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Head of Science

Agreena

Agreena

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024
About Agreena
Agreena is an exciting, dynamic, and purpose-oriented organisation united in a mission to mobilise farmers and corporations to unlock the value of nature and help restore the planet. While we’re rooted in agriculture, finance, and technology, our team of experts range from soil carbon scientists and software developers to market strategists and regulatory affairs experts. Over 200 employees across more than 40 nationalities are gathered under the common Agreena flag – either working from our headquarters in Copenhagen, offices in London, or remotely across Europe.
Agreena provides solutions that drive both environmental and financial sustainability. Our company offers a supportive and positive work environment with opportunities for learning, leading, and growth no matter where you are in your professional journey. We believe in giving our employees a lot of responsibility, and we encourage new thinking, innovation, and fun.
And this is where you come in:
As Head of Science & Advisory in the Program function you will coordinate across multiple projects and activities that support delivery on new and existing carbon and natural capital technologies, and how they are understood across our teams and with key stakeholders. We are looking for someone who has a scientific background with experience in project and team management. You will have a knowledge of climate, environmental or carbon sciences combined with an ability to communicate and effectively include this knowledge in the Agreena Program. An ideal candidate is mission-driven, with a deeply rooted ambition to transform scientific insights and understanding into a solution with real impact.
The Agreena Program function investigates the science required for on farm activity and data measurement that can support verification by independent standards. The function comprises of Science & Advisory, Standards, Program & Data Operations groups. You will be a part of the focus on Science and Advisory team and will be working closely and supporting the whole function efforts to build Agreena methodologies to meet international carbon standards, internal training and support to build technical understanding of the business.

How will you make an impact:

  • Managing a high performing Science, Modelling and Advisory support team to deliver aligned business impact projects whilst supporting their growth and development
  • Contributing to the wider Agreena Program strategy for growth and impact in providing nature-based solutions for farmers and land-managers. Coordinate the team around the overall business strategy ensuring considered decisions are made in alignment with the group
  • Engaging with internal and external functions to support the communication of nature-based solutions, science and methodologies in a practical and feasible way to help the business to implement changes, including alignment with our international standards, activities to be practised on farms, data required to provide evidence and other initiatives.
  • Overseeing the technical development of a multi-land use and international program of work that delivers carbon measurements in agriculture and forestry.
  • Innovating with the team on new solutions for increased efficiency and accuracy of current processes, based on a foundation of solid scientific evidence.
  • Collaborating with the wider Agreena teams to translate this work from research into activities and logic that help strengthen our existing work and platform. Building and maintaining strong relationships and partnerships with leading Universities and Institutions in this field to jointly build and improve a solid backbone and taxonomy for the decarbonization of agriculture.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Proven experience in managing large complex projects to deliver technical, science- based findings and outcomes in a corporate setting
  • Minimum 5 years experience working in relation to climate science (GHG fluxes, biogeochemistry, soil carbon in agriculture, other nature-based solutions in agriculture and/or forestry)
  • Experience collaborating or working in either carbon markets, commercial industry, agri-food supply chain or other related sector.
  • A broad scientific knowledge of research and relevant literature in climate change, soil carbon and/or the environment with focus in the agricultural and agroforestry sectors
  • Evidence of effective communication with multiple stakeholder groups e.g peer-reviewed publications, articles or other material within environmental sciencesAdvanced Education in Agronomy, Biology, Engineering or similar;Strong leader and team player, with a people-focus and organised approach to projects Fluency in English.
  • Advanced Education in Agronomy, Biology, Engineering or similar
  • Strong leader and team player, with a people-focus and organised approach to projects
  • Fluency in English.
  • Please note - We are happy for this position to be worked remotely however it will involve trips to our office in Copenhagen

What’s in it for you:

  • A unique opportunity to join and help shape a fast-growing tech scale up with the determination and ambitious mission to reverse climate change
  • A truly global environment where you can collaborate and socialise with diverse and passionate colleagues
  • Competitive compensation package and holidays
  • Remote Work Policy
  • Team events throughout the year
  • An exciting purpose-led culture and mission
  • Open communication and supportive feedback culture
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🌍 Be your best-self everyday at Agreena
At Agreena we are devoted to building an environment that promotes equality, inclusion, and diversity. We are on the path towards expansion and growth so with that, we believe everyone’s uniqueness should be celebrated and embraced to help us achieve this exciting journey. This is critical to our success and innovation. We want to build a product that is loved by our customers and we want the same to be reflected in our teams.
With this in mind, we are working to ensure Agreena remains a diverse and inclusive environment for everyone.

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