Data Science/Stats Intern

  • Pivot Bio
  • Berkeley, CA (Remote OK)
  • Jul 29, 2020
Full time jobs

Job Description

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 used by non-experts within Pivot Bio.


  • Help determine our data science strategy for hierarchical modeling.
  • Implement common hierarchical models in Python.
  • Develop simple-to-use tools to verify that the models converge properly.
  • Work with scientists within Pivot Bio to make sure the interface and outputs of your tools meet the needs of stakeholders.


  • Pursuing a PhD. in a quantitative discipline, such as ecology, computer science, or statistics.  
  • Experience with Bayesian or hierarchical/mixed effect modeling. 
  • Experience with statistical model development in Python, GUI development is a plus.
  • Enthusiasm for working with challenging, noisy data.

Organization Size



Food & Agriculture

Climate Solutions

Nutrient Management

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