Calling the curious

Seed is a life science and consumer health company focused on the microbiome and its undeniable potential in shaping the future of human and planetary health.

We’re seeking kindred dot-connectors to join our ecosystem of leading microbiome scientists, doctors, storytellers, designers, artists, filmmakers, poets, and translators. Come redefine health with us, 634 steps from the beach in sunny Venice, California.

Seed is an equal opportunity employer. For us, diversity isn’t an HR metric—it is the result of billions of years of evolution; it’s our nature. To serve our community inclusively means to cultivate a relative abundance of perspectives, backgrounds, geographies, and experiences. Like in biology, each role and its function is key to the productivity, sustainability, and resilience of our ecosystem.

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Creative

You are responsible for executing digital ad campaigns and designing a variety of growth-focused assets including funnels, landing pages, drip campaigns, emails, and paid social assets. You will collaborate with our small but agile design team, focused on creating exciting and innovative ways to translate complex scientific and health-related concepts, as well as communicating Seed’s brand message and product differentiation to our global audience. If you are excited about the idea of designing advertising that triggers a behavioral response via visual design, you know the trends in visual advertising, and you consider yourself a social media junkie, then this is the job for you.

Who you are:

  • 2+ years of digital design experience
  • Expert knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop, including creating motion graphics using the timeline feature in Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of video editing / GIF creation, Keynote
  • Experience executing on corporate and brand identities and respective brand guidelines
  • Extensive experience with e-commerce and growth-related design, especially landing pages, emails, and paid social assets
  • Experience creating infographic or data visualizations
  • Asset management—track changes in aspect ratios and resolutions across advertising platforms
  • Works inter-departmentally to balance the needs of the brand team and growth marketing team
  • Works with Design Director to interpret data-driven feedback provided by growth team and external partners to create a variety of options for A/B testing
  • Positive and open to feedback
  • Strong communicator
  • Curious experimenter
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The marriage of words and images is your storytelling superpower. That juxtaposition has the power to build global brands and you know how to do it. You think in marketing and cultural relevance and know when to pull the brand lever vs. the conversion lever but also believe they inform each other. While you make things look, feel, and read beautiful, you’re low-fi and scrappy and can move projects from dream to reality with technical skill and competence. A touchpoint is a touchpoint is a touchpoint; from pixels to party favors, you can weave brand magic and consistency.

Ideally, you’re a swiss army knife: comfortable working across (and unifying) many different platforms including photography, motion, digital/web, branding, landing pages, drip campaigns, emails, paid assets, experiential, packaging, art direction, etc. Maybe you dabble in motion design, set design, photography, illustration, or experiment with AR…or build plant walls…or maybe you’re just a badass specialist.

In addition to your obsession with typography and tight visual systems, you seek to improve and push the company beyond current trends—we are not looking to create yet another “millennial” startup. You could wake up every day with the mission to make science accessible and cool. Pushing boundaries and buttons as a method to counter-program against the noise (especially when it comes to science) is intriguing. You empathically know how to meet people where they are and how to bring them along for the journey. Metrics do not make your skin crawl, they inspire. In your experience, you’ve told a lot of stories, created a lot of stuff, and you’re ready for something that satisfies. You’ll be pushed outside of your comfort zone and required to work within mediums outside your typical gig.

Regardless of your background, you’ll work with the Design Director and Creative EP to push the brand forward as we launch new products, channels, markets, and partnerships.

Who you are:

  • 6+ years of professional design experience preferably with print and brand development
  • Expert: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Figma
  • Basic knowledge of video editing / GIF creation
  • Bonus: After Effects, photography, and retouching
  • Positive, and open to feedback
  • Strong communicator
  • Curious experimenter
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Video Editor & Motion Graphics Animator

You are an extraordinary combination of right-and left-brain—USPs and visual storytelling; growth and brand. You can intuit, concept and create assets that help us grow.

You will be responsible for executing growth-focused assets across landing pages, email drip campaigns, product explainer videos, 101s, infographics, and most critically, paid social ads—especially those in motion. You are the perfect synthesizer of direct response best practices (that convert) and branding best practices (that communicate who we are and are not dilutive). You think deeply about how type and imagery dance together, and about how juxtaposition and timing can mean the difference between working and not working. You deeply understand the native gestures of the platform you’re designing for, how humans use that platform, and how the UX / UI of an asset optimizes for growth. Other companies share your work internally as an example of great design and sophisticated branding, while also feeling clever, clear and intelligent. You are obsessed with the space between data and beauty and will obsessively optimize and tweak as we learn. 

You will collaborate with our small but agile design, data and marketing team—focused on creating compelling and innovative ways to translate complex scientific and health-related concepts, as a part of communicating Seed’s brand message, category education, and product differentiation to a global audience across various channels. You also consider behavioral science, trends and insights, the nuance of copy and language, and you understand the human cues of growth advertising and communicating. Your portfolio speaks to all of this—from :06 second social posts to full :90 second commercials to mini documentary pieces to a single powerful image with type that immediately communicates. 

You will: 

  • Conceive, craft, and execute dynamic video edits that captivate a social-driven audience and hit KPI goals determined by our growth and data team.
  • Be scrappy and resourceful in re-purposing assets, making stock beautiful, and creating in creative ways—you go away and come back with ideas and concepts that everyone Slacks about while you’re presenting . Even your first boards elicit lots of internal emojis. 
  • Collaborate across growth, brand, creators, and even our R+D team to gather data and synthesize in creative. 
  • Develop best practice trending content editing techniques to enhance content performance across paid social, as well as extend content across organic social.
  • Continually survey and discuss social media, digital and cultural trends and happenings.
  • Master of all aspects of video Post Production including editing, color grading, sound design and mastering for delivery across all social media platforms.

Who you are:

  • 4+ years of digital design and growth design experience
  • Expert in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience managing other editors is a plus
  • Deep understanding and expertise on all social platforms and traditional media
  • Proficient with After Effects—Motion / Text Animation Skills Required
  • Experience directing and camera operation at a DP level is a major plus
  • Experience in DTC (especially, Wellness, Health, a plus)
  • Communicating science is a major plus
  • Experience concepting and executing within brand identities and respective brand guidelines
  • Extensive experience with e-commerce and growth-related performance design, especially landing pages, emails, and paid social assets
  • Experience creating infographic or data visualizations
  • Asset management—track changes in aspect ratios and resolutions across advertising platforms
  • Work inter-departmentally to balance the needs of growth and brand  
  • Interpret data-driven feedback provided by the growth team and external partners to create a variety of options for A/B testing (and maybe C / D / and E )
  • Positive and open to feedback, collaboration, and different styles of giving notes—all in the service of getting it right and doing our best work
  • Strong communicator
  • Curious experimenter
  • Consumer of culture and content
  • Empathic human that understands the power of visual storytelling and feels accountability for what and how we do that with beauty and integrity
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Marketing

We’re building a partnership and affiliate program that goes way beyond “influence”—we’re revolutionizing the way people understand our bacterial world, both inside and out. It’s more than Instagram and YouTube, it’s a movement based in science and accountability.

A community builder at heart, your tenacious spirit is paired perfectly with your patience and empathy. You’re equal parts data analytics and creative. “Disorganized” isn’t a word in your vocabulary—you are detail obsessed, the epitome of coordinated, and love the feeling of crossing something off your to-do list or a 5,000 line Google Sheet. And when you’re not living in, and maniacally managing, the nitty gritty, you’re exploring—and actioning that exploring with DMs and cold emails to the humans you are most interested in. You’re curious, actively seeking out opportunities to learn, and thrive in processing new information. You are the dot connector of all dot connectors. You understand 1+1=3. And you see the matrix. One of your passions is finding unique voices to cultivate a diverse ecosystem of perspectives.

As an Ambassadors + Partnerships Manager, you will be in charge of maintaining relationships with our affiliate partners, communicating the awesome work at Seed to ensure they know about initiatives beyond our work with them and thereby become the steward of our Seed University program. You will assist with crucial campaign details—running channel analytics, drafting contracts, tracking creative assets, and coordinating live dates. You will source new talent, voices, humans, superorganisms every week to continuously grow and support our expanding partner ecosystem. You will identify unique niches and interest areas that align with ours to uncover new cohorts and communities.

Who you are:

  • 3+ years of experience in influencer marketing, partnership, or ambassador roles
  • Deep understanding of FTC guidelines and compliance
  • Familiarity with influencer marketing platforms, namely Grin
  • Comprehensive experience and knowledge of Instagram and YouTube algorithms
  • Data-driven and creative (left / right brained)
  • Extraordinary written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive and open to always improving
  • Committed to education and deepening self-learning and understanding of Seed, our brand, values, products, and the science behind what we do
  • Ability to keep composure under pressure

 

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Summer plans? You and your 38 trillion bacteria are invited to join the Seed ecosystem for an 8-week remote internship full of curiosity, learning, creativity, and fun. You’ll work with our Design team to support ongoing initiatives at Seed.

At Seed, the Scientific Method guides our mindset of experimentation, observation, and iteration. Our work is persistent, curious, and open-minded, but deeply meticulous and exact. Just like there are no shortcuts to health, there are no shortcuts to learning.

Throughout the summer, you’ll gain invaluable experience working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving startup—building your design skills and learning how design functions across different departments, from production to social media.

As a Superorganism, you are a self-start that thinks outside the box. You are a detail-oriented, diligent do-er, but most of all, you seek a higher purpose in what you do. You want to contribute first-hand to the magic and wake up every day to make science and health accessible, cool, and empowering through designs and visualizations.

Curiosity drives you—you’re actively seeking out opportunities to learn, and thrive in processing new information, with a strong work ethic to match. Sound like you? Our microbes are ready to meet. 👋

What you’ll do:

  • Spearhead your own projects
  • Support team goals and initiatives
  • Meet one-on-one with the Design Director to create timelines, get feedback, and triage
  • Bring feedback and a fresh perspective to team meetings 
  • Expand upon your design communication skills (whether that’s through a beautiful Keynote, an educational Instagram post, or a rad t-shirt design)
  • Appreciate the importance of science communication and bringing science to life through design
  • Learn about bacteria, the microbiome, probiotics, and the role they play in our health—for humans and the planet
  • Shift your perspective from the Macro → to the Micro

Who you are:

  • Willing to work a remote internship
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen, available to work 25 hours/week (Pacific time) for the duration of the internship
  • Undergrad (junior, senior) or within 6 months of graduation by the start date
  • Extraordinary written and verbal communication skills
  • Multi-channel, multi-tasking, multi-disciplinary—experience across various touchpoints, including social, web, and email 
  • Data-driven and creative (left / right brained)
  • Always up for a challenge—you’re able to work in a fast-paced environment, quickly respond to changing timelines and priorities, and learn on your feet
  • Positive, adaptable, and open to always improving
  • Meticulous at file organization, proactive, patient, solutions-driven, and not afraid to roll up your sleeves
  • Committed to education and deepening self-learning and understanding of Seed, our brand, values, products, and the science behind what we do
  • Experience with Figma, Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Keynote, Google Suite, Zoom, and Slack
  • Experience with animations is a plus, plus. We love a good GIF.
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For us, ‘brand’ goes far beyond visual guidelines and a voice deck. It permeates through everything: every word, event, product launch, piece of translational content, campaign, social post, press release, email, Slack—and email signature. It evokes our worldview and integrity, offers a belief system and values that go far beyond the products we sell. It’s a mechanism we use to shift perspective—sometimes even our own. And in the confusing, politicized and hyperbolic world of health and “wellness,” it amplifies science, advocates for education, and champions humanism, even when shortcuts to growth are tempting. When expressed well, it’s like bacteria: invisible, impactful, and omnipresent.

We’re humans with big ideas, big convictions, and a big story to tell through the lens of the invisible world of microbes. We wake up each day to nudge the world  forward. You (and your heart, brain, strategy, execution and words) will help us distribute and amplify our message at the right time, in the right way. 

You will join us as a Director of PR + Communications to own all PR and amplification. Today, this means managing two US agencies (consumer / science + tech + business), as well as territory-specific international agencies in the UK (with potentially more in Hong Kong, Australia and APAC). You will also collaborate and coordinate across agencies with partners, universities and various KOL representatives.  

Most foundationally, you are an extraordinary writer. You know the medium is the message. And you know how to message. Talking points, briefs, emails that hook, copy that can be copied and pasted to construct the narrative you’re trying to tell (read: write the article in the brief), well-timed connecting of dots with relevant links sending beacons out into the world that can change the trajectory and signal strategically. Your brief on ‘pants announcing pockets’ would get into FastCompany and communicate a kind of sophistication in creating relevance, hooks, entertainment, meaning and why this innovation is the future. 

You are an incredible mimic and can quickly get yourself up to speed on any topic and write a brief or press release as you concurrently learn and gain domain expertise from a variety of angles. You are extraordinary at external partner management and internal communications and coordination—the success of an agency or partner is the direct result of your precision, proficiency and oversight—all done with kindness and a natural skill set to become the favorite client.

You are so good at this, the founder of an agency will directly email us and write, “I just wanted to let you know that [insert your name] is extraordinary and our team loves working with them.” This skill is what makes you so compelling to partners, KOLs and helps ensure agencies do their best work. You are comfortable across channels for a fast-moving startup, you live in Google Sheets, Asana and rolling up your sleeves to get shi*t done with an exceptional pairing of both quantity and quality. You will have a lot of surface area internally and externally, and will thrive in interacting with humans at all levels of our ecosystem—leadership, partners, affiliates, influencers, team members. Your work style immediately engenders trust because nothing slips through and your organization and communication style is impeccable, even when you don’t always have an answer. 

Your personal network and ecosystem are unrivaled. You are not reliant on agency relationships entirely and will have a plan for when to build an in-house team and when to continue with external partners. 

You have worked in health, science and consumer. You are strangely versed in scientific publication amplification, corporate development signaling, founder brand building, consumer product placement and the Venn diagram of science / biotech, consumer / DTC, tech, business and relevant trades. 

You will be responsible for working with our PR agencies to strategically plan, draft, synthesize, and execute communications initiatives, campaigns and launches—all while keeping your finger on the pulse of developments in our ever-changing culture, global world and 24-hour news cycles. You will be responsible for the drafting of press briefs, bios, releases and coordinate efforts across the team to ensure our partners have everything they need to be effective. Across all your ownership areas, you respond to inbound requests, and triage thoughtfully. 

You will work closely with the greater Marketing team to stay up to date with product and brand evolution, giving input on brand initiatives, content strategy, our learning/educational content, and amplifying our launches through partnership and affiliate channels. And you will also work closely and coordinate with R+D for publication tracking, relevant initiatives and areas of opportunity for amplification. You will project manage cross-functional workflows in order to meet tight deadlines and ensure consistent messaging across teams. You will support online and offline events to facilitate conversations and connections. You’ll stay up to date and engaged with our scientific community, broader cultural moments (read: you would have had a weekly series on Clubhouse for us the first month it launched :), and partnership activity—all while acting as an essential coordinator of your areas of ownership. 

This role reports to our VP of Brand Experience, but works as a right-hand to our Co-CEOs and is the human that can be cc:’d on anything and we know it will be caught, coordinated and followed up on. 

 

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Literacy in health and life science
  • Managerial experience to help build and coach an evolving team
  • Self-motivated and insatiably curious.
  • Passion for science, health, marketing, brand culture, community-building and ideally, microbes. 
  • Natural relationship-builder who thrives in a dynamic environment wearing many hats and collaborating with a tight-knit team. 
  • Extraordinary Communication skills (visual and written) with a superior attention to detail. Your decks are incredible and your emails are forwardable. 
  • Deep experience with PR across consumer, tech, health (ideally) and business. 
  • Stellar editorial skills and experience in writing for press, gathering inputs and edits and overseeing the process of finalizing external-facing documents. 
  • Strong judgment and the ability to respond quickly, yet thoughtfully, to urgent matters
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations or related communications field. MBA in marketing and/or marketing experience a plus.
  • Excellent project manager and ability to manage editorial schedules and deadlines with ongoing campaigns and initiatives
  • Agile—ability to adapt strategies (and really, anything) at a moment’s notice 
  • Experience and a passion for serving a community of influencers, demonstrated ability to manage and grow a large social community with strong attention to detail– i.e. follow up, tone, synthesis of content and communications 
  • Possess a team player mindset with significant organization skills, comfortable with ownership and accountability, constantly proactive and solution-oriented 
  • Sponge-like consumer of science, news, culture, and the world within us and around us
  • ‘Cosmos is the limit’, ‘out of the box’ mentality
  • Ruthless prioritization with high emotional intelligence
  • Connector of unlikely dots and natural storyteller
  • Comfortable (maybe even happiest) in the unknown
  • Unconventional thinker excited to push the boundaries of what ‘PR +  Influencer Marketing” means
  • Strong understanding of what it takes to cultivate a loyal community

What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for amplifying overall brand awareness through the development and execution of a fully integrated communications strategy that garners positive consumer and industry media coverage. 
  • Craft compelling stories for both our scientific and consumer communities
  • Develop KPIs to effectively measure the impact of PR programs
  • Awards, podcasts, speaking engagements
  • Manage our external PR agencies and ensure that they are both supporting campaigns and proactively bringing in new opportunities
  • Develop and execute impactful earned media strategies that elevate our brand and position our products and scientific advancements as leaders in the marketplace
  • Work directly with leadership to ensure flawless execution of all executive corporate communications; identify and secure thought leadership opportunities across the company, including bylines, speaking opportunities, and various other branding opportunities
  • Grow and cultivate a global communications ecosystem (internal team plus external partners and agencies)
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We’re big on words. Words empower and steward the integrous translation of science that forms the foundation of our brand.

Writer and storyteller at heart, you create magic in the permutation of 26 letters, a handful of punctuation, and occasional, cleverly-placed emojis. You think in long form and short form and rap verses and poetry and everything in between and understand it’s about speaking to people in the way they want to be spoken to. You can get to the heart of a message in the fewest number of characters and thrive in the crafting of phrases that catalyze action. Words are powerful; you know exactly when and how to be subversive and provocative versus nurturing and expansive. You thrive in memes, haikus, hashtags, puns, metaphors and analogies—word play is your superpower. When we say TED meets Vox meets The Hustle meets Carl Sagan meets VICE, you know what we mean.

And you are curious. Pushing boundaries and buttons is your thing and you demand a new way to counterprogram against the noise (especially when it comes to science, health, and wellness). You could wake up every day with the mission to make science accessible and cool (while also fully understanding the importance of integrity and the nuance of precision). You are inspired to crack empowerment through education and turn click-bait into meaning. You have told a lot of stories, written a lot of taglines, tweets, captions, and subject lines, and you’re ready for something that satisfies and expands and peeks your intellect, your soul, and of course, your microbiome.

Who you are:

  • 3+ years experience (especially if in an educational / science / health / CPG / wellness or related space)
  • Extraordinary crafter of beautiful language
  • A steward for brand identity and voice
  • Multi-channel, multi-tasking, multi-disciplinary—experience across campaign, social, packaging, web, and email, a plus
  • Synthesis of disparate ideas to create analogies, metaphors, and other narrative devices to communicate science and inspire a community
  • You noticed the misused homophone in this job description and it bothered you deeply
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Summer plans? You and your 38 trillion bacteria are invited to join the Seed ecosystem for an 8-week remote rotating internship full of curiosity, learning, creativity, and fun. You’ll work through the full breadth of the Seed Marketing department, rotating between our Production, Brand, and Science Communication teams. 

At Seed, the Scientific Method guides our mindset of experimentation, observation, and iteration. Our work is persistent, curious, and open-minded, but deeply meticulous and exact. Just like there are no shortcuts to health, there are no shortcuts to learning.

Throughout the summer, you’ll gain invaluable experience working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving startup—building various skills, learning how different departments function individually and collectively, pushing the limits of what’s currently possible, and ultimately becoming an expert dot-connector. 

As a Superorganism, you are a self-start that thinks outside the box. You are a detail-oriented, diligent do-er, but most of all, you seek a higher purpose in what you do. You want to contribute first-hand to the magic and wake up every day to make science and health accessible, cool, and empowering. 

Curiosity drives you—you’re actively seeking out opportunities to learn, and thrive in processing new information, with a strong work ethic to match. You prepare for meetings, take potent notes, distill them into clear action items, and follow up. Sound like you? Our microbes are ready to meet. 👋    

Who you are:

  • Willing to work a remote internship
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen, available to work 25 hours/week (Pacific time) for the duration of the internship
  • Undergrad (junior, senior) or within 6 months of graduation by the start date
  • Extraordinary written and verbal communication skills
  • Multi-channel, multi-tasking, multi-disciplinary—experience across various touchpoints, including social, web, and email 
  • Data-driven and creative (left / right brained)
  • Always up for a challenge—you’re able to work in a fast-paced environment, quickly respond to changing timelines and priorities, and learn on your feet
  • Positive, adaptable, and open to always improving
  • Organized, proactive, patient, solutions-driven, and not afraid to roll up your sleeves
  • Committed to education and deepening self-learning and understanding of Seed, our brand, values, products, and the science behind what we do
  • Experience with Google Suite, Zoom, and Slack; experience with Asana, Adobe Suite, and Keynote a plus

What you’ll do:

  • Spearhead your own projects
  • Support team goals and initiatives
  • Act as the liaison between teams
  • Meet one-on-one with your intern manager to create timelines, get feedback, and triage
  • Bring feedback and a fresh perspective to team meetings 
  • Expand upon your communication skills (whether that’s through a beautiful Keynote, a tasteful meme, or an inspiring haiku)
  • Appreciate the importance of science communication and bringing biology to life through brand and production
  • Learn about bacteria, the microbiome, probiotics, and the role they play in our health—for humans and the planet
  • Shift your perspective from the Macro → to the Micro

What you won’t do:

  • Get coffee
  • Pick up lunch 
  • Make copies (but you’ll write copy!)
  • File papers (it’s 2021)
  • Be a fly on the (Zoom) wall
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A touchpoint is a touchpoint is a touchpoint. Everything from the label on a sweatshirt, to a well-orchestrated Zoom meeting, to an email to our scientists is an opportunity to weave brand storytelling into the Seed experience.

You are a meticulous do-er, but most of all, you seek a higher purpose in what you do. This isn’t marketing for the sake of marketing. We’re trojan-horsing curiosity and biology and knowledge through memes, gifs, poems, rap, art, and fanny packs. You want to contribute first-hand to the magic and wake up every day to make science and health accessible, cool, and empowering.

2021 for Seed will focus on scale, and the opportunity for growth here is real. We are looking for the right humans to join our ecosystem at every level, even if you had your college graduation on Zoom.

Who You Are

  • 1-2+ years experience as a PA in production, PR or Marketing Assistant, office management, or stellar internship experience
  • An insatiably curious sponge with a deep commitment to learning
  • A naturally extraordinary writer and communicator
  • Highly productive, proactive, and collaborative team player—quick to mention if something is veering off schedule
  • A natural self-starter
  • Proficiency in Google Docs + Sheets, Asana a plus
  • A time management wizard who can skillfully re-prioritize at any moment
  • Obsessive attention to organization and detail with a passion for proofreading
  • You approach tasks big and small with kindness, optimism, and dedication
  • Tech-savvy enough to troubleshoot the printer when it inevitably acts up
  • Efficiency-minded, and one to speak up if there is a better, faster, easier way to do something
  • Comfortable (and even thrive) in the ambiguity and ever-evolving needs of a startup environment
  • A COVID cautious individual who always wears a mask and is available to work onsite at our Venice office 2-3 days a week.

What You’ll Do

  • Gifting and merch drops are a backbone of the Seed marketing experience, and there is no detail too small. You will ensure the production, execution, and reporting of our big ideas are taken care of down to the microscopic details.
    • See (Home)room collab with Come Back as a Flower sweatshirt drop and The Story of You, a learn from home Instagram science course.
  • Own all merch launch logistics and fulfillment (tracking, packaging, shipping)
  • Meticulously pack gifting and merch packaging.
  • Create and print custom collateral using design-approved templates.
  • Arrange shipments, courier pick-ups, etc.
  • Manage gifting communication both internally and externally.
  • Manage tracking systems and maintain inventory, supplies, restocking, and materials
  • Ad-hoc research projects (e.g., find us 50 examples of hygiene products to inform naming for a future product, pull top articles about the nuances of greenwashing, identify people working in the world of coral, from academic researchers to IG influencers)
  • Serve as the team linchpin across departments (marketing, design, and ops)
  • Lend your creative voice and opinion to marketing initiatives, campaigns, and roadmaps
  • Assist marketing team in managing sourcing, vendor relationships, sample trafficking, and execution (production timelines, POs, proofs, delivery)

 

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Member Experience

We’re a human brand serving humans so wow, is this an important hire for us. You are the heartbeat of Seed. The foundation for our community. The catalyst for word-of-mouth, and the steward of incoming emails from partners, practitioners, retailers and job-seekers excited about what we do and how we do it. Every person you interact with will walk away saying ‘whoa, that was an awesome experience—that felt unique and thoughtful’.

This goes beyond creating a world-class customer experience. That’s table stakes. This is about communicating and cultivating a seamless, educational, empowering, and wondrous experience across every customer touchpoint. To do that means constantly asking how else you can serve with Seed’s ethos of citizen science, curiosity, and learning injected into every email you write or phone call you take. You have eight ideas about how to surprise and delight when a customer first mentions their shipment is delayed. You deliver factual, scientific information with the utmost empathy and kindness (which comes from the weeks you spent and daily time you spend asking questions and integrating what you learn into what you do). You rival our most enthusiastic and excited customers with your enthusiasm and excitement.

And you’ll figure out how it scales. How we handle the first 100, 1000, 10,000 customers will set the stage for how we handle the next. This is something we want to be known for and the opportunity to own this, to push the boundaries (with tech, heart, and ways we probably haven’t even thought about yet), is yours.

What you’ll do:

  • Service Seed’s new and existing subscribers across all channels, including email, live chat, phone, and social media
  • Act as the customer champion, maximizing on opportunities to provide personal touches and surprise and delight experiences
  • Serve as the face of our brand, embodying our core values with a relatable, curious, and inviting attitude
  • Exude confidence, knowledge, and empathy when interacting with internal and external partners and customers—when it comes to people’s health and how their bodies feel, you are especially understanding and helpful
  • Liaise with our fulfillment center and logistics partners to ensure timely shipments for our members
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for Seed’s global delivery partner to ensure accurate taxes + duties on international orders
  • Provide voice of the customer feedback to marketing team to improve external communications
  • Become an expert on Seed’s policies, processes, products, and brand
  • Actively pinpoint problems within product and experience to build solutions for them

Who you are:

  • 1-3 years experience in Customer Experience or related field
  • A ruthless prioritizer with high emotional intelligence
  • Excellent written, communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Organized, proactive, patient, solutions-driven, quick on your feet, and not afraid to roll up your sleeves
  • Deeply thorough and thoughtful
  • Ability to position the customer at the center of every discussion or decision
  • Experience in or knowledge of subscription businesses
  • Flexibility to work agreed upon business hours and be prepared for seasonal busy periods
  • A “cosmos is the limit”, “out of the shipping box” mentality
  • Committed to education and deepening self-learning and understanding of Seed, our products, and the science and knowledge that empowers our health
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and nimble with direction as the company grows to operate at scale; ability to react quickly to new business decisions
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Operations

You have a fascination with the trillions of resident microorganisms in and on the human body, and seek mastery in finance. When you see a perfectly constructed financial model, you see a work of art. Your friends would describe you as a mathematical genius whose ‘back of the envelope’ mental calculations are rarely off. 

Curiosity drives you with a strong work ethic to match. You’re already wondering about the percent of revenue reinvested in growth, working capital days, debt vs. equity, and top market comps for valuation (hint: BioGaia has a $1B valuation and we will hit their topline revenue in the next 18 months). 

You’re always gathering information, flagging mistakes, advocating for capital efficiency, and eager to build a network of financial experts ready for specific problems as they arise. Vagueness bothers you, and you understand that complexity is not confusing. You define problems before you react to them. Turning chaos into order excites you, like early homo sapiens discovering agriculture for the first time. You scope projects with a clearly defined sequence of events, then go heads down and execute. Life is full of distractions, but you have both the self-awareness and discipline to consistently recalibrate your effort towards the most important task at hand.

Overall, you have a calm confidence in your skills yet understand that improvement requires active focus and effort. Uncertainty does not make you uncomfortable, knowing you put your best effort forward. You are not an anxious person, but are generally never entirely satisfied with something unless you do it yourself. You learn from the past and have future goals, but are still very much living in the present. Teachers and mentors would describe you as a driven, focused, and inquisitive mind who grasped concepts quickly, engaged with the subject, and above all else consistently delivered a great work product. You do the type of work that elicits genuine pleasure in the person reviewing it, like an architect reviewing specs for a world class structure. You’d rather change your name and start a simple new life in a foreign country than half-ass a project just to get it done.

You hold your colleagues accountable to deliverables, and offer constructive feedback immediately and frequently. In general you think fast, type fast, talk fast, work fast, and loathe both stagnancy and procrastination. You prepare for meetings, take potent notes, distill them into clear action items, and follow up. You set ambitious targets and regularly complete everything slated to get done that day. There are only 200 working hours each month but who’s counting. Your memory is oddly specific and detailed, and you easily recall things most people have forgotten. If we asked you what your favorite case study in business school was, you’d ask us how much time we have. Finally, you have genuinely interesting perspectives on a wide range of subjects, and we are genuinely interested to hear them.

What you’ll do:

  • Close Monthly Books and Financial Model with External Accountant
  • Investor Diligence and Reporting 
  • Implement Systems for Prioritization, Project Management, and Reporting
  • Identify Resource Requirements for DTC business including Headcount and Operating Expenses to Scale Global Business
  • Audit and Own Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Payment Processing Optimization
  • Manage External Team for Sales Tax
  • Financial Model Reconciliation 
  • Track and Maintain a detailed COGS and Chart of Accounts
  • Work with Supply Chain to Set and Implement Unit Economic Targets
  • Financial Analysis for International Expansion Initiatives
  • Audit and Approve Monthly Invoices (Bill.com)
  • Track Inventory, Working Capital, and Payment Terms Optimization
  • Manage Payroll, Insurance, and Business Tax compliance 
  • Improve Credit, Banking, and Cash Flow analysis and reporting
  • Federal Payroll and Business Tax Management and Compliance (Rippling)

Who you are:

  • You have a degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Mathematics, or Engineering and 5+ years of experience in the finance function with responsibilities in forecasting, analysis, and reporting, ideally in a technology, SaaS, or DTC Ecommerce subscription company, and ideally an MBA from a top tier business school. 

 

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As the Director of People and Culture, recruiting and cultivating a diverse and extraordinary team is just table stakes—you will also steward cultural growth, osmosis, and adaptation within our ecosystem, inspiring conversation, question-asking, experimentation, and action so we may nudge the world forward bit by bit, each day. Your work feels both human and individual, while considering and evolving our collective. You will steward the implementation of frameworks, ideas, and communication across the team without introducing the tenor of bureaucracy and performative box-checking, nor diluting (but preserving and amplifying) our startup magic. You have a long-term view and evocative definition of what sustainability means within an organization.

You are a true thought partner to our Co-Founders and will determine how our Why + Values are transmitted and integrated. For internal communications, you understand the medium is the message—that what and when information is communicated and how it catalyzes dialogue in a fast-growing company is often as important as the content. In your essence, you are a community builder—of both thriving individuals and how those dots connect to form a resilient company. One doesn’t happen without the other.

You know that building an inclusive ecosystem means cultivating a relative abundance of perspectives, backgrounds, geographies, and experiences. To do this, you don’t simply recruit—you seek those that add complexity, richness, and diversity to our team. You are well-versed in the science of implicit and unconscious bias, as well as the thought leadership in these disciplines. To you, recruitment isn’t about box-checking or the right search terms on LinkedIn. You will help us seek out remarkable talent, and you will reimagine the candidate experience so each person leaves thinking “Wow, I’ve never experienced such a memorable interview process.”

You’ll incorporate a 360 view of each recruit’s journey both culturally and corporately, and you will define each step humanistically—from onboarding to offboarding, from the 30 minute introduction to the offer letter, and from a team member’s first day to their last. Importantly, and perhaps too often overlooked: you are the master of creating a meaningful rejection experience, because the human you don’t hire today is someone who has touched our company—an experience that ripples outwards.

We aspire to invoke humanism and clarity of action in each touch point of our culture. The Scientific Method guides our mindset of experimentation, observation, and iteration. It is persistent, curious, and open-minded, but deeply meticulous and exact. Just like there are no shortcuts to health, there are no shortcuts to learning. Education empowers better choices for the health of ourselves, our community, and our company. You will remind us to inquire before we choose, and learn before we judge. You will lead by example and inspire each of us to operate with empathy and accountability. You will promote company culture in a way that goes deeper than performative taglines, posters on the wall, and policies communicated at all company meetings. To do this, you’ll set up processes that actively denounce racism, injustice, hate, and inequality (both visible and invisible), and proactively evoke inspiration and agency. This is vital to our fight for an equitable and just society.

Using ‘first principles,’ you will build a robust employee experience that uniquely supports our nimble group of Superorganisms1. You will help us create infrastructure for growth and meaning behind titles, as well as merit behind compensation. You will develop new processes and tools that do not feel like company work, but human work. You will support the behavioral wellness of the team, offering resources to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. You will implement a structure from which employee feedback is circulated to management in a constructive, thoughtful way. You will structure and program how we show up in nature, how we meet as a company in small groups, and how our All Microbes meetings and ‘offsites’ can be most impactful. Think of yourself as the guardian of the internal member experience, the champion of the collective, and the UX designer for the osmosis, acclimation, and adaptation into and of our ecosystem.

Your network also includes a wide range and diverse group of individuals that you can call on to amplify our values and goals, as well as expand perspectives for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board, which you will oversee. As the leader of the DEI activities, you will implement thoughtful, empowering, and unprecedented programming for our team. You will organize informal and formal group discussions, backed by well-studied methods proven to foster a safe space for employees to be honest, non-judgemental, and kind to each other. You will gently nudge us towards confronting the uncomfortable aspects of our own biases and unintentional microaggressions, in order to maintain and deepen the culture of inclusivity within our ecosystem. Without honest conversations, there can be no forward progress, but we need your leadership to provide a framework and to hold us accountable to facing hard truths and our own shortcomings. Actively recruiting a diverse group of humans means nothing, after all, if those individuals don’t feel accepted and included within the collective.

Nurturing a thriving internal ecosystem also means guiding us in how we show up in our communities to engage, give back, empower, and learn. You will organize ongoing partnerships of giving to important nonprofits and community organizations, and define avenues for us to support locally owned businesses that align with the DEI Board’s mission and scope of work. Internally, you will work with our Marketing + Social departments in the ongoing process of auditing our social media channels, affiliates, campaigns and partnerships—and you will contribute to deepening those efforts. You will also engage with our R+D team in the active recruitment of a diverse scientific forum, and you will dive into our operational structures and partners to ensure that our values and action plans are aligned.

Then there’s data. You’ll generate comprehensive analyses of our internal company metrics, you’ll distribute internal listening tools, and you’ll gather feedback with a precise yet thoughtful approach. Most importantly, you will be forthright in assessing the status of our inclusion efforts and regularly provide status updates to management. You will perform analysis in performance review, promotion, and compensation equity within our company so that our mission to fight for an equitable and just society is actioned across all pathways internally and externally.

Who you are:

  • You are an exceptional listener and communicator across all mediums, who understands that it is as much about what you don’t say as it is about what you do say
  • You possess extraordinary interpersonal and written communication skills, as well as a collaborative engagement style; you are inherently patient, calm, non-judgemental, and can empathize with a variety of viewpoints
  • You have gold-standard experience in recruitment, talent development, and retention, as well as organizational development, employment law, and compensation
  • 5+ years of experience in leading People + Culture for organizations that are known for their positive company culture, employee retention, and satisfaction
  • You have expert and quantified experience in implementing diversity, inclusion, and equity strategies for high-growth startups
  • Bonus points if you have a social science background and an understanding of the intersection between science and health
  • You are trained in data collection, analysis, and development of internal company metrics, with the ability to translate into strategy
  • You are actively engaged with a thoughtfully cultivated, diverse network of individuals and organizations who can support our company culture with informative, growth-inducing workshops and team programming and resources
  • You embody ownership and execution at all levels
  • You build foundational systems and processes quickly and thoughtfully
  • You are educated in and understand the cultural nuances of a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and identities—and you define diversity beyond race, including but not limited to sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, sex/gender identity, religion, education level, and household status (i.e. working parent or caretaker)
  • You love to learn—the more you learn about our science and our work, the more integrated your work will be
  • Lastly, and most importantly, you are insatiably curious, kind, and empathic with an unrivaled work ethic. Your worldview is not insular, but expansive—you are ready to do something meaningful and impactful

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Scientific Definition: A complex system consisting of a large number of individual organisms that function together to behave as if it were an ecosystem and to gain a biological advantage.

Seed Translation: A curious and inquisitive, perspective-shifting organism, who questions relentlessly, thinks differently, takes the time to understand holistically, and believes everything is connected. An activist for the bettering of humanity and our planet. Sometimes referred to as: ‘a person who lives scientifically’.

In other words, you.

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You have a fascination with the trillions of resident microorganisms in and on the human body, and are an expert in operations. When you see a product or service, you immediately think about how and where it’s made, and who makes it. You understand that timelines are sacred, and one small break in the supply chain can break the business. You think in systems, and sleep easy at night knowing everything has been considered, and there are no known unknowns. Your subconscious never turns off, and despite enormous complexity your ‘back of the envelope’ calculations are rarely off.

Overall, you have a calm confidence in your skills yet understand that improvement requires active focus and effort. You understand that managing a supply chain involves managing people from all over the world, and know when a well-crafted email today can avert a crisis 83 days from now. There are over 50 moving parts in our supply chain ranging from fermentation facilities to packaging to fulfillment, and foresight is your most valuable asset. Your inventory management display and tracking system looks like a work of art, with both form and function. You can anticipate a delay and flag it, extract what you need from the CEOs, and solve it with urgency and ease.

You are not an anxious person, but are generally never entirely satisfied with something unless you do it yourself. Teachers and mentors would describe you as a driven, focused, and inquisitive mind who grasped concepts quickly, engaged with the subject, and above all else consistently delivered a great work product. You do the type of work that elicits genuine pleasure in the person reviewing it, like an architect reviewing specs for a world class structure. You’d rather change your name and start a simple new life in a foreign country than half-ass a project just to get it done.

You hold your colleagues accountable to deliverables, and offer constructive feedback immediately and frequently. In general you think fast, type fast, talk fast, work fast, and loathe both stagnancy and procrastination. You prepare for meetings, take potent notes, distill them into clear action items, and follow up. You set ambitious targets and regularly complete everything slated to get done that day. You scope projects with a clearly defined sequence of events, then go heads down and execute. Life is full of distractions, but you have both the self-awareness and discipline to consistently recalibrate your effort towards the most important task at hand.

What you’ll do:

  • Sustain a detailed, up-to-date Production Calendar for US and EU Production
  • Validate and Maintain the highest Quality Control Standards and Certifications
  • Forecast and deliver product(s) to maintain conservative, data-driven inventory levels capable of fueling explosive, multi-channel, international growth
  • Build and manage dynamic, automated inventory and material management systems
  • Drive and Achieve necessary COGS reduction targets across all aspects of the product(s), supply chain(s), and operation(s)
  • Communicate with 50+ external partners and suppliers to produce necessary services, ingredients, and packaging through the DS-01 supply chain
  • Coordinate timely logistics, import/exportation, and efficient movement of goods
  • Creatively find and implement new systems, materials, and suppliers to forge innovative new solutions for the business
  • Support procurement, POs, and inventory operations for DS-01 and new products
  • Manage all Outbound Shipping and Distribution across two warehouses with our External 3PL/ Fulfillment partner
  • Enforce necessary corrective actions and quality improvements to every input of DS-01
  • Work with R&D, Marketing, and Product Development teams to test, streamline, and prepare for new product launches, sales, and expanding operations

Who You Are:

You have 5+ years of experience in supply chain and operations functions with responsibilities in forecasting, analysis, and reporting, ideally in a technology, consumer health or DTC E-commerce company

 

 

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Research + Development

About You:

If you are a systems thinker who embraces the “first principles” ethos, a researcher who is on the pulse of current developments in biotech, and a resourceful problem-solver who believes no task is too small — this is for you. We are always seeking like-minded dot-connectors who can bring a unique perspective and skill set to our team.

More About You:

You are insatiably curious, kind, and empathic, with an unrivaled work ethic. You promote a culture obsessed with process—one of proactivity and non-reactivity. You take pride in your impeccable attention to detail and organization, be it an Excel spreadsheet, Google Drive, your desk, external communications, or Asana boards.

You pride yourself on translating abstraction into order. Your worldview is not insular, but expansive. You understand how hundreds of small, moving parts contribute to the overall success of a project, and you are eager to dive into the action to maintain momentum. You are a brilliant communicator who inspires others to excel. And most importantly, you love to learn.

Who you are:

  • BA/BS/MS with additional related experience in biology or related field
  • Extensive experience in clinical trials recruitment and outreach
  • Microbiome research experience is ideal
  • 3+ years clinical trial research coordinator experience required
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) certificates required
  • Asana and Google Suite knowledge

What you'll do: 

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and understanding of pertinent protocols, including all protocol requirements for subject visits, obtaining informed consent, subject visit schedules, tests, procedures, laboratory information, and treatment accountability requirements
  • Apply clinical trial coordinator expertise in recruitment and propose mitigation strategies
  • Communicate with and create a list of potential external recruiting companies that can be on standby for Seed’s clinical trials
  • Assist with development, revision, and printing of clinical trial internal SOPs and participant instructions (use of sampling kits and shipments of samples to central lab)
  • Communicate with the Marketing team in a timely manner to design and order collateral for study treatments
  • Order clinical trial supplies, monitor inventory, and ensure timely delivery
  • Organize and prepare clinical trial shipments assembly line at the office, strategically separated by trial and study product (e.g. active vs active 2 vs placebo)
  • Assist the Clinical Research Coordinator to monitor CRO shipment requests for product and prepare shipping labels and study materials on time
  • With the Clinical Research Coordinator, maintain a data-rich log of all samples, assigned IDs, tracking numbers, and dates for each trial participant
  • Schedule courier as needed for clinical trial shipment pick-up
  • Problem-solve when shipments are delayed or undelivered
  • Communicate on a daily basis with the Clinical Research Director to ensure proper management and reporting of trial shipments
  • In conjunction with the Director of Research and Director of Clinical Research, handle all logistics and communication for collection, storage, and transfer of clinical trial samples to and from the central repository to the final analysis partners
  • Obtain data from analysis labs and organize the data for all samples
  • Submit all final datasets to the biostatistician and/or bioinformatician
  • Responsible for distributing strains from producers to research/clinical partners
  • Responsible for sending strains to ATCC for filing
  • Assist in planning and scheduling journal club and book club meetings
  • Conduct literature reviews on specific strains and metabolites and provide a high-level overview of the findings linked to the literature
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You think in innovation. You live and aspirate formulation, informed by science. And not the marketing definition of science—but science, science. 

You are innately curious and interested in challenging the status quo, particularly when it comes to hacking categories that thrive on misinformation and confusion. 

You have meticulous—borderline obsessive—attention to detail and understand how hundreds of small moving parts contribute to the overall success of a project. You loathe inertia and you are particularly skilled at taking a high-level milestone/KPI and working with key team members to chart a granular, multiple-tab google-sheet path forward, with each small and large step firmly entrenched in its own cell with “Status” column next to it that you then track incessantly to keep the project on track. 

You are particularly adept at identifying relevant literature and resources, immersing yourself in the material, and coming out the other side as a newly minted expert. When you’ve been assigned to lead a project, you make it your mission to ensure every task and every follow up (compiled from all forms of communication—email, slack, Asana, Google sheet comments, or pixel-to-pixel meetings) is seen through to completion. Closing the loop is your motto; you apply gusto and unwavering dedication to every task––big and small, micro to macro, mundane to complex. 

Ideally, you have experience working in the life science industry in the commercialization of consumer products, and excel within a small core team, sprinting through to meet aggressive timelines. More importantly, you are well-versed and capable of facilitating interactions and coordinating research, development, production, and scale up across internal and external teams (R+D partners, contract laboratories, and manufacturers). You have the ability to identify technology and its potential application with Seed’s product pipelines and can craft a roadmap to identify KPIs and the relevant stakeholders to accomplish those milestones. 

You can work autonomously with little oversight to execute diligently and expertly, but you also thrive in a collaborative work environment and consider being collegially challenged, thoughtfully questioned, and tactfully held accountable to be a growth opportunity with enormous potential for you to impact the world. You execute seamlessly across varying work/product execution styles, workflows, and communication styles, supporting your team members across multiple channels and departments. You crave immersion in a thought-provoking, game-changing work environment and consider stagnancy and predictability to be the antithesis of creating impactful and innovative processes, especially in the path to formulating new products that have the potential to shape and change the existing marketplace for the better. 

You are a resourceful problem solver who anticipates multiple scenarios before they arise, and you know how to plan for every potential problem along the way. You are comfortable with ambiguity and uncharted territory, and push projects forward with a clear understanding of certainties and uncertainties, balancing it all concurrently and forging multiple paths so the tasks get done, whichever way possible. Ultimately, you’re able to carve out efficient processes that quickly integrate key data points that emerged along the way. You know when persistence is key but you also can identify when it's time to pivot. “Tact” is your middle name, and you use it with aplomb to reach out to key stakeholders at consistent points throughout the project and hold them accountable to deliverables and timelines, maintaining the momentum, and completing the shared milestones. 

 

What you’ll do

  • Report to and work directly with the Director of Product Development to define the scope of work and plan for each project
  • Assist in the management and execution of projects from ideation to commercialization, including identification and execution of key development milestones
  • Support product scale-up and transfer to supply chain
  • Assist in the identification, oversight, and management of CROs, CMOs and consultants
  • Work collaboratively with R+D to conduct ingredient and assay diligence
  • Support product finalization (formulation and testing)
  • Coordinate development timelines with R+D to support clinical trials 
  • Identify partners and aid in the development of methodology or revisions to existing protocols to meet target experimental endpoints
  • Track projects through the workflow process and update across the team in relation to meeting deadlines and next steps
  • Track and maintain each project from ideation to execution including scoping out deliverables, requirements gathering, development, execution and quality assurance
  • Facilitate and manage all communication between internal team members and methodically organize weekly progress across all R+D into action items and priorities for integration into Asana
  • Own scheduling for project kick off meetings and facilitate regular internal review meetings to correspond to timelines
  • Document change orders, meeting notes, weekly status updates and project timelines
  • Follow/create new project flow procedures to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Identify opportunities to improve process

 

Who you are:

  • BA/BS/MS in Chemistry, Material Science, or similar, with additional experience in microbiology
  • Life Science industry experience a plus
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About You 

If you are a systems thinker who embraces the “first principles” ethos, a researcher who is on the pulse of current developments in biotech, a meticulous information-gatherer, and a resourceful problem-solver who believes no task is too small — this is for you. We are always seeking symbiotic dot-connectors who can bring a unique perspective and skillset to our team. 

More about you:

You are insatiably curious, kind, and empathic, with an unrivaled work ethic. You promote a culture obsessed with process—one of proactivity and non-reactivity. You take pride in your impeccable attention to detail and organization, be it an Excel spreadsheet, Google Drive, your desk, external communications, or Asana boards.  You pride yourself on translating abstraction into order. You understand how hundreds of small moving parts contribute to the overall success of a project, and you are eager to dive into the action to maintain momentum. You are a brilliant communicator who inspires others to excel. And most importantly, you love to learn. 

You understand the process of scientific product development from research all the way to product launch, and love to be involved at each step of the journey. Even during the initial literature review, you keep an eye on regulatory status, price, and optics of an ingredient in the final product. Your past laboratory research experience means you can advise a research collaborator on protocol development, and your business experience means you deliver your guidance tactfully in a well-run meeting, while negotiating the budget. You know how to talk with professors and CEOs as well as manufacturers and interns, and aren’t afraid of a persistent follow-up email. You understand that your knowledge of the microbiome field can be translated to any biome—human, animal, or environmental—and are excited at the prospect of diving into something totally new. With your foundational skills, you’ve come to understand that you don’t necessarily need to know, you just need to know how to find out. And once you do find out, you innovate past it. 

You’re thrilled at the prospect of continuing your work in the microbiome field, and being at the key translational point where research turns into real-world solutions. Furthermore, you have a grasp of what other companies are in this burgeoning industry with us and what research they’re leveraging.  Above all, you are excited to be leading R+D in a team of highly qualified individuals, and know just how to engage their unique skills to efficiently and effectively bring products from lab to launch. 

Who you are:

  • BA/BS/MS with additional related experience/ PhD, MD, degree in microbiology or related field.
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Laboratory experience preferred
  • Microbiome knowledge required
  • Knowledge of the product development process

What you’ll do:

  • Take direction from the R+D team on initiation of new products
  • Work closely with research analyst to select targets of interest from scientific literature
  • Guide the team in reviewing and assessing novel formulations
  • Establish relationships with new collaborators and contractors
  • Organize extended network of academic collaborators
  • Concept development of new project ideas
  • Work with the Director of Product Development to translate the research into formulation
  • Assemble research summaries and presentations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Track the work of external research partners
  • Coordinate shipment of samples to and from research laboratories
  • Administration and facilitation of research projects as needed
  • Assist Project Manager on ideation, management, and execution of SeedLabs environmental projects
  • Communicate the science of our research to relevant non-science teams
  • Communicate information from marketing, brand, and social teams back to the R+D team
  • Review social media communications for scientific accuracy and regulatory compliance
  • Create project briefs to frame the goals, details, and trajectory of a project
  • Work closely with the R+D Project Manager to track all project components in Asana and communicate upcoming deadlines, blockers, and solutions to the team
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You have meticulous, borderline obsessive, attention to detail and understand how hundreds of small moving parts contribute to the overall success of a project. You loathe inertia and are particularly skilled at taking a high level milestone and working with the key team members to chart out a path forward, step by step, to keep momentum moving. You treat the coordination of research, development, production, scale-up, and testing like an art form with the perfect balance of wisdom, experience, strategic vision, urgency, and judgement. Nothing ever falls between the cracks and even if a project is temporarily deprioritized, it’s never lost. The world doesn’t always value project management enough. Fortunately, we do.

You also understand the medium is the message; communication (stand-ups, emails, Asana tasks, how meetings are structured, etc.) and the tools we use to communicate—are the difference between OK coordination and the ability to achieve more than we can dream up with a lean, productive team.

Ideally, you have direct experience overseeing projects as part of a small core team with aggressive timelines within the life sciences industry (but we are not myopic and believe if the first two paragraphs sing to you, you wouldn’t hesitate to apply). You have managed and streamlined processes with research, operations teams, and leadership teams, and have had to think about every aspect of a project, most importantly the prioritization of time, and how the needs of one project impact another. While proficiency is important, you’re comfortable pushing things along with known uncertainties and have a process to quickly and reproducibly integrate key data points as they emerge.

You are resourceful, solve problems, and anticipate them before they even arise. You pride yourself on translating abstraction into order. You can run sprints across teams and infuse a sense of urgency into each minute of the work day. Every single meeting has an agenda circulated and a follow-up email ready to go within minutes of wrapping up—and most importantly these touch points do not feel administrative but an opportunity to surprise and delight each step of the way. At times, your email may be the best crafted and most memorable in an external partner or scientist’s inbox that day.

At all times you have your finger on the pulse of what’s happening across research and development. At a high level, you can look at where we’re headed and what will scale and right up close, can see what needs to be done to deliver on even the smallest deliverable. No detail too small and no part of the dream too big.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage each project from ideation to execution including scoping out deliverables, requirements gathering, development, execution and quality assurance
  • Project manage scientific milestones including but not limited to paper publications, technical decks, clinical trials, regulatory filings, and scale-up
  • Ensure R+D documents are tracked, integrated, updated, and intuitively organized in Google Drive. Capture weekly progress to ensure Drive is up-to-date and always ready for diligence
  • Work directly with the leadership team to define the scope of work and plan for each project
  • Coordinate external team and track progress between weekly meetings with scientists. Facilitate and manage all communication between internal team members and methodically organize weekly progress across all R+D into action items and priorities for integration into Asana
  • Proactively tackle potential questions, delays or conflicts and communicate status updates to the Director of R+D and CEOs
  • Own scheduling for project kick off meetings and facilitate regular internal review meetings to correspond to timelines
  • Document change orders, meeting notes, weekly status updates and project timelines
  • Follow/create new project flow procedures to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Identify opportunities to improve process
  • Track projects through the workflow process and update across the team in relation to meeting deadlines and next step
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About You

If you are an analytical thinker, assembling what was once just points of data and synthesizing to curate true knowledge—this is for you. We are seeking a Research Analyst to weave the web of foundational scientific information on which we will build our product and publication pipeline. 

More about you:

You are often lost in thought, analyzing the incoming details and figuring out how they fit into the larger picture. You love to find threads of clarity amidst large data sets. You have exceptional organizational skills and obsessive attention to detail. You are resourceful, know just where to find key points of information and where more data might be found to round out the logic. Shoddy publications have nothing on you—you can look at a scientific article and know just where and how the researchers may be obscuring their results. You pride yourself on translating abstraction into order. 

You can work autonomously with little oversight to complete tasks proficiently. You deeply appreciate a well-formatted spreadsheet, and understand how to lay out information for optimal communication for the reader. You’re intimately acquainted with robust scientific databases, are no stranger to broad literature reviews. Furthermore, you know how to synthesize those key points into a web of information from which knowledge can be extracted.  You use this information to form the basis of development of exciting innovations in the microbiome field. You are thrilled at the potential of the burgeoning microbiome field, and understand that true realization of its impact requires analyzing 1012 data points of organisms at 10-6 scale. 

 

Background/Experience:

  • BA/BS/MS with additional related experience, PhD, MD, degree in microbiology or related field.
  • Experienced in broad literature review
  • Scientific publication experience preferred
  • Experience in personal care, drug development, product-focused research preferred
  • Microbiome research experience required.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diligence on scientific publications to build the logic around new formulations
  • Synthesis of comprehensive literature sets into organized data sheets
  • Communication of key research outcomes to the R+D team
  • Track current publications for new and exciting research 
  • Work with the Scientific Care team to provide research for scientific customer responses
  • Identification of new ingredients/research/strains of interest for future development
  • Research into markets, products, ingredients, microbial strains of interest
  • Analysis of in vitro and in vivo research results
  • Synthesis of summaries and translations of publications and data for the non-scientific teams
  • Translate complex scientific research for communication to the broader team
  • Gather and synthesize internal data for regulatory filings
  • Work with external partners to obtain and clarify research outcomes
  • Create figures, tables, and images for scientific publications
  • Work with contract research laboratories on experimental design, execution, and data feedback
  • This is not a laboratory position, and will be primarily or completely remote
  • You will report to the R+D Project Lead and Project Manager, but work integrally with the entire R+D team.

 

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