Sr. Agricultural Scientist, Fruiting Crops Job in New Jersey

Sr. Agricultural Scientist, Fruiting Crops Job in New Jersey


Job title: Sr. Agricultural Scientist, Fruiting Crops

Company: Bowery Farming

Expected salary: $125000 per year

Location: Kearny, NJ

Sr. Agricultural Scientist, Fruiting Crops Job Details:

What You Will Do:

  • Translate company strategy into long-term projects, and short and intermediate-term experiments.
  • Design and execute experiments in CEA research rooms, small pilots, and production scale vertical farms with strawberries and other fruiting crops to drive yield and quality.
  • Act as a technical liaison to monitor operations and train operating staff for commercial farm launch.
  • Plan, manage and update projects with Project Management software.
  • Collect phenotypic and environmental data to drive insights in crop performance.
  • Analyze data and report experimental results to the AgScience Team and the Company.
  • Communicate scientific insights to peers and leadership.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on fruiting crop production throughout Bowery.
  • Collaborate with external partners and suppliers. Lead by example to inspire, train and engage team members.

Who You Are:

  • Degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Multiple years of experience with fruiting crop production systems in greenhouse, high tunnel, open field, or CEA.
  • Experience with optimization of fruiting crop growing conditions, systems, and processes for fruit production.
  • Extensive knowledge of plant physiology, experimental design, field trials and statistical analysis.
  • Curiosity and innovative use of technology in plant science.
  • Well-versed in irrigation management systems: ET models, soil moisture probes and automated irrigation techniques.
  • Confident with plant nutrition, fertilizer, and tissue testing.
  • Familiar with CEA environmental control systems: Trane, Priva, Argus, Growlink, Ridder or equivalent.
  • Ability to work independently in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Experience in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary team of Scientists and Engineers to optimize growing conditions, systems, and processes.
  • History of impact from scientific research including previous publication. Ability to clearly communicate complex scientific concepts to cross-functional teams and hourly staff.
  • Experience training, and communicating experimental protocols to hourly staff.

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 you can reap the benefits of every Bowery win
  • The more balance, the better. We offer unlimited paid vacation, paid holiday – plus 16 weeks paid parental leave so you can focus on what matters most
  • From internal mobility to a mentorship program and curated L&D initiatives, we are fully invested in your growth

Our commitment to eliminating bias and ensuring pay equity goes beyond pay transparency. Click here ( ) to learn more about how compensation works at Bowery, how we came up with the salary on this job posting, and what we’re doing to ensure your compensation is internally and externally equitable.

The salary for this role will be $125,000. 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.
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