Chief Commercial Technology Officer within soil microbiology

Bionér AS

Bø, Norway

We seek a Chief Commercial Technology Officer within soil microbiology with experience in bio-informatics and/or metagenomics.

Tasks and responsibilities:

You will be part of a work environment with a high professional level and will work in a company that performs exciting and global environmental work tasks.

• Lead the national and international investigation of microbial diversity and ecology in soil in order to determine microbial diversity and ecological interactions between microbes.
• Quality assurance and development/improvement of methods/procedures
• Structuring and developing databases.
• Take initiative to develop major new research projects and applications for external funding.
• Initiating and developing research collaborations with national and international partners.


The ideal candidate should have a PhD or equivalent in the field of soil microbiology and /or Environmental DNA sequencing and Bioinformatics, but we are open for corresponding types of background. We seek a person with strong qualifications and practical experience in microbial metagenomics and microbial soil ecology. The candidate shall have extensive understanding of microbial biodiversity, in particular among prokaryotes, and preferably experience and knowledge about microbiome related to plant symbiosis or animal / human gut.

The candidate must demonstrate skills with at least one computer programming language (e. g. Python, R or Perl) and general Unix skills. In addition, we seek high motivation for applied microbiology, innovation and the commercialization of services related to these.

The candidate will work with questions that are at the cutting edge of microbial ecology and applied microbiology using state-of-the-art technologies, within a motivating and cross-disciplinary science and business environment.

You have the ability to manage research projects, and demonstrate fresh thinking and innovation
You are committed, solution-oriented and have a commercial understanding.
You have good collaboration and communication skills, both written and oral and in Norwegian and English.

We offer:
The right candidate will get a competitive compensation package. The candidate will be included in our warrants incentive program (stock options) to participate in the company’s value development.

Other information:
• We offer good pension and insurance schemes.
• The position for this job is located at head office in Bø in Telemark.

About us:
Bionér is a soil diagnostics company, collecting data from a number of sources such as DNA and chemical analysis. Bionér’s ambition is to contribute to restore damaged and/or sick soil so that the land can be as productive as possible for the farmers. According to reports from EU, as much as 20% of all arable land suffers from damages in one or several forms, and this fraction is increasing.

Bionér shall be in the forefront of research on soil microbiology and an independent and trustworthy contributor in the agricultural sector. We are working with top tier partners to deliver state-of-the-art services to our clients.

Applicants will be selected in accordance with this, expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials, innovation capacity and commercial mindset.

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Chief Commercial Technology Officer within soil microbiology