About Pivot Bio:
At Pivot Bio, we are working together to transform agriculture, finding smarter, more sustainable and, ultimately, more profitable ways for farmers to grow. Working with and for farmers, we’re using cutting-edge science to create a microbial nitrogen for the world’s most vital crops. We are replacing synthetic fertilizers with a more sustainable, nature-driven plant nutrition that benefits farmers, consumers and the planet.
The Plant Bioassays Team at Pivot Bio is looking for an Operations Team Lead who is excited about the challenges of working with novel soil microbes in a high-impact, fast moving, and supportive team environment.
This position will advance Pivot Bio’s product discovery pipeline by planning, organizing, and executing experimentation using our proprietary plant measurement technology. Our in planta screening strategy utilizes proprietary analytical technology developed in-house to provide critical product performance data that informs improvements for downstream microbial engineering targets and advances candidates to field trials. This role will be responsible for transitioning new research applications out of development and into production and for the continual optimization and expansion of our key capabilities. As a Capability Lead for an in-demand resource, this role would work together with scientists from diverse departments and Project Managers to prioritize work and serve as a technical expert for experiment planning.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in assay validation, scaling, operations management, scheduling, and establishing/monitoring statistical process controls. We are looking for someone who is energized by process improvement and solving creatively. Experience working with plants in greenhouse or grow room studies is a plus but not required.
Required education and experience
What we offer:
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The salary range for this Berkeley, CA based position incorporates a premium for the cost of labor in this area. If this role is hired remotely, contact us for the lower range for National Benchmark. Following employment, growth beyond the hiring range is possible based on performance.