Fermentation and Formulation Data Intern

  • Pivot Bio
  • 213 W Institute Pl, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
  • Jul 22, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

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 data driven company, this F&F Data Intern will be instrumental in aiding in the creation of our next generation products.


  • Collaborate with research scientists to identify and understand their analytical and informatics needs and translate these into solutions.

  • Develop data flow, structure and best methods to capture and input data.

  • Curate internal protocols and internally generated data while helping prototyping ETL pipelines.

  • Work with scientists to develop practices to quality control internally generated data.

  • Build a working knowledge of technologies, development tools, practices, methods and libraries relevant to software engineering and data science.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Biological Sciences or related subjects, or equivalent experience requiring understanding of molecular biology and related terminology.

  • 1+ years professional programming experience demonstrating proficiency across a range of technologies related to programming languages, data integration, data warehousing, visualization and analytics.

  • Experience using a web framework or doing data analysis.

  • Collaborative team player with ability to acquire and review information quickly with strong attention to detail.

What we offer:

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup
  • Stock options
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums
  • Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability policies
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match
  • Commuter benefits
  • Annual Training & Development support
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team

Organization Size



Food & Agriculture

Climate Solutions

Nutrient Management

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