural Science /
/ On-site
At Bowery, we’re making wildly delicious food more accessible to everyone. Driven by our proprietary end-to-end technology, our farms are transforming the entire fresh food supply chain to be simpler, safer, and vastly more sustainable.

We have 5 farms in operation (including state-of-the-art R&D and innovation farms) and we’re just getting started. We’re backed by tech and agriculture industry leaders with $647M in equity and debt capital, and our products are sold in over 1,400 locations.

Working at Bowery is more than just a job. It’s a chance to make a global impact with first-of-its-kind technology and ridiculously good food. We’re always looking for passionate minds to grow (and eat) with us! Ready to make a real difference? Join us. We’d love to have you here.  

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About the Role:

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Associate Plant Scientist to join the AgScience Team. The Associate Plant Scientist will be responsible for developing a program of research that expands our product portfolio and drives yield and quality improvements.

Bringing expertise in plant physiology and horticulture, the Associate Plant Scientist will develop new product concepts and novel growth recipes that result in yield and quality gains. Working closely with other scientists and our 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 execute experiments in controlled environments
    • Pilot and production-scale vertical farms with leafy greens and herbs
    • Leverage plant phenotyping data to drive insights into our crop performance 
    • Analyze experimental and environmental data using statistical methods
    • Communicate scientific insights to peers and cross-functional teams
    • Integrate computer vision, sensing data, and other experimental observations for new agronomic, biological, and physiological insights

Who You Are:

    • You have plant physiology, crop physiology, horticultural or plant science experience
    • Have an understanding of plant production systems in greenhouses, growth chambers, and traditional field systems
    • You have the ability to work independently in a highly collaborative team environment 
    • A proven track record of impact from scientific research or hands-on experience
    • A natural curiosity and a knack for coming up with innovative uses of technologies in plant science

Benefits As Good As Our Greens:

    • To support you and your family, we offer health, dental, and vision insurance; mental health resources; family forming support; long-term and short-term disability insurance; FSA; HSA; commuter benefits and gym reimbursement
    • 401k retirement plan and company stock options so that you can reap the benefits of every Bowery win
    • The more balance, the better. We offer unlimited paid vacation, paid holiday - plus 16 weeks of paid parental leave so you can focus on what matters most 
    • From internal mobility to a mentorship program and curated learning and development initiatives, we are fully invested in your growth
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The salary for this role will be $80,000. If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply no matter what so we can see your profile and background. You can trust us to make a leveling assessment based on your unique skills and experience and communicate that with you. 

Bowery is an equal-opportunity employer - a place that celebrates unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that will enrich the workplace. We are attempting to redefine what a sustainable agricultural supply chain can look like. We cannot achieve this mission without a team that reflects the diversity of people who want fresh, locally-grown food in regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, national origin, religion, family status, disability, military status, and experience. We strongly encourage people from marginalized communities to apply to join our team.