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Biochar Scientist (remote)

Carbo Culture

Carbo Culture

Finland
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023

Are you passionate about working on new frontiers of soil science and climate action? This is a unique opportunity to work with the industry in advancing more sustainable soil practices and advancing scientific research in an applied and innovative context.


Working in Carbo Culture as a Biochar Scientist you will have the unique opportunity to bring to market climate action and more sustainable soil practices. This is the first role of this kind in our company and an opportunity to work on complex problems where you’ll be collaborating with a small multidisciplinary team and lend your expertise in soil science to commercializing biocarbon products for agricultural and environmental contexts.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a value proposition for soil use of biochar
  • Support the implementation of new projects, the preparation of proposals and new product development, especially in the soil and agricultural sector
  • Identify academic/research labs to collaborate with, develop and own the collaboration for different tests and biochar R&D
  • Carry out research planning, data collection, investigation, interpretation and analysis, etc
  • Contribute to science communications and marketing materials development, technical sales presentations and customer relationships development
  • Take ownership of all soil-based biochar trials and collaborate with external researchers and corporate R&D teams in designing trials, joint R&D and pilots
  • Train our team in latest research and findings and identify project opportunities and future plans for biochar sales strategy
  • Advance our methodology contributions, such as create a robust justification for biochar co-benefits quantification, potentially leading to breakthrough commercial applications and market entries for the company

Ideal candidate:

  • Master’s or PhD studies in soil biology, chemistry, environmental science or a related field. Strong preference on actual biochar research experience
  • Experience with lab research, field testing and experimental research
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English, adeptness in persuasive communication across diverse audiences, including individuals without specialized knowledge,
  • Capability to collaborate effectively within a remote or distributed team.
  • Cross-sectoral experience in agricultural production / agroecology, biodiversity, composting, biogas, built green environments, nutrient and water runoff, or similar fields would be a plus
  • Demonstrated domain leadership experience and the ability to set up and manage research projects and take on an end-to-end responsibility over project life cycle and international partnerships

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Carbon farming methodologies and research
  • LCA methodology experience