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Plant Biologist



Stacked Farm is Australia’s first end-to-end automated, indoor vertical farm. Focused on Quality, Sustainability and Consistency through the benefits that technology and automation can bring to the agricultural industry, the facility uses robotics to minimise large labour-intensive tasks in the production process from seeding through harvest and packing. Their pioneering facility produces year-round crops with commercial scalability, achieving the highest yields whilst maintaining exceptional standards of quality and food safety without compromising taste, nutrition or price point.

The Role
As the plant ramps up production and development, they are now seeking a motivated, energetic, highly specialised scientific biologist to join the team at their new Arundel facility. The facility will be used for R&D, staging of future facility builds and continue to be at the very forefront of the development of plant health and growth conditions. Reporting to the Lead Horticulturist, the role responsibilities of the Plant Biologist include:

  • Measure and analyse plants using microscopic instruments to determine issues at a cellular level
  • Develop and improve nutrient recipes for hydroponic growing
  • Determine and communicate the impact of different nutrients on plant performance
  • Specify and obtain lab tests both in-house and using third party providers
  • Measure and analyse plant data reporting valuable information throughout the business
  • Work alongside and give input to machine vision learning and software development team and implement new technologies

The Person
The right candidate will have tertiary qualifications in either plant biology, plant science, biochemistry or equivalent (PhD will be well regarded), as well as 3-5years experience in the field. They will also have strengths is the following:

  • Exceptional plant nutrition knowledge
  • Significant plant laboratory experience
  • Experience with research and trial protocols is viewed as essential
  • Prior knowledge of hydroponic farming is desirable
  • Technical understanding of the effects of different wavelengths from PAR to plants would be beneficial
  • Organisation, focus and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal and documentation skills
  • Proven ability to apply and adhere to workplace health and safety practices

If this sounds like you and you would love to work with a dynamic team in an innovative industry pushing the envelope of development and balance that with living in the lifestyle location on the Gold Coast region then let’s chat!

To apply, please click here. To find out more please email Gemma Burger at 

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