Robigo is engineering the plant microbiome to reduce disease in crops. Each year, over 6 billion pounds of pesticides are used globally to protect crop production. At Robigo, we’re working towards creating sustainable alternatives to traditional chemical pesticides that will be more effective at controlling crop diseases, safer for human field workers, and compatible with next gen agricultural practices that will be required to meet the needs of the growing global population. Founded by MIT synthetic biologists, we are a VC-backed, pre-seed stage biotech start up looking to grow our scientific team.
We’re looking for a high energy, inquisitive, and driven plant biologist to supercharge our efforts to test our product against a range of plant pathogens in lab-grown plants. As part of our plant biology team, you will support our in-lab plant research efforts. The ideal candidate will have experience growing plants for research purposes and have strong communication and time management skills. This position is best suited for a self-motivated individual looking to work in a young, mission-driven company.
What You’ll Do
This position will require exceptional time management, strong organizational skills, and great communication to achieve ambitious goals for this young company.
- Work closely with a small team to manage complex plant experiments
- Be responsible for growing and caring for plants using plant growth chambers
- Monitor, assess, and quantify bacterial load in plants and track disease progression
- Contribute meaningfully to the success of the company with opportunities to grow and become a leader in the company
Who You Are
- A college graduate with prior research experience in plants or 3+ years of industry experience
- Are motivated to take part in the building of an organization and creating an awesome place to work.
- Are motivated to learn.
- Are capable of handling the uncertainty that accompanies a new business venture.
- You believe strongly in our mission and are excited to have a positive impact on the global food supply chain and reducing agriculture’s impact on the environment.
- You want to want to go to work every day. You should like having fun.
- Experience growing plants in growth chambers for research
- Experience working with multiple crop types
- Experience performing and/or developing assays to measure pathogen load and quantifying disease in plants
- Ability to communicate effectively with people from different disciplines
- Nice to haves: Experience performing confocal microscopy, sequencing plant microbiomes, greenhouse or field trial scale experiments, some knowledge of host-pathogen interactions
How to Apply
Please email your CV and cover letter to email@example.com.