Greenhouse Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago

Location: Los Alamos, NM

Compensation: $58K – $63K plus bonus/incentives and benefits 

 

About this opportunity: 

Pebble Labs is a cutting-edge biotechnology company dedicated to using science to improve human conditions, by developing novel strategies to address real life problems in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner. We are rapidly growing and are looking for enthusiastic and driven contributors to join a multicultural and diverse scientific team.

We are looking for a reliable and self-motivated person with a keen eye for detail, as the ideal candidate will have significant work experience overseeing Greenhouse operations plus solid technical knowledge. You should have the manual dexterity and physical stamina necessary for this work. Flexibility to work on weekends as needed.

Pebble Labs is located in the scientific hub of Los Alamos, New Mexico and draws upon the synergy of one of the top laboratories in the United States. Neighboring Santa Fé and Taos communities with its diverse cultural, artistic and music scene, together with outdoors activities including skiing, hiking and fishing in the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez ranges, offers a unique living and family friendly environment.

Learn more about Pebble Labs at pebblelabs.com

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Horticultural Sciences, Agronomy, Plant Biology, or related natural science required.
  • Master’s degree desirable.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Previous experience overseeing inventory of plants and supervision of greenhouse employees.
  • Knowledgeable about the stages of plant life and diseases that may occur.
  • Water chemistry management/analysis.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and accurately maintain plant production pipeline for greenhouse and growth chambers (germination, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, properly discarding plant material).
  • Participate in planning for Greenhouse expansions and additional plants.
  • Manage, coach, and train greenhouse team.
  • Coordinate closely with scientists who use plants for experiments.
  • Monitor plant health and conduct pest management, nutrient and pH remediation, as needed.
  • Regularly check water and control systems for the greenhouse and growth chambers, including hydroponics system. Install, troubleshoot, and upgrade irrigation and control systems as needed.
  • Help develop and follow standard operating protocols for tracking information on hemp plants from germination to destruction (barcode system).
  • Perform necessary cleaning activities, such as sterilizing growth chambers in the event of a contamination problem.
  • Promptly inform Facilities Leadership of any equipment malfunction and support the troubleshooting process.
  • Develop and promote greenhouse programs.
  • Provide support to scientists in plant experiments, including agrobacterium infiltration assays and plant transformation experiments. 

 

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