Half of our world’s food supply is dependent on synthetic nitrogen fertilizer, yet it has serious environmental impacts. Fertilizer contributes to about 500 ocean dead zones around the globe; decomposes into nitrous oxide which is responsible for about 5 percent of global warming; and prevents the natural ability of soil microbes to produce nitrogen that nourish food crops. Farmers are looking for new tools today that can help them reliably feed their nitrogen-hungry crops in a more environmentally sustainable way.

Recognizing current fertilizer practices are unsustainable, we’re solving the toughest problem of all: nitrogen fixation in cereal crops. Through the power of biology, machine learning and computational modeling, we reawaken microbes’ natural ability to convert nitrogen from the air to meet crops’ daily nitrogen needs.

Pivot Bio Berkeley, California
Sep 10, 2020
Full Time
About Pivot Bio Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population. Read more about Pivot Bio in Grist or Wired . Responsibilities of this new role include: Works as an integral part of our pre-commercial team to achieve project goals Assess microbial purity from the cell bank through all bio-processing steps Develop standard enumeration method and protocols for R&D Ensures viability assay development and optimization for our strains and product concepts including Identifying and tracking microbial morphology (microscopic and colony) in our processes and build model for how these relate to plant outcomes,...
Pivot Bio 1725 Whittlesey Rd, Columbus, GA 31904, USA
Aug 14, 2020
Full Time
Company Description:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.  Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN . Position: Data Scientist/Sr. Scientist-Fermentation and Formulation. Berkeley, CA preferred.  We are rapidly expanding our fermentation and formulation (F&F) teams to improve our ability to develop knowledge and expertise around creating stable formulations in various stages of pipeline from early research to commercialization.  The Data Scientist/bio-statistician will be a critical member of this growing team as we increase the number of strains evaluated in F&F and amount of data...
Pivot Bio 1725 Whittlesey Rd, Columbus, GA 31904, USA
Aug 14, 2020
Full Time
Company Description:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.  Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN . Position:   Flow Cytometer Intern (Location:  Berkeley, CA) The Flow Cytometer Intern is responsible for developing assays on the flow cytometer as well as routine processing of microbial samples for live/dead data analysis. The position includes performing all aspects of flow cytometry testing and analysis: setting up and maintaining the instrument, preparing samples, fine-tuning gating techniques, preparing and maintaining reagents, and troubleshooting. Must be able to work independently and as a...
Pivot Bio 1725 Whittlesey Rd, Columbus, GA 31904, USA
Aug 05, 2020
Full Time
Company Description:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.  Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN . Position: Requirements Analyst , Berkeley, California (preferred)  We are looking for a requirements analyst who has a strong desire to create great biotech software for agriculture. The requirements analyst will assist in the creation of internal software supporting lab operations, greenhouse/field testing, and data science in a rapidly growing company. The requirements analyst will serve as a conduit between subject matter experts, internal customer communities and the software development...
Pivot Bio 1725 Whittlesey Rd, Columbus, GA 31904, USA
Aug 05, 2020
Full Time
Company Description:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.  Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN . Position: Biostatistician / Data Analyst; Preferred location :  Boston, MA or Berkeley, CA Pivot Bio's Scientific Computing team builds data infrastructure, and analyzes data to accelerate development of Pivot's microbial product from lab discovery to on-farm product. The biostatistician will be an integral member of this team through data curation and statistical analysis that makes our R&D focused and effective. In this role they will build predictive models for in vitro and in...
Pivot Bio Berkeley, CA (Remote OK)
Jul 29, 2020
Full Time
About Pivot Bio:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population. Read more about Pivot Bio in  Grist  or  Wired . Data Science/Stats Intern JD (Location: Berkeley, CA; Remote OK) The Pivot Bio field technology team quantifies the sustainability impact of its products through advanced measurement and analytics. Pivot Bio collects data from the greenhouse and the field that contain inherently hierarchical structures, and tools to analyze such data are needed for use by scientists and data scientists within the company. The successful candidate will help design, implement and deploy tools for hierarchical data analysis that can be...
Pivot Bio 213 W Institute Pl, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Jul 22, 2020
Full Time
Company Description:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.  Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN . Position:  Fermentation and Formulation Data Intern; Preferred location: Berkeley, CA We are seeking an experienced software engineer to design, build, and maintain tools that streamline our research and development efforts. As an essential part of our data science team this role will help our researchers develop a pipeline of products to support the agricultural community. This position will focus on data hygiene practices and the implementation of our internal knowledge base infrastructure. As a...
Pivot Bio 7232 Broadway, Jackson Heights, NY 11372, USA
Jul 15, 2020
Full Time
  Company Description:  Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops.  We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.  Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN . Position:  Technical Services Field Manager, Preferred location: Southeastern U.S. We are looking for an experienced Technical Services Field Manager to assist Pivot Bio customers with commercial sales, product education and issue resolution. As a critical member of our Marketing and Commercial team, this role will help positively impact our sales, customers and channel partners while also bringing timely on-the-ground perspective about our product strengths and needed improvements to our...
Pivot Bio Berkeley, CA or Ames, Iowa preferred; Open to remote for the right candidate
Apr 16, 2020
Full Time
About Pivot Bio Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture.  Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops. We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.   Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN . The Sr. Accountant holds an integral role within the Finance organization and participates in the day-to-day financial activities of the business under the direction of the Controller. The Sr. Accountant provides technical accounting support through their expertise in driving the month-end close process and preparation of timely financial statements. The role will work cross-functionally with other departments and will have the opportunity to drive process improvements in a rapidly changing environment....