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Position Location: Remote
Position Term: Annual Contract Basis
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Position Posting Close Date: Position posting will remain open until filled. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.
SUMMARY OF POSITION ROLES AND RESPONSBILITIES
The Chief Scientist is the senior leader of the Ecosystem Services Market Research Consortium (ESMRC) Research and Development (R&D) department which is ESMC’s innovation program that serves to improve and expand our market program operations. The Chief Scientist guides the strategic development and growth of ESMRC’s science, innovation and R&D programs, projects, partnerships, and fundraising with the goal of providing the best available information to support scaled beneficial outcomes from agricultural operations, including improved ecosystems service outcomes that are quantified and verified. The incumbent will broker scientific partnerships, provide scientific leadership with and to our Network, and promote and support innovative approaches for the development and management of scientific information, including the advancement of tools that facilitate the use of this information in our ecosystem services market program and pilot projects in support of market program expansion and enhancements.
ESMC/ESMRC’s ecosystem services market program incentivizes, quantifies, tracks and delivers supply chain credits (aka impact units or emissions factors) for increased soil carbon, reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, enhanced water quality and water use conservation, and biodiversity outcomes from US and North American farms and ranches. The credits help meet the commitments and annual reporting requirements of agricultural supply chain and value chain buyers and other actors seeking to increase regenerative, climate smart, and sustainable agricultural outcomes from within their supply chains.
For awarded grants, oversee RDD&D aspects of grants and grant reporting processes, including compilation of research and technical project documentation, synthesis of project outcomes, learnings, application to grant objectives, and future research opportunities, and relevant impacts to ESMRC’s ongoing RDD&D, pilot projects, and ESMC’s market program
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
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ESMC/ESMRC Background Information: The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) is a member-driven consortium working with partners and collaborators across the agricultural supply chain and value chain. ESMC’s program serves as a collective enabling program to achieve quantified and verified scope 3 supply chain soil carbon removals and GHG reductions for corporates with agriculture in their supply chain. We also generate improved water quality, water use conservation, and biodiversity outcomes and claims for scope 3 reporting. ESMC’s technologically advanced, digitized end-to-end ecosystem services market program and MRV infrastructure rewards and incentivize farmers for beneficial impacts of sustainable agricultural systems, and sells outcomes to corporates with annual scope 3 accounting and reporting requirements to meet SBTi and Net Zero commitments. The research arm of the consortium – known as the Ecosystem Services Market Research Consortium, or “ESMRC” – invests in critical R&D to further scale the beneficial impacts of sustainable practice adoption on working agricultural lands. ESMC meets corporate and societal needs by quantifying, monitoring, and verifying the carbon, GHG and other environmental benefits achieved in ESMC market projects. ESMRC supports ESMC via innovative research and development initiatives and pilot project support.
For More Information: www.ecosystemservicesmarket.org