Carbon Removal Scientist or Engineer

New York City
10 days ago
Full time role


Isometric builds scientifically rigorous measurement and verification technology to confirm carbon removal claims are true. ...

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Job Description

Isometric brings transparency and trust to the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) industry. We build scientifically rigorous measurement and verification (M&V) technology to confirm that carbon removal claims are true. Our mission is to help scale the market for CDR to the magnitude required to reverse climate change—an existential threat to our civilisation.

We’re thoughtful about the way we’re building our company culture to enable everyone to do the best work of their career. Our team is smart, meticulous and courageous—but kind, nerdy and supportive too.

We’re led by an experienced CEO who co-founded and scaled a tech company to over $100m of revenue in just a few years. Our Head of Science is an expert in the field of biogeochemistry and a thought leader in the world of carbon removal innovation. Our technology team consists of builders from companies like Amazon, Facebook, Shopify, Palantir and Intercom. And we’re backed by some of the world’s most recognised investors.

If you’re looking for a company with a meaningful mission at the very start of the journey, but with a safety net that most other startups lack—Isometric really is a unique proposition.

Carbon Removal Scientist or Engineer

We are looking for scientists and engineers with expertise from this list (and beyond) to join our team. If you are a scientist or engineer at any level and are looking to apply your skills to carbon removal, please apply! Prior experience in carbon removal is a plus, but is not required.

  • Modeling and simulation

  • Gas exchange kinetics

  • Physics

  • Fluid dynamics

  • Hydrology

  • Aqueous geochemistry

  • Analytical chemistry

  • Biogeochemistry

  • Oceanography (physical, chemical, biological)

  • Process engineering

  • Mechanical engineering

  • Materials science

  • Subsurface geology/geophysics

  • Life Cycle Analysis

  • Etc.

Outcomes you’ll be responsible for

  • Building internal knowledge of the science underpinning carbon removal and storage technologies.

  • Ensuring that the science underlying the Isometric platform for carbon removal suppliers is internally consistent and in line with the latest research.

  • Building an early science team culture that values scientific rigour, pragmatism, and ecosystem building through mentoring your teammates or influencing how we interface with external experts and stakeholders.

Tasks you might do

  • Assessing which observation(s) and/or model(s) are required for robust verification of carbon removal suppliers.

  • Working directly with carbon removal buyers and suppliers to understand their verification needs from a technical perspective.

  • Working directly with the engineering team to build a verification product that works across multiple carbon removal pathways.

  • Providing technical leadership in onboarding carbon removal suppliers onto the Isometric platform.

  • Developing technical specifications for on-site verification for carbon removal suppliers.

Aptitudes you’ll display

  • Deep subject matter expertise and thought leadership related to one or more core science and engineering skills, which you may have obtained through the process of earning a PhD degree or equivalent and through additional academic and/or industry experience.

  • Eagerness to learn new things and to teach others about the science of carbon removal and storage. We are science-driven and are building technology that relies on the clear communication of science concepts, both internally and externally.

  • Drive to urgently solve big challenges that have no obvious answers today. We’re doing novel things that no one person knows the answer to today.

  • Bringing good energy and humility into how you show up. It’s a tough problem but we can’t give up.

This role might not be for you if

  • You’re looking for a fully remote role at the moment. In the early stages of building our product we’re optimising for being physically together 2-4 days a week.

  • You enjoy structure and only staying within your area of expertise. We’re a small team early on the journey and things change quickly as we learn more.

  • You prefer a slower pace. While the problem we’re facing has a long time horizon, it’s also critical that we make meaningful progress on it today, not next quarter or year.


We'd be really happy to speak to you about the role. Reach out to Dr. Elizabeth Troein, our Head of Science:

Isometric builds scientifically rigorous measurement and verification technology to confirm carbon removal claims are true. ...

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