[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Vesta Hiring Summer Field Assistant in Climate Change Mitigation

April Eason jobs at projectvesta.org
Thu Mar 17 14:58:56 MDT 2022

Summer Field Assistant in Climate Change Mitigation

Location: Long Island, NY

Project Vesta is a USA-based company and research organization with a
mission to remove billions of tons of excess atmospheric carbon dioxide
through Coastal Enhanced Weathering(CEW) of olivine. Enhanced weathering is
a nature-based negative emission approach that accelerates the weathering
rate of naturally occurring silicate minerals. When ground to the size of
beach sand, olivine weathers thousands of times faster than would naturally
occur in ultramafic rocks, leading to significant CO2 sequestration from
the atmosphere on human timescales. Project Vesta currently employs 10
full-time scientists and engineers including 8 Ph.D. level researchers in
geochemistry, oceanography, and ecology. We are conducting laboratory,
mesocosm, and pilot experiments at locations across the USA and
internationally to determine if CEW can be a safe, effective, and
affordable means of permanently sequestering excess atmospheric CO2.

Job Description

We are seeking to hire one or more Summer Field Assistants to help in the
initial execution of the world’s first field trial of Coastal Enhanced
Weathering on Long Island, NY, USA. Applicants with prior fieldwork
experience and an academic background in Marine Science, Earth Science,
Environmental Science, or similar are preferred.

The role will report to the field trial Senior Scientist, also based at the
fieldsite, and will assist the Senior Scientist in fieldwork and laboratory
work at the pilot site. This individual must thrive in a hard-working,
fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment. This is an excellent opportunity
for a passionate individual to gain extensive scientific field experience
and familiarity with the climate change mitigation industry.

This is a paid, temporary position and will be located in Southampton, Long
Island, NY from May - September 2022. For exceptional, recent graduates
there may be an opportunity for full-time employment at the Long Island
pilot site, or an alternative pilot site, following the completion of the

The responsibilities of this position include:


   Conducting hands-on, field-based research in coastal oceanography with
   an emphasis on seawater and porewater geochemistry and sedimentology.

   Assisting in the day-to-day execution of fieldwork operations, including
   field supply ordering and preparation, as well as equipment maintenance.

   Sample processing and analysis of basic aqueous geochemical parameters.

   Collation and management of field data.

The ideal candidate can easily fulfill the responsibilities of this
position described above and has the following qualities and experience:



   A deep sense of dedication to combating the climate crisis.

   Ability and passion to learn quickly and solve challenges independently
   and creatively.

   A commitment to harmonious and productive collaboration.

   Professionalism under all circumstances.

   Meticulous attention to detail in planning and procedure.

   Enthusiasm for the Project Vesta mission and ethos.

   Dedication to fair and equitable treatment of all individuals on the

   Excitement and enthusiasm to assist in meeting the challenges of running
   a first-of-a-kind field pilot experiment.

Minimum Qualifications


   Enrollment in a B.A. program for Marine Sciences, Earth Sciences,
   Environmental Sciences or a related discipline.

   Creative problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

   Ability to work independently.

   Excellent swimming abilities; comfort in water. Ideally experience

   Drivers license.

Desirable Qualifications


   Experience conducting fieldwork, ideally including in-water and
   boat-based activities.

   Laboratory experience, sample handling and processing.

   Proficiency working with and organizing datasets.

   Experience in small boat handling.

   SCUBA certification.

Employment Terms


   Competitive salary and benefits

For more information or to apply, please email jobs@ <jobs at projectvesta.org>
vesta.earth. Applications should consist of a single document or PDF file
containing a (1) cover letter (2) CV/resume including a description of
prior field, laboratory, research, or educational experience. Names and
contact information of three references may be included or will be
requested during the interview process.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We celebrate diversity and demand equal
opportunity employment. We are committed to building a team that represents
a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills- because reversing
climate change is going to require a diverse and unprecedented workforce.
The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
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