Plant Pathologist - Kearny (NJ) USA





Job Title: Plant Pathologist 

Location: Kearny, NJ

Full-time - Salaried 


Bowery Farming, the Modern Farming Company, was founded in 2015 with the belief that technology and human ingenuity can grow better food for a better future. Propelled by its proprietary software system, the BoweryOS, Bowery builds smart indoor vertical farms that deliver a wide variety of Protected Produce - in little time, near cities they serve, for a truly local approach. Bowery’s farms are growing the next generation of vibrant and flavorful produce. They’re 100 times more productive on the same footprint of land than traditional agriculture, and grow traceable pesticide-free produce - the purest, best expression of what produce is meant to be - with a fraction of the water and land. 


About The Role:

Bowery Farming is looking for a passionate and committed scientist to join the AgScience Team.  The scientist will be responsible for applied research to develop best practices, methods and  technologies that protect and improve the quality of products in the Bowery vertical farms.  Bringing expertise in plant pathology, horticulture, and/or plant science, the scientist will develop and implement methods to measure and track product quality from harvest to customer as well as packing, storage and handling protocols that preserve product shelf life and quality.  The Scientist will also conduct research to identify pre-harvest environmental conditions and cultivation practices that impact post harvest quality to aid in product development, cultivar selection, recipe optimization and breeding.  As well, the scientist will explore innovations in intelligent packaging to identify new opportunities to improve product quality.   As a member of a cross functional team, the incumbent will work closely with Scientists, Growers, Engineers and Operations to drive innovation in indoor vertical farming. 

What You'll Do

  • Design and execute experiments in controlled environments, pilot and production scale vertical farms with leafy and fruiting crops to drive insights into the impact of genetics, environmental conditions, cultivation practices and post harvesting handling conditions on shelf life and quality
  • Design experiments to identify new opportunities in intelligent packaging Develop methods and protocols for post harvest handling and storage that preserve product quality 
  • Data analysis and reporting of experimental results Communication of scientific insights to peers and leadership


Who You Are

  • Plant pathology, horticultural, or plant science knowledge
  • Understand plant production systems in greenhouses, growth chambers and in the traditional agriculture
  • Understand the current best practices in food production and handling of fresh produce
  • Ability to work independently in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Track record of impact from scientific research
  • Curiosity and innovative use of technologies in plant science
  • Experienced in Horticulture, Plant Science, Plant Pathology, Controlled Environment Science


Who We Are:

  • Bowery is a place where everyone is welcome, included and empowered to reach their full potential 
  • We live our shared values every day in both big and small ways: opt-in, think wildly different, break barriers together & be kind to the core 
  • We are a mission-driven team of unconventional thinkers, problem-solvers, optimists and activators 
  • We share a passion for giving back more to the planet than we take, growing deliciously abundant food without abundant harm
  • We are excited to hear from you!


We celebrate unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures that enrich the workplace. Join us in creating an inclusive work environment that is free of bias and discrimination, where  everyone can be their authentic self.  We strongly encourage people from all walks of life and underrepresented backgrounds to apply and join the Bowery Farming team. We are an equal opportunity employer.


The largest vertical farming company in the U.S., Bowery’s produce is available in almost 800 grocery stores and via e-commerce platforms serving the Tri-state and Mid-Atlantic region, including Amazon Fresh, Albertsons, Giant Food, Hungryroot, Walmart, Weis, Whole Foods Market, and specialty grocers. Based in New York City, Bowery has raised more than $172.5 million from leading investors, including Temasek and GV (formerly Google Ventures), General Catalyst, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Henry Kravis, Jeff Wilke, and Dara Khosrowshahi, as well as some of the foremost thought leaders in food, including Tom Colicchio, José Andres, and David Barber of Blue Hill.


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