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International Methane Senior Scientist

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Germany (Central) - Europe
Town/City London, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Remote - US
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Environmental Defense Fund
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Telephone 1-800-684-3322
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problem...a scrappy group of scientists and a lawyer on Long Island, New York, fighting to save osprey from the toxic pesticide DDT. Using scientific evidence, our founders got DDT banned nationwide. Today, we’re one of the world's leading environmental organizations. In the U.S., Fortune magazine called our board one of the country's most influential nonprofit boards. You can see the jobs of the EDF on their website.
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This position will be located in Europe (Remote), and you must have the right to live and work in the EU when applying.

Key Responsibilities

  • Play a role in designing, planning and execution of EDF’s expanding work on quantifying international methane emissions including, but not limited to, studies to measure methane emissions from global oil and gas operations.
  • Coordinate and ensure rigor of scientific initiatives collaboratively undertaken with a diverse group of stakeholders including industry, academics, multilateral organizations and the public sector.
  • Provide scientific support of EDF’s international oil and gas methane initiatives and program.
  • Support development and demonstration of novel sensing approaches which enhance the ability to detect and quantify methane emissions from global oil and gas operations.
  • Support development of monitoring, reporting and verification frameworks for oil and gas supply chain methane emissions.
  • Remain at the cutting-edge of climate science, including staying up-to-date with the scientific literature.
  • Ensure scientific integrity of EDF generated materials.
  • Participate/lead in the analysis and writing of papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Attend and represent EDF at external meetings and interact with the scientific community at large.
  • 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
  • Independently support other “rapid response” and/or project development efforts on an as-needed basis.



  • A PhD in atmospheric science, physical sciences or engineering (e.g., chemical engineering) or related field.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated scientific expertise, including but not limited to a record of scholarly publications and/or involvement in scientific panels.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts within the scientific community.
  • Ability to synthesize, interpret, and communicate scientific data in an advocacy setting and for non-scientific populations.
  • Exceptional personal organization and attention to detail.
  • Experience in project coordination is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Experience in performing rigorous analysis with short deadlines in support of highly visible work.
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas in writing and orally to multiple stakeholders with different levels of expertise, including the public and industry.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Working proficiency in a language in addition to English is a plus. 


  • A track record of doing methane-focused research.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues associated with the oil and gas industry, especially air emissions.
  • Familiarity with emission inventories.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and understanding of atmospheric modeling.
  • Capability to conduct science in a second language additional to English

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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