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Project/Senior Associate, Agricultural Carbon


Terra Carbon LLC


Agricultural Carbon

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United States    

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April 3, 2024

As an associate, you will put science into practice to advise clients on the development of agricultural land carbon offset projects around the world, as well as on insetting, Scope 3 emissions, and similar initiatives. You will report to TerraCarbon’s Manager of Agricultural Land Management. Your work will help drive funding to small and large agricultural producers to adopt agricultural practices that improve soil health, increase carbon storage, and build resilience to climate change across croplands, agroforestry lands, and grazing lands. We are particularly looking for someone who brings expertise in soil carbon dynamics in rangelands or grazing systems, process-based soil biogeochemical models (e.g., Daycent, SNAPGRAZE, MEMS), and/or sample design for soil carbon stock change monitoring. You will work with a creative and passionate team of experts and the world’s leading organizations that are scaling up nature-based climate solutions.

Special Requirements
Graduate degree in soil science, agricultural science, or related field; At least 3 years of working experience in a relevant field (e.g. scientific research, natural climate solutions, modeling, restoration ecology, etc.); Strong field and analytical skills, including proficiency in soil sampling design, statistics, and database management; Acumen in project planning and management; Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills; Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (approximately 10-30% of the time); Fluency in English Preferred Skills and Expertise PhD in soil science, agricultural science, carbon modeling or related field; Expertise in grazing systems and/or process-based soil models strongly preferred; Familiarity with emerging technologies for soil carbon monitoring (e.g. digital soil mapping, spectroscopy); Familiarity with carbon offset standards and methodologies, in particular the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the VCS Methodology for Improved Agricultural Land Management (VM0042); Familiarity with Scope 3 accounting; Experience living or working abroad, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa; Proficiency in a second language; Swahili is particularly desirable, though Spanish, Hindi, and other languages are welcome skills

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