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Team Lead, Application Stability & Compatibility

Raleigh, North Carolina

Posted on 04/12/2018


Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in crop nutrition. Our proprietary ON Technology™ harnesses the power of naturally occurring microbes to give crops increased access to key nutrients. It’s a smart, sustainable way for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.

Pivot Bio is seeking a Lead to establish the Application Stability & Compatibility team within the Fermentation-Formulation-Application function, lead the science and development of procedures and protocols, and to ensure stable and compatible applications of our crop nutrition products.  This is a critical role helping to ensure effective production and commercialization of our novel ON Technology ™ products.

Responsibilities of this new role include:

  • Prioritize, plan and direct projects to ensure product compatibility with additives and other chemicals our product may come into contact with when applied in the field
  • Prioritize, plan and direct projects for accurate measurement of shelf-life stability of multiple formulations and create processes to ensure prompt communication with other teams
  • Develop internal high throughput assays for viability screening of various samples
  • Develop Data management and documentation processes to ensure ease of traceability and goal attainment
  • Lead a team of Scientists and Research Associates
  • Support all departments within the F&F&A functions in statistical and data management needs
  • Develop detailed SOPs for internal use
  • Ensure effective application of our SOPs with commercial CROs

Skills/Experience Desired:

  • PhD (with 2-5 years experience) or Master degree (with 7-9 years experience), in microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry or closely related field
  • Strong statistical background including DOE and working with JMP software for data analysis
  • Experience in writing detailed SOPs, quality documents and reports
  • At least 2-5 years data management, project management and people management experience
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills as well as proven experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Be able to communicate effectively with remote sites and employees


Please e-mail your resume to careers@pivotbio.com with “Position: Team Lead, Application Stability & Compatibility” in the subject line.