Chief Scientist, Senior Scientists, and Associate Scientists (Multiple Hires)

About Project Drawdown
The World’s Leading Resource for Climate Solutions

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. Since the 2017 publication of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, the organization has emerged as a leading resource for information and insight about climate solutions. Cities, universities, corporations, philanthropies, policymakers, communities, educators, activists, and more turn to Project Drawdown as they look to advance effective climate action. They aim to support the growing constellation of efforts to move climate solutions forward and move the world toward drawdown—as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

Position Summary
Project Drawdown is hiring a “dream team” of leading scientists to join our stellar staff to conduct top-quality research and provide world-leading insights on climate solutions and strategies at the global scale.

They intend to hire one Chief Scientist to oversee the broader science team and conduct their own research, and a group of 4-5 full-time Senior / Associate Scientists (the title will depend on the level of previous work experience) who will work with the Chief Scientist. These are all full-time, ongoing staff positions.

They are looking for scientists who have experience working cross-sectorally and at a global scale with deep expertise in climate mitigation, solutions, and strategies related to the following areas:

  • Electricity (generation, storage, distribution, use, efficiency)
  • Food, Agriculture, and Land Use (deforestation, land use, crop & livestock systems, fisheries, diets & food waste)
  • Industry (steel, cement, chemicals, plastics, other materials, waste)
  • Transportation (road, aviation, shipping, and rail systems, plus alternative transit)
  • Buildings (domestic, public & commercial buildings, built environments, efficiency)
  • Carbon Removal (terrestrial, freshwater, and marine nature-based; technology-based)
  • Environmental Co-Benefits (co-benefits of climate solutions to biodiversity, natural resources, etc.)
  • Data Science (novel methods to analyze, model, and assess climate strategies – especially geospatial analysis, remote sensing, and process-based modeling)

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