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Senior Plant Scientist - Impact of Environmental & Biological Conditions on Secondary Metabolites

Interstellar Lab

Interstellar Lab

Paris, France
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

At Interstellar Lab our mission is to build a future full of life, on Earth and beyond. We believe in a future where technology is enabling humans to live in harmony with nature, a future where biodiversity thrives and expands, a future where terrestrial life become multi-planetary.
To build this future, we design, manufacture and operate controlled-environment biofarms that unleash the power of plants. On Earth and in Space. Our solutions combine Hardware, AI and Bioscience. We use controlled-environment technology to mimic a multitude of conditions to allow plants, fungi and microorganisms to grow faster and better.
On Earth, we are pioneering biofarming at scale, boosting production of bioactive compounds and providing a sustainable and safe source of plant materials. In Space, we provide farming units to grow efficiently food for astronaut while accelerating plant research in microgravity.


We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior Plant Scientist to contribute to our plant secondary metabolite research program. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing strategies to enhance target compounds content in crops through controlled-environment agriculture (CEA).


  • Design and implement experiments to analyze the impact of environmental conditions on the production of target compounds in various crops.
  • Develop and implement strategies to augment target compounds content in crops.
  • Support the use of advanced analytical techniques to assess the quality and quantity of plant secondary metabolites.
  • Challenge research approaches and results with high scientific rigor.
  • Implement strong data capture, evaluation, and analysis including statistical analysis, documentation.
  • Interpret and communicate research findings to internal teams and external stakeholders.


  • Ph.D. in Crop Science, Plant Biology, Agronomy, or a related field
  • Proven experience in researching plant secondary metabolites and manipulating environmental conditions to enhance target compounds content.
  • Collaborative and team-focused with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong background in experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Excellent prioritization skills, self-motivated, and proactive.
  • Strong Communication skills in English (verbal, written) with the ability to communicate at different levels and audience types.


Paris (France)