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Scientific Field-Builder and Roadmapper

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About Spark Climate Solutions

Spark Climate Solutions is accelerating progress in emerging climate fields, towards repairing the climate. Spark focuses on underdeveloped solutions that have the potential to help mitigate climate harm, address near-term warming, and contribute to climate repair. Spark takes a systems approach, working with experts and other stakeholders, to accelerate these fields through collaboratively building strategic roadmaps, providing research funding, seeding new organizations, and communicating with the public. Spark’s first focus area is accelerating solutions for near-term warming management, starting with enteric fermentation mitigation, and methane removal. Our team has deep expertise in science, engineering, and climate-focused philanthropy. Spark’s funders include the Grantham Foundation, Quadrature Climate Foundation, Astera Institute, Climate Pathfinders Foundation, and Additional Ventures.

Position Summary

Spark Climate Solutions is seeking someone with scientific roadmapping—or a mix of both business or consulting experience and science or engineering background—to join our team to lead scientific roadmapping in emerging areas. Our ideal candidates are on a continuing journey of climate action innovation, figuring out how to accelerate forward progress with all available levers. 

Your role will be to lead an effort to chart a research and development roadmap within a specific climate solution or response vertical, in collaboration with internal teammates and external collaborators and experts, and then take on responsibility for helping that field to grow through building the field, managing research and grant programs, and educating collaborators and funders. Areas you might focus on include:

Our ideal candidates:

Responsibilities

Scientific Field-Builder and Roadmappers will be responsible for:

Education and/or Experience

Candidates for all of these roles must have the following: 

Location

As with all positions at Spark Climate Solutions, this will be 100% remote. Employees can work anywhere within the United States, or internationally with approval. Our center of gravity is in the SF Bay Area, with a possible option (not requirement) of some in-person work later in 2022.

Eligibility

Compensation

These are all full-time positions with benefits. The salary range is $130,000-$180,000 / year.  In addition, Spark Climate Solutions provides exceptional benefits including flexible PTO, sick time, holidays, generous health insurance coverage, and full-covered dental/vision/life insurance, and parental leave.

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