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We are seeking a Director of Research to play a major role in shaping and driving Vesta’s research and development program. The objective of this position is to increase the technological readiness level of Vesta’s core product, Coastal Carbon Capture, so that it can be applied safely and effectively worldwide. This is a significant leadership opportunity at a fast-growing climate-tech company with the potential for very large scale carbon dioxide removal.
The Director of Research will report to the Head of Science and will drive significant parts of Vesta’s global scientific research program. We are open to different backgrounds; at a minimum, the role requires a background in aqueous geochemistry, marine geochemistry, biogeochemistry or a related field, as well as extensive experience in field and laboratory research. In addition, qualified candidates will have extensive project management and leadership experience including management of interdisciplinary, technical teams executing applied research.
The role will involve the design, development, and management of scientific and technical teams executing multiple projects with various collaborators and contractors, as well as concurrent field trials involving numerous stakeholders. This role will also engage with numerous non-scientific stakeholders including community members, regulatory agencies, governmental officials, and the press. This position will also act as a senior scientist and technical liaison between engineering and scientific teams. This includes working with coastal engineers and regulatory agencies to help design olivine deployments that optimize for both safety and maximal carbon capture rates.
This individual must thrive in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment while simultaneously contributing to multiple projects. This is a remote position with an expectation to travel for stretches of time (for days to weeks) to field sites, laboratories, conferences, or important stakeholder meetings. Experience working in coastal settings is a strong plus. While this is a remote position, the ideal candidate will reside in a time zone compatible with US Eastern Time.
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While this is a remote role, there is a preference for candidates based on the East Coast.
Vesta offers a competitive salary package that includes equity; health, vision and dental benefits; and unlimited PTO.
Vesta is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We celebrate diversity and demand equal opportunity employment. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills- because reversing climate change is going to require a diverse and unprecedented workforce. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and a cover letter telling us more about yourself.