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Climate Solution Scientist

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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 scientific experts to join our team to identify and analyze emerging areas for novel climate solutions and to develop broad-based intervention strategies to support the growth of these emerging fields. Our ideal candidates are on a continuing journey of scientific exploration, driven by the desire to help repair the climate.

We’re hiring 2-3 Associate Scientists and 1-2 Senior Scientists, each position is full-time. Depending on projects and availability, some roles may also be fixed-term.

We are looking for scientists with deep expertise in chemical engineering, materials science, biology, engineering, chemistry, geology, biochemistry, atmospheric science, physics or related fields  which they have applied to climate solutions areas, including the following:

Our ideal candidates:

As a member of a small team, you will be at the center of the action and pivotal to our success as Spark moves from concept to impact, with front row exposure to emerging climate fields and leading scientists and philanthropists.

Responsibilities

Scientists 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.

Eligibility

Compensation

These are all full-time positions with benefits. The salary range for Associate Scientist is $110,000-150,000 / year. The salary range for Senior Scientist $130,000-$180,000 / year. For exceptional candidates, we will consider part-time roles with terms to be negotiated.  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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