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Roadmapping Scientist, Natural Systems Response

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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 high-leverage, under-resourced solution areas and takes a systems approach, collaboratively working with experts and other stakeholders, to accelerate these fields by 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 seeks a Natural Systems Response Scientific Roadmapper to develop a scientific roadmap of climate and environmental system responses to climate change—including natural feedbacks, tipping elements, ecological responses, and climate risk monitoring. Engaging with the scientific community and existing research, you will create a landscape of current scientific understanding (including areas of consensus, and diving into the fundamental questions behind any lack of consensus), and modeling and monitoring capabilities in these areas and identify the highest priority research questions that need to be answered and programs to be built in these areas to help improve our understanding of natural systems responses, in turn driving both mitigation and adaptation plans and ambition.

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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.


This is a full-time position with benefits. The salary range is $90,000-$160,000 / 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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