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Environmental Impact Research Intern

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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 products harness the power of naturally occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops and new sustainable ways for farmers to reduce the usage of fertilizers as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.

Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on Forbes or PBS News Hour.

Position: Environmental Impact Research Intern

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9-5

Hourly Payrate: $25/hour for Masters Level Education or $27/hour for PhD level Education

This is an exciting opportunity for a subject matter expert within the field of sustainable agriculture to contribute to Pivot Bio’s impact research. The primary responsibility will be to develop a comprehensive literature review on pathways of nitrogen loss from row cropping systems in relevant crops and geographies and the off-farm impacts of those loss pathways. Depending on interest and expertise, the role may also conduct a technical analysis of existing N2O calculation methodologies and source relevant literature values for regional emissions factors for target crops and regions.

Responsibilities:

In this role, an intern may:

  • Develop literature review contributing to a whitepaper on the impacts of nitrogen loss at various scales
  • Catalog existing process models addressing nitrogen flux in agricultural soils and conduct technical analysis of each
  • Collaborating with the impact team within Finance, PR/Comms, Commerical Sustainability to support research needs and develop annotated issue briefs on specific topics
  • Develop key impact metrics for emerging crops and regions of interest
  • Develop a learning project and present project objective and results upon completion of internship

    Physical Demands:

  • Job will involve mostly office and computer-based work
  • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands, or fingers
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing
  • Communicating with others to exchange information

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Currently pursuing a Masters or higher degree in Resource or Agriculture Economics, GHG modeling, Ecology, Agronomy, Environmental Policy or science, Agricultural Policy, Climate Change or related field
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to self-manage time and execute on assigned responsibilities

*Must be authorized to work in the United States

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to gain professional experience in a progressive company
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team

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