Do you want to be part of a truly revolutionary effort to understand and apply plant microbiomes to improve agriculture and help feed the world? AgBiome, a biotech startup located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is looking for scientific leaders to help us carry out discovery of biologicals and traits on a scale never before attempted. We are growing scientific, business, and cultural systems to reach our aim of being the most successful aThe grind teamgricultural innovator ever. AgBiome’s organization is based on shared commitment and coupling responsibility to expertise, creating a flexible, collaborative environment for a uniquely productive and enjoyable work experience.  Our culture looks and feels casual but is built on scientific rigor and well-elaborated processes.

We are always looking for people who will not only thrive but will help the company excel. We encourage and reward flexibility and enthusiasm for learning new roles. We interview only highly qualified candidates who pass multiple reference checks. If you are interested in a career with us, please apply online using the links below.

Job Description:

We are looking for an exceptional scientist to join our team in the Microbiology Group at AgBiome. If you are curious, self-motivated, and ready to make a real impact in the agricultural biotech industry, you are the applicant we want. The Microbiology team at AgBiome isolates and cultures diverse microorganisms from environmental samples, including soil and plant tissue, and uses these to feed our biological and trait product pipeline. This is primarily a laboratory position, with some additional time spent on data management and analysis, with additional job responsibilities and opportunities to adapt based on qualifications and performance. We are an innovative company, and therefore flexibility and enthusiasm for learning new roles will be rewarded.

Skills and Qualifications:

This job requires laboratory training and experience in sterile technique and microbial culturing, attention to detail, a willingness to learn new skills, and a flexible, entrepreneurial attitude. As part of a small and fast-moving team, you must have excellent communication skills, initiative, and be a creative independent thinker. Candidates must have a BS or MS degree in microbiology or a related field.  Relevant industry experience is beneficial, but not necessary.  Knowledge of, and experience with, building and screening culture collections would be a plus.  New graduates with the right attitude are encouraged to apply.If you think plush microbe toys make great desk decorations and appreciate colleagues who agree, or if you can streak a plate blindfolded, you might be just who we are searching for!

AgBiome is a revolutionary early stage research and discovery company in Research Triangle Park, NC, committed to decreasing risk and improving yield in agriculture in order to feed our growing world population. Enthusiastic applicants should please submit a cover letter and CV detailing why they would be a good fit for the position and how they could contribute to the AgBiome team. Applications without a cover letter, will not be considered.

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***New Posting***

Do you like the smell of Agrobacterium in the morning? Do you know what it takes to make dozens of transgenic plants in one day? We are looking for exceptional scientists to join our team and expand plant transformation efforts at AgBiome. We are looking for curious, self-motivated, friendly, creative, and well organized scientists to make a real impact in the agricultural biotechnology industry. If you are ready to take full advantage of your maize and soybean transformation experience at an exciting and expanding organization, then you are the applicant we want.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • BS, MS or Ph.D. with at least 3+ years of successful work making transgenic plants
  • Knowledge of a variety of methods and crops is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and refine plant transformation protocols
  • Proven success establishing a plant transformation facility (or a strong desire to do so)

AgBiome compensation packages include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity grant
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • 401K plan plus matching company contribution

AgBiome is a revolutionary early stage research and discovery company in Research Triangle Park, NC, committed to decreasing risk and improving yield in agriculture in order to feed our growing world population. Enthusiastic applicants should please submit a cover letter and CV detailing why they would be a good fit for the position and how they could contribute to the AgBiome team. Applications without a cover letter, will not be considered.

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***New Posting***

AgBiome is a revolutionary agricultural innovation company in Research Triangle Park, NC, committed to decreasing risk and improving crop production in order to feed our growing world population.  We have discovered and developed a pipeline of products, both traits and biologicals, which we partner with other companies and/or take to market ourselves.

AgBiome is growing and always seeking exceptional candidates to help lead existing and new efforts at our facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.  A willingness to embrace our cultural values will be critical for success in this role.  We have a unique self-organizing culture, and we are looking for leaders with well-developed skills in the areas of service, initiative, and influence.  We believe that these are critical qualities even in traditional hierarchical organizations.  Unlike most such organizations, at AgBiome you cannot hide in the inky shadows of the org chart and expect to be effective based on an arbitrary reporting structure (which we don’t have).  We embrace these skills explicitly and work together to improve ourselves.

 Professional qualifications needed:

  • Business or technical knowledge in a field relevant to AgBiome
  • Proven record of successful leadership in industry or ag biotech
  • 5+ years industry or ag biotech experience and PhD or Masters degree

Scientists with world-class expertise in any one of the following disciplines:

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • English or other modern language
  • Entomology
  • Fermentation
  • Nematology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Plant pathology
  • Plant Physiology

Most Important Personal Skills and Experience

Service

  • You understand how ‘leadership as service’ models work in the real world, and have a track record of helping those around you succeed.
  • You understand goals and can help those around you align with company priorities.
    • You can help colleagues and teammates connect our long-term vision to our 3-year, 1-year, and immediate objectives.

    Initiative

    • You have a consistent track record of success in identifying, developing, and executing new business or scientific ideas.
    • You are internally motivated for success, and understand the pitfalls of inaction in an entrepreneurial environment.
    • You have a well-developed and mature sense of risk versus reward in business and/or science.

    Influence

    • You can thrive in complex environments, and have all the interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills to be a top performer in most situations.
    • You understand the difference between good and bad conflict, and you can help others find effective resolutions.

    Apply via our website at www.agbiome.com, or email your CV and cover letter to jobs@agbiome.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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***New Posting***

The formulation scientist will develop and optimize formulations and formulation manufacturing processes for novel biological pest and disease control products. These products are based on microbes that are identified as having biopesticidal activity by screening our large microbe collection.  The formulation scientist will develop processes and materials that will stabilize these microbes so they have commercially-appropriate shelf life and application characteristics.  He or she will develop downstream processes for economical production of these stabilized formulations at lab and pilot plant scale, and will assist with scale-up of production as needed for registration and field trials.   Statistical design of experiments, data collection and analysis, and coordination of teams of scientists in-house and with off-site collaborators/toll manufacturers will be required.

Requirements

 An advanced degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or the equivalent is required. Work experience should include 5+ years at the PhD level, or 7+ years at the M.S. level, in an industrial research environment. Experience with interdisciplinary teams and with presenting complex data to diverse audiences is critical.  Exposure to manufacturing processes and economics is a plus.

An intense focus on both productivity and research quality is essential.

We have a unique self-organizing culture, and we are looking for leaders with well-developed skills in the areas of service, initiative, and influence.

 

  • Service: You understand how ‘leadership as service’ models work in the real world, and have a track record of helping those around you succeed.  You understand goals and can help those around you align with company priorities.  You can help colleagues and teammates connect our long-term vision to our 3-year, 1-year, and immediate objectives.
  • Initiative: You have a consistent track record of success in identifying, developing, and executing new ideas.  You are internally motivated for success, and understand the pitfalls of inaction in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Influence: You can thrive in complex environments, and have all the interpersonal and emotional intelligence skills to be a top performer in most situations. You understand the difference between disagreement and conflict, and you can help others find effective resolutions.

 

We believe that these are critical qualities even in traditional hierarchical organizations.  Unlike most such organizations, at AgBiome you cannot hide in the inky shadows of the org chart and expect to be effective based on an arbitrary reporting structure (which we don’t have).  We embrace these skills explicitly and work together to improve ourselves.

Flexibility and willingness to take on a variety of roles in a small company, a good sense of humor, and a wild enthusiasm for providing cool new products to agriculture are also really necessary.

AgBiome is a revolutionary early stage research and discovery company in Research Triangle Park, NC, committed to decreasing risk and improving yield in agriculture in order to feed our growing world population.  Apply via our website at www.agbiome.com, or email your CV and cover letter to jobs@agbiome.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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We are looking for a unique individual to take on some of the most important tasks in the lab!  If you possess a dedicated mind that insists on methodical and meticulous work habits, and are ready to make a significant impact on agricultural biotech, you may be the person we are seeking. Your primary responsibility will be to prepare the media and solutions that support all laboratory activities at AgBiome. As such, you can take satisfaction and pride in knowing that your work will be essential for the success of the science and technology at our company.

Skills and Qualifications:

You should have a minimum of 5 years of experience making media and solutions in a laboratory setting.  Applicants with experience making plant transformation media are strongly preferred.  Additional requirements of the position include: A 2-Year (or higher) college degree, basic chemistry and math skills, and mastery of sterile technique are required.  You will be part of a high-performance scientific team, so good communications skills, overall enthusiasm for your work, and active engagement with fellow team members are also essential skills.  Please include a brief explanation of why you are interested in this position in your cover letter, and sent it to career (at) agbiome (dot) com along with a resume.

AgBiome is a revolutionary early stage research and discovery company in Research Triangle Park, NC, committed to decreasing risk and improving yield in agriculture in order to feed our growing world population. Applicants should please submit a cover letter and CV detailing why they would be a good fit for the position. Applications made directly to individual AgBiome employees will be re-directed to apply via the website.

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