The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of ...View Company Profile
NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our people helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our team of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and the globe from our offices in Bozeman, Montana; Chicago; New York; San Francisco; Santa Monica; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing.
NRDC is seeking a Staff Scientist to work with the Nature team in one of our US-based offices, with Washington D.C. and San Francisco being the preferred offices.
NRDC is seeking an early career staff scientist to work collaboratively on the ongoing development of NRDC’s Climate Test, an innovative scientific tool designed to assess the compatibility of individual energy projects with climate goals, in the agency decision-making context and beyond. The scientist, in collaboration with current resident science staff, will be responsible for expanding development and application of our existing methodology to assess the consistency of particular projects, actions, and policies with climate goals; and to publicly advance the application of that tool in various government and public contexts. The scientist will need to be able to serve as a specialist in the climate test tool and will assist current lead staff in the continuing refinement of the test, expanding its application into other arenas, as appropriate, including, e.g., existing fossil fuel projects, renewable energy projects, and non-energy projects.
Additionally, the scientist will assist the Nature team with climate and energy systems analysis, working cross-programmatically as appropriate. They will deploy multidisciplinary scientific expertise and methods to a diverse array of subject matter.
The scientist will engage in extensive communication concerning their research and analysis both internally and externally. They will collaborate with NGO, academic, and community partners as appropriate, and present analytic concepts and results to scientists, policymakers, and the public.
The position may be based in any NRDC office, with a preference for Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA.
The scientist’s specific areas of scientific inquiry and analysis will include, inter alia, the following:
Specific responsibilities may include:
NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $83,000 to $95,000. Internal equity considerations will be reviewed before making a final offer. As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety, and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state, and federal laws. To apply, visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs. If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422.
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