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Terrestrial Storage of Biomass Scientist

Isometric

Isometric

London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

About Us

Isometric is a carbon removal registry. We issue the world’s most scientifically rigorous carbon credits to help Fortune 100 companies tackle climate change and prevent greenwashing.

We're growing quickly, but we’re intentional about hiring people who contribute to our unique culture. Our team is smart, meticulous and courageous—but warm, kind and supportive too.

We’re led by Eamon Jubbawy, an experienced CEO who previously co-founded Onfido, the world’s leading AI-powered identity verification platform. He scaled the company to $100m+ in revenue—verifying over half a billion identities and catching 23 million fraudsters—before selling the company for $650m. Eamon started Isometric in 2022 to bring the same level of rigorous fraud prevention, confidence and trust to the carbon removal industry.

The wider Isometric team includes scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Yale and Stanford— and technologists from companies like Amazon, Shopify, Meta, Google, Wise and Palantir.

We’re backed by world-class investors with real-world experience in climate change and company building: Lowercarbon Capital and Plural.

Join us if you're ready to take on a career-defining role. Working here will be unlike any job you've had before!

About The Role

Join our team to spearhead innovative carbon removal initiatives, disrupting an industry in need of change. Lead the development of cutting-edge solutions and collaborate with world-class scientists to combat climate change head-on. Join us in paving the way for a sustainable future by expanding Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage protocols into terrestrial and biochar contexts.


Responsibilities

  • Protocol Development and Review: Contribute to the development of Isometric MRV protocols outlining monitoring requirements for various biomass storage methods.

  • Data Analysis and Synthesis: Provide estimates of durability for different biomass storage techniques based on comprehensive literature reviews and supplier data.

  • Risk Assessment and Management: Evaluate and mitigate reversal risks inherent in different biomass storage techniques.

  • Research Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing: Engage with academia, national labs, and industry partners to stay abreast of the latest research on BiCRS.

  • Cultural Development and Team Building: Foster a culture within the early science team that emphasizes scientific rigor, pragmatism, and ecosystem building through mentorship and collaboration.

Requirements

  • PhD degree or nearing completion of a PhD program in biochemistry, environmental & earth sciences, chemical engineering or related.

  • Leading research focused on biomass storage in shallow subsurface areas and acquainted with various methods of carbon storage. Experience in biochar durability could also be relevant.

  • Approach tasks with a positive attitude and humility, acknowledging their difficulty while remaining steadfast in our resolve.

  • Foster a collaborative spirit and a passion for innovation, while upholding the highest scientific standards in tackling challenges related to carbon removal and storage.

This role might not be for you if...

  • You’re looking for a fully remote role at the moment. In the early stages of building our product we’re optimising for being physically together 3 days a week.

  • You enjoy structure and only staying within your area of expertise. We’re a small team early on the journey and things change quickly as we learn more.

  • You prefer a slower pace. While the problem we’re facing has a long time horizon, it’s also critical that we make meaningful progress on it today, not next quarter or year.


Equal employment opportunity commitment

We’re growing quickly, but we’re intentional about hiring people who contribute to our unique culture. Our multidisciplinary team brings people together from diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences. Our team is full of high performing people who really care about what they do and each other. Join us if you're ready to take on a career-defining role. Working here will be unlike any job you've had before. We care about creating equal access to opportunities so please let us know if you have a disability or require adjustments at an interview.