Senior Scientist - Direct Air Capture and Storage

New York City
3 months ago
Full time role


Isometric is a carbon removal registry and science platform. ...

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Job Description

Isometric is a carbon removal registry and science platform. Our mission is to avert climate disaster by ensuring the transition to carbon removal happens responsibly and fast.

We're growing quickly, but we’re intentional about hiring people who contribute to our unique culture. Our team is smart, meticulous and courageous—but warm, kind and supportive too.

We’re led by Eamon Jubbawy, an experienced CEO who previously co-founded Onfido—one of the fastest-growing enterprise technology companies Europe has ever seen—where he scaled the AI-based verification company from $1 million to $100 million in revenue in under six years.

The wider team is composed of scientists from universities including Oxford, Cambridge and MIT, as well as technologists from companies including Amazon, Shopify, Meta, Wise and Palantir.

And we’re backed by world-class investors with real-world experience in climate change and company building: Lowercarbon Capital and Plural.

Join us if you're ready to take on a career-defining role. Working here will be unlike any job you've had before.

Outcomes you’ll be responsible for

  • Leading interdisciplinary collaborations in Direct Air Capture and Storage.

  • Driving community consensus on verification standards related to Direct Air Capture and Storage, and ensuring consistency with verification standards for other pathways.

  • Growing Isometric’s internal capacity for partnerships in Direct Air Capture and Storage, and building a team culture that values scientific rigor, pragmatism, and ecosystem building.

Tasks you might do

  • Develop verification frameworks for Direct Air Capture and Storage in partnership with industry, academia, and government.

  • Engage with academics, national labs, and industry players to build large, interdisciplinary, and collaborative projects with measurable impact in Direct Air Capture and Storage.

  • Lead translation of scientific research and collaborations into product with internal Product and Tech teams.

Aptitudes you’ll display

  • An interdisciplinary technical background coupled with applied industry experience, and demonstrated thought leadership in Direct Air Capture and Storage, which you may have obtained through the process of earning a PhD and through subsequent leadership roles in academia and industry.

  • 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 optimizing 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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