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Scientist, Mangroves

BeZero Carbon

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Join BeZero Carbon and spearhead innovative Blue Carbon research in a fast-growing start-up shaping the future of the voluntary carbon market

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BeZero Carbon is on the forefront of the Voluntary Carbon Market as a pioneering ratings agency, leveraging its SaaS product to guide market participants in risk management and pricing. With a diverse global team skilled in climatic sciences, financial research, technology, and more, the company is expanding swiftly thanks to recent Series B funding, committed to advancing the Net-Zero transition. Learn more about this exciting opportunity at www.bezerocarbon.com.

Role Summary:

  • Take lead in Blue Carbon content and analytical innovation within the carbon credit ratings team.
  • Conduct in-depth research on nature-based projects, specifically focusing on mangroves.
  • Enhance the company's database and analytical models for assessing the quality of carbon offset projects.
  • Author insightful research reports and represent BeZero at industry events.
  • Work towards achieving monthly targets in ratings, reviews, and content development.
  • Possibility of managing a team of rating scientists, depending on the candidate's experience.

Role Requirements:

  • Academic expertise in environmental/natural sciences with practical mangrove experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Robust background in research and analytics.
  • Capability to engage with high-level clients and stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the voluntary carbon market and related risks.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary with equity options in a dynamic VC-backed company.
  • Learn and grow with experts from various fields including science, economics, and finance.
  • 25 days of leave plus additional days for Christmas, New Year, and birthdays.
  • A rich benefits package inclusive of health coverages and wellness allowances.
  • Enhanced parental leave and the flexibility of nomad working over the summer.
  • Frequent social gatherings to foster team spirit.

BeZero Carbon is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life, ensuring an environment free from discrimination.

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 150+ 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.

www.bezerocarbon.com

Job Description:

BeZero is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our carbon credit ratings team. The ideal candidate would have an academic background in environmental and/or natural sciences and applied experience working on mangroves.

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 within which credits from such projects as assessed for quality.

The role will be focused on researching the science and evidence behind different types of nature-based projects, with a particular focus on mangrove-based activities. The role will lead our Blue Carbon function, continue 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 develop sector & sub-sector expertise to lead analysis of carbon projects. 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 mangrove 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.

Responsibilities:

●Lead the content stream and analytical innovation for our Blue Carbon team

●Research nature based projects in the voluntary carbon market

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

●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 with applied experience on mangroves.

●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.

What we’ll offer:

● Competitive salary and equity in a rapidly growing VC-backed start-up through share options

● Ability to learn and develop alongside a range of sector specialists from the worlds of science, economics, business, finance and more

● 25 days leave (with additional time off between Christmas and New Year, and for your birthday)

● Benefits package covering private medical insurance, dental, critical illness cover, income protection, life assurance, medical cash plan and cycle to work scheme (or a comparable package if you’re based overseas)

● Health and wellness cash allowance

● Enhanced parental leave

● Regular social events

● Nomad working over the summer, allowing you to work from another country

We value diversity at BeZero Carbon. We need a team that brings different perspectives and backgrounds together to build the tools needed to make the voluntary carbon market transparent. We are therefore committed to not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, age, or disability.

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