Agricultural Soil Carbon Scientist

Agricultural Soil Carbon Scientist

Type of offer:

The Scientist will conduct cutting-edge research to address questions associated with three crucial gaps identified in our understanding of how soil management can help maximize agricultural contributions to reducing greenhouse gas concentrations:

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct rigorous analysis that will lead to the development and refinement of our understanding of the scale and measurement of net carbon sequestration in cropland soils.
  • Identify high priority research needs via literature review and synthesis, communication, and workshops with experts from other institutions, and discussion with the internal EDF scientific team focused on agricultural soil carbon storage and related GHG fluxes.
  • Expand research efforts on critical questions in the larger research community and stay abreast of literature relevant to soil carbon; develop and manage grants provided to external researchers.
  • Write papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and reports/fact sheets/blog posts for general audiences to advance the science around soil carbon.
  • Synthesize and disseminate research and soil carbon information for EDF scientists, economists, lawyers, and policy specialists and make recommendations on approaches for outreach to stakeholders and influencing policy based on scientific results.
  • Work with colleagues to develop work plans and create data-sharing and other agreements necessary for research completion.   
  • Pursue projects and collaborations in her/his own areas of interest.
  • Develop and help implement field data collection protocols.
  • Participate in scientific conferences and working groups as relevant.
  • Lead and mentor research analysts, interns, and fellows.
  • Ensure excellent coordination and communication with internal and external collaborators.
  • Participates in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values
  • Travel as required for research, coordination, and communication purposes.
Location: Washington, D.C and U.S. Remote
Organization: EDF
Deadline: June 20, 2021
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