Head of Terraton (Carbon) Experiment

Indigo Ag

About the organization

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. www.indigoag.com


Systems Innovation is an interdisciplinary team dedicated to the creation of systems that drive radical change in farming, data, technology, and biology.

The Terraton Experiment will be conducted across tens of thousands of farms for over a decade. The goal: to quantify farming practices that maximize the amount of soil carbon and the rate that it accumulates, and to tailor them by region, crop, and soil type.


Build a successful team for Terraton Experiment; become the “go to” person to get things done in the Terraton Exp.
Hire and manage the team to execute on important Terraton Experiment initiatives
Manage cross-Indigo team for Terraton Experiment
Organize structure of teams for field and lab portions of Terraton Exp
Drive and build out processes to manage field experiment & interview staff & lab experiments
Working with Terraton Experiment stakeholders, establish operational/logistical plans for Terraton Experiment fields
Develop strategy to streamline sample labeling/data collection
Own the implementation process for Terraton Exp. as it rolls out



Ability to influence with authority
Ability to create structure out of chaos
Ability to understand, integrate and implement project plans from diverse stakeholders
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines managing large/complex projects and shifting priorities
Ability to build and manage a team effectively
Exceptional organizational skills and high attention to detail (IRBs, registration, feasibility, etc.)
Strong budget writing and management skills
Effective and efficient communicator
Operations ninja – finds efficiencies in time and money that no one else does

Science MS (or demonstrated ability to grasp science concepts quickly and weave them into processes) required
Experience scaling processes and/or organizations required
Background or strong familiarity in experimental design & academic publishing required
Experience writing & managing large grants or contracts required
Experience managing cross functional teams (with different focuses) required
Experience with academic study/environmental process preferred
Field and/or lab experience preferred
Based in Boston, willing to travel 10-15% of the time

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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