Life Cycle Analysis Specialist

about 1 year ago
Full time role
New York, NY, US... more
New York, NY, US... more

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.

Outcomes you’ll be responsible for

  • Building internal knowledge of complex Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) model development, including counterfactuals and multi-product processes, as relevant to carbon removal and storage suppliers.

  • Ensuring that the LCA for carbon removal suppliers is internally consistent and in line with the latest research.

Tasks you might do

  • Evaluating and developing LCA for carbon removal suppliers in a variety of existing and emerging carbon removal and storage technologies.

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

  • Working directly with the engineering team to build measurement and verification products for all carbon removal pathways.

  • Providing technical leadership in onboarding carbon removal suppliers onto the Isometric platform using a combination of LCA provided by suppliers and produced in-house.

  • Develop technical specifications for on-site measurement and verification relevant to the LCA.

Aptitudes you’ll display

  • Deep subject matter expertise and thought leadership related to LCA development for emerging carbon removal and storage technologies, which you may have obtained through the process of earning a PhD degree and/or through 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 3 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 here:

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