Careers

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 agricultural 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.

  • Research and Development Leader

    AgBiome is searching for experienced leaders with passion for and expertise in the following disciplines:

     

      • Biochemistry
      • Bioinformatics
      • Entomology
      • Fermentation
      • Nematology
      • Microbiology
      • Molecular biology
      • Plant pathology

     

    Candidates must have the ability to effectively:

      • Lead scientific teams to reach product goals, including planning of project-specific objectives, estimating resource needs and optimizing platforms.
      • Work within multiple teams to outline priorities and allocate resources to projects.
      • Understand and communicate how the details of their discipline contribute to AgBiome’s strategic business plans.
      • Uncover and resolve issues associated with project progress, ranging from experimental details to inter-team communication.
      • Resolve conflicts and live comfortably within the dynamic atmosphere inherent in our unique culture.
      • Communicate complex ideas to various audiences, especially scientists, partners and potentially investors.
      • Act as the point person for specific external partnerships.
      • Formulate IP tactics to protect proprietary projects/products.
      • Lend expertise to critical internal committees, including advancement and job performance, recruiting and hiring, compensation, communication and benefits.
      • Actively recruit, hire, and train employees.
      • Desire to work and train others at the bench.
      • Write scientific papers.

     

    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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  • Plant Transformation Scientist

    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.

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