Job Senior Forest Carbon Scientist en Remote

Carbon Direct en Seattle, Washington, United States

Digital job Senior Forest Carbon Scientist at Carbon Direct

Senior Forest Carbon Scientist

Carbon Direct Seattle, Washington, United States

$67,500 - $110,000

Remote Full-time
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Join us on the journey to get to net zero
At Carbon Direct, we dedicate our scientific, software, and business expertise to empower organizations around the world to take climate action.
Our Mission
Enable organizations to reduce, remove, and utilize their emissions with carbon science
We are a purpose-driven carbon management firm dedicated to helping organizations around the world reach their climate goals. We make carbon science accessible and actionable with our end-to-end platform.
Global citizens with global impact
Whether a scientist, developer, or carbon markets expert, we are united by our mission to take climate action now. We are experts in our fields and we act with confidence. Located across 4 countries and 10+ states in the U.S., we offer both remote-friendly work options and dynamic, in-person experiences with offices located in Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA.
Diverse backgrounds bring diverse perspectives
We recognize that teams with diverse backgrounds and different experiences are powerful. Bringing together a variety of perspectives only enhances how we can effectively address the climate crisis. Together, we are creating an environment where everyone is celebrated and anyone can succeed.


To inform our technical strategy and provide cutting-edge scientific insights and perform deep diligence services for a range of clients, Carbon Direct is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial, team-focused mid-career forest scientists dedicated to end-to-end carbon management. The Senior Forest Carbon Scientists will apply a strong vision of how forest and forestry systems can best contribute to mitigating climate change while also being a doer who implements solutions and delivers positive outcomes.


  • Advise clients on carbon removal by helping them understand the opportunities and risks associated with different methods of carbon removal across forestry systems, develop carbon removal strategies, construct carbon removal portfolios, integrate carbon management into their business, and communicate efforts to clients and the public.
  • Lead due diligence of forest carbon projects, including leading due diligence teams to ensure forest carbon projects adhere to Carbon Direct’s criteria for high-quality carbon dioxide removal.
  • Provide mentorship and oversight to junior- and mid-level staff, including by providing technical feedback on client deliverables and guidance on methods and best practices. 
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative assessments of economic, social, and environmental co-benefits of forestry-related climate action which may include social and environmental justice, biodiversity preservation and promotion, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Conduct QA/QC on analyses and client deliverables, including by providing feedback, identifying opportunities for team training, and supporting team members to improve analytical skills.  
  • Conduct on-going monitoring, reporting, and verification for long-term forest projects and conduct site visits and stakeholder consultations as needed.
  • Contribute to efforts to develop data-driven efforts to identify high-quality forest carbon projects.
  • Write reports, policy briefs, and peer-reviewed publications and actively communicate the findings to the public, policymakers, and the media. 


  • A PhD or M.S and multiple years of experience in forestry, applied forest ecology, or a forestry-related discipline.
  • Experience leading field work in forestry, forestry research, or forest ecology
  • Strong analytical experience including at least three of the following:
    • Remote sensing, and/or GIS skills
    • Spatial statistics and sampling/survey design experience
    • Growth and yield modeling experience
    • Data analysis and process modeling experience 
    • Econometrics
  • Ability to effectively interface with external clients and internal stakeholders, providing excellent, responsive service
  • Experience providing mentorship and oversight to junior- and mid-level staff on specific projects and technical methods
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and conduct QA/QC on high-quality research and analytical results with limited direct guidance. This analytical experience should include at least two of the following:
    • Developing and/or evaluating forest stand management plans 
    • Assessing the economic and ecological viability of natural systems for proposed management plans
    • Original research in forestry or forest ecology
    • Analysis of carbon markets or carbon protocols
  • Forest carbon accounting and/or forest carbon protocol experience 
  • Reforestation experience 
  • Tropical and/or North American forestry or forest ecology experience 
  • Experience working with landowners
  • Excellent communication and cross-functional team building skills, with the ability to create strong relationships with a global distributed team. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in a fast-paced, outcome-oriented professional environment (consulting, startup, not-for-profit, etc.).

Salary Range

$162,000 - $198,000 a year

While we love our work, our lives aren’t defined by it. At Carbon Direct, we offer a robust benefits package that considers the whole person, their partners, and their families – and we’re always looking to improve.
Our U.S. benefits* include:
  • Comprehensive nationwide medical, dental, and vision coverage. See a preview of our coverage here.
  • Time off as needed: Flexible vacation policy and ten company-wide holidays, plus annual winter break between Christmas and New Year's
  • 16 weeks of fully paid parental and family leave with no tenure requirement
  • Remote-friendly work culture with annual company-wide retreats
  • Reimbursement for your work-from-home setup and monthly work-from-home stipend
*Please note that the benefits described apply to U.S.-based employees only. For our international employees, our benefits package varies by each country and its statutory requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Carbon Direct is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. We adhere rigorously to our equal employment opportunity policies in connection with all employment decisions, including hiring, compensation and promotion.

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