Job Title: Research Associate, Plant Nutrition and disease management

Job description:

  • At Hydrilla, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet.
  • The people and teams who make up Hydrilla are at the core of how we do that. We are an ag-tech company looking for a Research Associate who is excited to enhance all aspects of our vegetable/ herb research and development. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced energetic environment, you've found the right place!


About Role:

  • Hydrilla is looking for a Research Associate who will support all phases of vegetable and herb production and applied plant science research in a modern, high-technology hydroponic & aquaponic farm.
  • The Research Associate will play important in all aspects of nutrition research for vegetable and herb production including: the design, implementation, and analysis of experiments in hydroponic and aquaponics growing environment. Areas of research include: improvement of yield, nutrition, quality, pest and disease management of leafy greens, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

What You'll Do:

  • Coordination of variety screening and breeding trials including trial setup, planting, evaluation, data collection
  • Responsible for providing project status updates related to all research activities to appropriate individuals
  • Monitoring of crop development and health
  • Provide support for germplasm evaluation and vegetable breeding program
  • Assist in propagation and transplanting of various plants
  • Plant health and IPM in controlled environment agriculture
  • Track and report plant health from propagation to harvest

What We're Looking For:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in horticulture, plant breeding and genetics
  • Knowledge and experience in greenhouse / indoor crop production preferred
  • Working knowledge of new technologies/methodologies in plant breeding
  • Strong documentation and written reporting skills
  • Experience with data management and data analysis
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player, self-motivation to complete projects in a timely fashion
  • Self-starting, ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Interested in a dynamic work environment and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Accept personal responsibility for task fulfilment and job performance

About Hydrilla:

Hydrilla is a new kind of Agrotech for a new kind of world. We’re on a mission to bring fresh, local produce to communities everywhere in a way that’s better for the environment by using 1% of the water, 1% of the land, and none of the synthetic pesticides or fertilizers of conventional agriculture. Our local field-scale indoor farms are creating a healthier, more delicious and sustainable future.

We're a smart and fun group of people working hard to setup farms where we grow pesticide-free vegetables that can go straight from farm to table, by marrying technology and plant science. We are not consultants. We are farmers. We help setup farms for others, but we do not deviate from our primary goal of farming and producing good quality vegetables.