Sustainability Post-Doctoral Scientist, Carbon

Posted 2 years ago

Location: Boston OR Remote

Job Description (Doctoral Scientist)

We are an international AgTech startup pioneering an ambitious mission in a high-growth industry where agriculture meets technology to solve our toughest climate and economic challenges. Through the use of data-driven insights, natural microbiology, and innovative digital technologies, Indigo Ag is partnering across the supply chain, ultimately cultivating a scalable climate solution and enhanced partner ecosystem that beneficially serves farmers, consumers, and the planet alike.

Our mission is unique, and therefore our teams are too: from multigenerational farming professionals who understand the land as though it were an extension of themselves, to cutting-edge techies on the frontier of innovation, our teams are a reflection of the range of the stakeholders we serve: the Earth, the Farmer, and the Consumer.

The Team:

The Carbon Science & Modeling team connects cutting edge science and research with quantification methodologies at scale through deeply cross disciplinary work. We define the science requirements behind high-quality carbon credits, collaborate with scientists across academia, non-profit and industry, and work on world class data sets and experiments to advance the science around sustainability and agriculture. We are looking for an early-career scientist who is excited by the challenge of scaling scientific insights into global impact. This position is for a full time, fixed-term appointment with a duration of two years.


Lead and manage publication initiatives (peer-reviewed and technical white papers) and strategy for data incorporation and journal selection.
Support research collaborations with external scientists at universities and NGOs
Collaborate with field and data scientists and modelers to publish experimental findings from our multi-year, large-scale, Soil Carbon Experiment studying management practice impacts on soil carbon and other ecosystem services.
Share publication progress at team meetings and contribute in scientific discussions
Delve into different types of analyses to explore data sets and to make new discoveries and recommendations.
Contribute thoughtful, science-driven recommendations for business decisions using effective communication of findings (through synthesis and visualization of quantitative information).
Assist with experimentation and design where appropriate and necessary based on skill set.
Provide data results and findings to wider organization for use throughout the company and to external stakeholders


Strong communication skills along with robust technical writing skills; able to translate results from complex analyses into interpretable results, both visually and verbally, for publication in peer-reviewed journals and technical reports as well as lay audiences.
Solid foundation in statistics and experimental design Strong collaboration proactive and self-directed Thrive in a fast-paced, growth environment


Recent Ph.D. in soil science, agricultural sciences, environmental science or a related discipline Demonstrated record of scientific publication in scientific peer-review journals Deep knowledge of soil sciences and biogeochemical modeling is a plus.
Knowledge of agronomy, agricultural ecosystems, and land management impacts on soil carbon with specific experience in row cropping systems and/or perennial agriculture.

Proficiency with at least one soil biogeochemical models and their processes (e.g. DayCent, DNDC, RothC, etc.)
Understanding of geospatial analysis, statistical analysis & modeling and software tools (proficiency in SQL, Python, R, and experience with version control preferred).

Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
Generous time off
Parental leave
A remote-first organization with flexible work hours
401(k) plan
Indigo is committed to living our values, specifically “creating a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow.” As part of living our values, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment where everyone feels they can be themselves and has an equal opportunity of succeeding.


Job CategoryAgricultural Science, Environmental Science

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