Data Scientist, Agriculture or Geospatial
Carbon removal is a mass transfer problem. We need to create an entirely new industry capable of removing tens of billions of tons of CO2 — the same order of magnitude as humanity’s entire global production of food, or concrete, and to do all this within the next decade.
Our bet: the best chance of success is by leveraging three industries already capable of this scale: agriculture 🚜, mining 🪨, and transportation 🚚. But just having the physical and human infrastructure is not enough.
As a Data Scientist at Lithos, you will process, analyze, and visualize field results from some of the first and largest commercial trials of enhanced rock weathering in the world. Prior academic research in ERW was conducted in small plots and with a primary focus on the geochemical perspective. As the field scales, it will be critical to understand its impact in a large-scale production agriculture context, including the specific practices and challenges of working with commercial data.
Examples of key areas this role will own:
- Meta-analysis of trends, similarities, and quirks from results across different farms and regions, including integration of 3rd-party geospatial and remote sensing data
- Quantifying changes in soil chemistry across varied and heterogeneous agricultural soils
- Processing and analyzing yield data from combine-mounted yield monitors
- Execute throughout the full data development cycle: from initial exploratory data analysis and R&D on raw data, to collaborating with our engineering team on schema improvements and pipeline maintenance, to developing and delivering dashboards, reporting, and future production models
Lithos Carbon revolutionizes the carbon capture industry through enhanced rock weathering technology. We work with farmers to spread basalt rock on farmland, which increases soil health and repurposes post-industrial waste. Our technology is aimed at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at a fraction of the cost of other methods, while helping farmers improve crop yields. Our team is made up of industry-leading academic scientists and proven entrepreneurs, and we are backed by top-tier investors like Union Square Ventures and Greylock Partners. We started commercializing the technology in 2022 and already signed customers for our permanent carbon removal credits including Stripe, Alphabet, Shopify, and McKinsey’s Frontier program. You can read about our work in FastCompany, Axios, and on our blog.