Climate Scientist (Nature-Based Solutions)

  • Full Time
  • London
  • Posted 3 weeks ago


Job title:

Local weather Scientist (Nature-Primarily based Options)



Job description

The Supercritical missionThe most recent IPCC studies inform all of it. We will decarbonize trade, swap to renewables, and drive electrical automobiles. However we nonetheless must take away 10 billion tonnes of CO2 from the air annually by 2050 to remain under 1.5C of warming. To do that, the voluntary carbon removing trade must scale by 14,000x within the subsequent 27 years. That is the place Supercritical is available in. Our mission is to scale carbon removing to gigatonne capability earlier than it is too late. Because the main carbon removing market we offer liquidity to this new market by matching large-scale patrons with essentially the most trusted suppliers of carbon removing credit. We assist bold patrons discover modern provide, de-risking the transaction for patrons and offering a path to marketplace for suppliers.In June 2023 we raised a $13M Collection A from Lightspeed Enterprise Companions to attain the subsequent stage of our development. We would like your assist!Why is carbon removing essential?Carbon removing contains nature-based options like biochar and cutting-edge applied sciences that actually pull carbon from the sky and retailer it underground for millennia. We have to scale to take away 10 billion tons a yr by 2050 to remain under 1.5 levels of warming. That is over 14,000x the speed we’re eradicating carbon at in the present day. We have solely eliminated a couple of thousand tonnes so far. This might be a trillion greenback trade by 2050.The PositionThis is a chance to work on the chopping fringe of carbon removing and to deeply perceive the science and operations of essentially the most modern CDR initiatives on the planet. You may be primarily accountable for assessing the standard and danger of initiatives as a way to enhance transparency and belief, finally serving to to scale the market in a sustainable means.What’s going to you obtain within the subsequent 12 months?

  • Lead the supply of the Carbon Dioxide Elimination (CDR) vetting processes for particular initiatives to ensure the very best high quality of initiatives on the Supercritical platform. You may obtain coaching and help from our skilled Director of Local weather Science.
  • Develop and refine our CDR vetting framework, staying up-to-date with the newest developments in local weather science.
  • Get skilled in and execute industrial vetting to make sure that initiatives are sustainable and able to delivering CDR credit properly into the long run.
  • Domesticate relationships with our CDR mission suppliers, providing suggestions and sharing market insights.
  • Grow to be an in-house knowledgeable on the small print of our CDR mission suppliers and keep present with the newest scientific developments.
  • Help the gross sales and advertising crew by contributing to initiatives that promote local weather thought management, educating potential CDR patrons.


  • PhD or MSc Diploma in discipline related to nature-based carbon removing strategies, e.g. geography, ecology, earth sciences, biology, plant science or comparable fields.
  • Earlier expertise working within the local weather and sustainability discipline. MSc candidates ought to have not less than three years post-academia work expertise.
  • Experience in nature-based carbon dioxide removing (CDR) strategies could be an enormous plus, notably expertise working with mission builders or verifiers.
  • You’ve got plenty of curiosity and a broad understanding of carbon, local weather, and sustainability points and care about actual local weather impression.
  • You’ve got a excessive consideration to element and like to dig under the floor to grasp what is basically occurring.
  • Glorious communication expertise and a ardour for clear scientific communication. Your writing is punchy and impactful.
  • Glorious analytical expertise and good proficiency with Excel/spreadsheets.
  • Ardour for fast-paced environments with a excessive degree of resilience and flexibility to ambiguity.

AdvantagesWhat values are you able to count on out of your colleagues?We have now set ourselves the mission of main the carbon removing market to 14,000x its present dimension by 2050. With a purpose to do this we’d like courageous adventurers that assume big and ship at velocity. We name this the 14,000x mindset. The important thing parts of the 14,000x mindset are:

  • Possession mentality: We relish autonomy and we create it for others. We’re deeply curious and thrive on understanding the foundation explanation for advanced issues. We take possession over our personal and our crew’s growth by giving and soliciting direct and actionable suggestions.
  • Transfer quick: We establish crucial issues to unravel and minimize all the pieces else. We check concepts early so we don’t waste time on lifeless ends. We default to motion and ship superior outcomes.
  • Radiate constructive vitality: We come to issues with vitality and fervour. We nurture new concepts and interact positively in testing them. We encourage our colleagues to go additional and are resilient to set backs. We recharge by taking break day. We’re right here for a fantastic day, not an extended day.
  • Talk proactively: We talk merely and immediately. We broadcast updates, insights and classes learnt, particularly when issues haven’t gone to plan. We give as a lot context as doable so our teammates could make nice choices.


  • Fundamental wage: £52.5k – £62.5k every year (depending on expertise)
  • Annual go away: limitless
  • Pension: 3% employer contribution when matched by 5% worker contribution
  • Hybrid working: distant first with choice to work from a London workplace 1-2 days per week
  • Different advantages: £1000 annual wellbeing allowance and working-from-home tools price range as much as £500
  • Month-to-month firm socials
  • Buy prime quality carbon removing offsets on your private emissions from our stock

Variety and InclusionWe’ve been dedicated to constructing an inclusive and numerous office since day one of many firm. We’re the one firm we’re conscious of with a 50:50 gender balanced checklist of buyers and our each day processes are at all times outlined with D&I in thoughts, for instance our distant first coverage and suppleness round working time.We’re excited to encourage purposes and curiosity from people underrepresented within the local weather and tech house. Local weather change and local weather justice is a social subject that cuts throughout race and gender. We welcome candidates with lived expertise throughout these points.Research have proven that some teams of individuals, like ladies, are much less more likely to apply to a task until they meet 100% of the job necessities. Whoever you might be, for those who like certainly one of our jobs, we encourage you to use as you may simply be the candidate we rent!UK Sponsorship & Candidates at present outdoors the UK

  • UK Work Sponsorship: Sadly, at this stage of our development, we’re unable to supply UK sponsorship to candidates.
  • Candidates who reside outdoors the UK who will not be trying to reside and work within the UK, are inside 3 hours of the GMT/BST timezone and are keen to journey to London quarterly are inspired to use. Please observe we are going to use an Employer of Document association in these circumstances.

Anticipated wage

£52500 – 62500 per yr



Job date

Fri, 29 Mar 2024 23:22:23 GMT

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