Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is forwarding its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.indigoag.com/     

As a scientist on our GeoInnovation Soil Carbon Science team, you will apply your extensive experience in soil ecology, biogeochemistry and carbon cycle science to assist Indigo’s efforts focused on increasing soil health and soil organic matter via regenerative management practices. Indigo in heavily invested in regenerative agriculture, and recently announced its Terraton initiative designed to aggressively sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide in agricultural soils. To meet the ambitious goals set out for Terraton, Indigo is building a team to support the scientific design and implementation of soil carbon models that will help Indigo quantify changes in soil carbon from different land management practices. As member of the soil carbon science team, you will be instrumental in driving the underlying science and supporting this modeling effort.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide thought leadership for soil carbon modeling activities within Indigo
  • Help set long-term strategy for advancing Indigo’s ability to estimate soil carbon sequestration at farm-to-regional scales
  • Develop strategies to link field measurements to soil biogeochemical models
  • Collaborate with engineers on scale issues and building code that can be deployed into production systems
  • Collaborate with Indigo Terraton and Carbon teams to support Indigo’s approach for monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon credits
  • Contribute thoughtful business recommendations using effective communication of findings (through synthesis and visualization of quantitative information)

Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills; able to translate results from complex analyses into interpretable results, both visually and verbally
  • Enjoys collaborating with and leading others
  • Proactive and self-directed
  • Strong modeling skills, able to write well-documented, clean, maintainable code in a collaborative environment
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, growth environment

Qualifications:

  • PhD in soil science, agriculture science, or a related discipline providing experience in biogeochemical modeling
  • Deep knowledge of soil ecology and biogeochemistry
  • Proven knowledge of agricultural ecosystems and land management impacts on soil carbon
  • Experience in one or more soil biogeochemical models (DNDC, DayCent, COMET, etc.)
  • Prior experience with geospatial analysis, modeling, and software tools
  • Demonstrated record of scientific impact and productivity

 

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