Biodiversity Researcher [FTC 7 months]

Climate X

Climate X

London, UK
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Biodiversity Researcher [FTC]

Climate X is a purpose-driven climate adaptation data company set to revolutionise how the world manages assets, property, and infrastructure.

We apply cutting-edge, peer-reviewed science to help prevent the worst impacts of climate change. We combine climate projections, remote sensing observations, and modelling to project the frequency and severity of physical climate risks such as floods, subsidence, storms, etc.

We are engaged in a grant which will begin on 10th July and continue for 7-8 months.

The acceleration of biodiversity loss, combined with the threats it poses to the climate, the spread of disease and the economy means there is a global need for innovative solutions to slow biodiversity loss, and mitigate the negative impacts of losses already incurred.
The use of satellite-derived data presents a unique opportunity to address the biodiversity problem in one of the UK’s largest economic contributors, the financial services sector. We (Climate X) seek to develop a Biodiversity Impact Scenario Monitor (BISM), using:

  • satellite data,
  • complementary terrestrial data sources, and
  • enabling technologies

in a physics-first approach, to provide granular detail of business asset impacts on specific biomes
(distinct geographical regions with specific biodiversity and climate), whilst identifying, understanding and predicting the impacts and dependencies of business on nature, and nature on business.

We advocate diversity with our founders, team, and investors from various backgrounds.
We’re not building just a team but a place of innovation where problem solving, and fun coexist to address the most significant challenge our society is facing now.

The impact you’ll own

As Biodiversity Researcher, you will collaborate with our remote sensing scientist to develop indicators that assess the impact of businesses on nature and the impact of nature on businesses. This role will play a crucial part in our organisation's commitment to sustainable practices and aligning with the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework.

You will research and analyse the interrelationships between biodiversity, ecosystems, and business operations across various industries.

You will develop robust methodologies and indicators to quantify and monitor the impact of businesses on biodiversity and ecosystems. Conversely, you will create indicators to measure the impact of changes in biodiversity and ecosystems on business performance, risks, and opportunities.

Essential Skills

  • A PhD or MSc or relevant research experience in Environmental Science, Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in biodiversity research, impact assessments, and ecosystem services valuation.
  • Solid understanding of the TNFD framework and its application in business contexts.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to non-technical audience.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working with remote sensing data and techniques is highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with proficiency in data analysis and statistical software.

Equal Opportunities

Climate X are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds.