Plant Scientist Position

Plant Scientist Position

Local Roots is seeking a Plant Scientist at its premier indoor farm in Los Angeles, CA. Ideal applicants are self-starting problem solvers, hard-working, detail oriented, and exceptionally organized with a passion for , healthy lifestyles, and technology. We are seeking a professional with a true desire to innovate within Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA) and take ownership over projects that will change the world of agriculture.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and implementing a basic research program
  • Working closely with the engineering team to design all aspects of the next generation farms in order to maximize yields and crop health.
  • Developing farm Standard Operating Procedures and improving growing practices to maximize harvest yields


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of professional plant science or horticultural research
  • Indoor growing experience (CEA preferred, but Greenhouse sufficient)
  • PhD in , , horticulture (or equivalent)


Ideal Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years in CEA
  • 10+ years professional plant science research
  • Experience designing, prototyping, sourcing, building, and commissioning greenhouses and indoor farms
  • Experience with programs
  • Experience with plant disease and growing protocols
  • Experience with leafy greens and fruits
  • Experience with vertical hydroponic systems


Please send a resume and cover letter to

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