Business / Organization Name: 
Cambridge Crops
Contact Person: 
Jacques Grislain
Phone Number: 
857 300 8384
City: 
Boston
Job Title: 
Chief Science Officer
Job Description: 
Cambridge Crops is a biotechnology start-up focused on agriculture applications. Together with MIT and Tufts university we have developed an innovative biofilm that can extend naturally the shelf life of food perishables like fruits and vegetables. We published an article in Nature where we demonstrated that our biomaterial coating extends the shelf life of bananas and strawberries (http://www.nature.com/articles/srep25263). Below are some articles about the technology: http://time.com/4320956/silk-fruit-fresh-study/ http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-silky-solution-to-the-problem-of-wasted-food-1463682435 We are actively looking for a Chief Science Officer with deep knowledge in agriculture to lead the science team and design experiments together with industrial food companies. The start-up is currently raising $1million in a seed round and we have secured 3 partnerships with leading fruit producers to start the pilot phase.
Stockbridge Majors: 
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Food and Farming
Sustainable Horticulture
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Apply as soon as possible ! Please send me your resume at jacques@cambridge-crops.com
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
We are looking for a co-founder role: salary + bonus and equity in the company + status of co-founder.