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 a Research Associate 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 offer full time support to Pivot Bio’s proprietary in planta screening platform. Our in planta screening platform provides critical product performance data that informs improvements for downstream microbial engineering targets and advances candidates to field trials. This role will be responsible for maintaining continuity across multiple teams of operators and for providing regular hands-on support and plant expertise for assay operations. The Plant Bioassays Research Associate will support the Operations Team Lead in bringing development work into production and for the continual optimization and expansion of our key capabilities. This role will be lead routine assay operations in plant care, task delegation, materials ordering, assay set up and breakdown, and daily progress reporting in an electronic laboratory notebook and project management software.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in small plant grow room or growth chamber studies and in planta biological screens. We are looking for someone who is energized by working in teams and solving creatively.
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.