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BRDG Park Career Opportunities

NewLeaf Symbiotics is currently hiring.

 NewLeaf Symbiotics is hiring for the following positions at BRDG Park on the Danforth Center campus:

  • Web and Database Developer

NewLeaf Symbiotics is seeking a highly motivated individual for a Web and Database Developer position. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for implementation of web-based software and databases targeted at a wide variety of technical projects.

Responsibilities Include:
− Implementation of scientific data entry forms and tools,
− Integration of new data and data types with existing databases,
− Implementation of new data analysis and visualization tools,
− Design and implementation of databases.

Primary duties include implementation and ongoing refinement of web-based software and databases targeted at scientific data entry, analysis of genomic sequences, integrating genotype and phenotype data, data mining, and data visualization.

The successful individual must enjoy working on a team as well as demonstrate the ability to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks. The candidate must possess excellent record-keeping and written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated experience in modern web technologies is required, examples should be included in the application package using github or etc. Experience with cloud-based services such as Amazon’s EC2 platform is preferred. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or 4 years of relevant work experience.

The incumbent will be hired at a level commensurate with their knowledge, skills and abilities. The salary range is competitive. NewLeaf Symbiotics offers a comprehensive benefits package, including stock options, 401K, and a health plan including medical and dental coverage.  In addition, this position is eligible for an annual bonus plan.

Please send a cover letter and CV/Resume to dbryant@newleafsym.com, tmockler@newleafsym.com, and cmcentee@newleafsym.com with the subject Line “Web & Database Developer.” References will be required upon request.

  • Staff Scientist: Molecular Biology & Microbiology

NewLeaf Symbiotics is seeking a motivated Staff Scientist to conduct research aimed at developing plant-associated bacteria as drop-in solutions for agriculture.  The company is a fast-paced and exciting startup company engaged in the discovery, development, formulation, and commercialization of products based on naturally occurring, beneficial plant-associated bacteria.

The company headquarters and laboratories are located in the BRDG Park facility of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in the Creve Coeur area of St. Louis, Missouri.


  • Design and conduct laboratory research in molecular biology, microbiology and plant-microbe interactions both independently and in collaboration with others
  • In collaboration with Bioinformatics continually improve predictability of primary assay screens
  • Prepare and communicate protocols, reports and analyses regularly to the team and NLS leadership
  • Remain current in literature in discipline, and create and design new methods to advance company goals
  • Assist with other related lab and greenhouse projects as needed to help NewLeaf Symbiotics meet its R&D objectives


  • Educational requirements are a Ph.D. with 2+ years (or M.Sc. with 4+ years) of academic and/or industrial in one or more areas related to molecular biology, microbiology, metagenomics, plant-microbe interactions or microbial ecology
  • Based on genomics and phenomics data, ability to design hypotheses to test in the laboratory/greenhouse/field to support the product development
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with excellent problem-solving, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work independently as well as in a collaborative and cross functional team-environment (plant biology, microbiology, bioinformatics)
  • Proficiency at multi-tasking and prioritization of assignments in a fast-paced and often changing research environment
  • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques including
    • DNA/RNA extractions, cloning, RT-PCR, qPCR, and PCR techniques
    • Illumina or other next generation sequencing and library preparation
    • Computational biology skills a significant advantage
  • Able to work in growth chamber and greenhouse settings

NewLeaf Symbiotics offers competitive salary and benefits. Qualified candidates should submit a single file to nbreakfield@newleafsym.com that includes a detailed cover letter explaining qualifications for and interest in the position, thorough CV or resumé (>1 page is acceptable), and complete contact information for three professional references.



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BRDG Park at The Danforth Plant Science Center
1005 N. Warson Road, Ste 201
Saint Louis, MO 63132

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