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Senior Scientist, Ratings

BeZero Carbon


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Join BeZero Carbon as a Senior Scientist and shape the future of the Voluntary Carbon Market with your expertise


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Organisation summary: BeZero Carbon is a pioneering ratings agency revolutionizing the Voluntary Carbon Market with its cutting-edge SaaS product. Founded in 2020 and leveraging a team of over 120 professionals across four continents, the company blends climate science, financial analysis, and technological innovation. Fresh off a significant Series B funding, BeZero Carbon is on a rapid growth trajectory, committed to accelerating the Net-Zero transition through insightful ratings. Learn more about us at

  • Role Summary:
    • Lead a team of scientists researching the science and evidence of various carbon offset projects.
    • Expand and refine the company's ratings and analytical models.
    • Manage and enhance the literature database and content streams.
    • Author research reports analyzing market trends and dynamics.
    • Represent BeZero Carbon at industry conferences and events.
    • Drive monthly targets by delivering ratings, reviews, and content.
    • Potential management responsibilities for rating scientists, dependent on experience.
  • Role Requirements:
    • A strong academic background in environmental and/or natural sciences.
    • Professional experience in the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), with knowledge of forestry projects, cookstoves projects, or working with standards bodies.
    • Exceptional written, presentational, and oral communication skills.
    • Proven research background with strong analytical skills.
    • Experience in engaging with high-level clients and external stakeholders.
    • Deep understanding of the voluntary carbon market and associated project risks.

Senior Scientist, Ratings

About us:

BeZero Carbon is a global ratings agency for the Voluntary Carbon Market. We distribute our ratings via our SaaS Product, BeZero Carbon Markets, informing all market participants on how to price and manage risk. Our ratings and research tools support buyers, intermediaries, investors and carbon project developers.

Founded in April 2020, our 120+ strong team combines climatic and earth sciences, sell-side financial research, earth observation, machine learning, data and technology, engineering, and public policy expertise. We work from four continents.

Having raised a significant Series B funding round in late 2022, we are rapidly growing as a company, accelerating the Net-Zero transition through ratings.

Job Description:

BeZero is looking for an exceptional candidate with project expertise to join our carbon credit ratings team. The ideal candidate would have an academic background in environmental and/or natural sciences. In addition, their professional experience will bring knowledge of developing projects on the ground, auditing/reviewing the carbon accountancy parameters of these projects such as baselines, carbon pool models and/or development of sector-relevant methodologies.

Knowledge and understandingof the Voluntary Carbon Offset Market is essential. We are looking for a driven, creative and intellectually curious individual excited by the prospect of working at an innovative start-up aiming to rethink the frameworks by which carbon offset credits are assessed for quality.

The role will be focused on the management of scientists that research the science and evidence behind different types of projects, and continuing to build our database of evidence and ratings and content stream for the sector. The successful candidate will be expected to drive analytical development, BeZero’s research and refine ratings frameworks for this sector level. It will also require interacting with both internal and external stakeholders and consequently, strong written, presentational, and oral communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will bring a depth of knowledge in offset projects and the ability to create effective messaging for a diverse audience. The candidate will report to BeZero’s Director of Carbon Ratings and can work remotely or from our London-based office on GMT hours.


  • Research offset projects in the voluntary carbon market

  • Expanding and developing our ratings and analytical models for the sector

  • Curating our literature database

  • Writing research reports on market trends and dynamics

  • Attending conferences and events representing BeZero Carbon

  • Working towards monthly targets through delivery of ratings, reviews and content

  • Potential management of rating scientists, depending on experience

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have an academic background in environmental and/or natural sciences.

  • Have professional experience in the VCM; For example, a background in Forestry Projects, Cookstoves Projects or engaging with a Standards Body.

  • Have strong written and spoken communication skills.

  • Have a strong research background and analytical skills.

  • Be comfortable speaking to high-level clients and external stakeholders.

  • Have a strong understanding of the voluntary carbon market and the risks offset projects face.


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