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    Position opening: Senior Fellow, Circular Economy (REMOTE)



    Project Drawdown is a global research and communication organization that conducted the first comprehensive review and quantitative analysis of global climate solutions.  The results of this research became a New York Times bestselling book, Drawdown, and continues to help shift the global conversation around climate change from “doom and gloom” to one that now includes hope, optimism, action, and empowerment.


    Our work to identify climate solutions continues with a cohort of research fellows managed by a select group of Senior Fellows. These Senior Fellows are highly qualified, subject matter experts with expertise in specific sectors.


    About the Position

    Project Drawdown is currently recruiting for a Senior Fellow to manage projects related to the Circular Economy, which will include, but is not limited to, solutions to climate change within the Materials sector.

    The Senior Fellow for Circular Economy will work as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers to continue the development of Project Drawdown’s innovative research, analysis, and modeling of solutions to reverse global warming. The Senior Fellow, as an independent contractor, will work collaboratively to oversee augmentation of the initial research conducted, to supervise additional data collection as needed, and to refine and integrate individual solution models.


    Position Responsibilities


    • Lead the data collection and methodology revisions in Materials sector research.
    • Develop integration models for related solutions within the Materials sector.
    • Revise technical reports and models authored by Drawdown research fellows.
    • Work with a team of researchers to integrate all models into a comprehensive, global solutions model.
    • Identify and scope new solutions and coming attractions for inclusion in future publications.
    • Manage/supervise the work of Drawdown research fellows, as needed.



    • PhD., equivalent doctoral level degree, or equivalent work experience, in supply chain management, life-cycle assessment, circular economy, or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered.
    • Demonstrated experience with a variety of current climate solutions in the Waste & Materials program.
    • Demonstrated ability and commitment to conduct research and produce scholarly work.
    • Ability to effectively and patiently supervise the work of other researchers.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with other researchers while working remotely. Comfort with teleconferencing technologies.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
    • Experience in public speaking and public engagement.
    • A strong academic and/or professional network in Materials & Waste.

    Expected time commitment: 30 - 40 hours/week (full-time)

    Length of contract:  12 months with option to renew.

    Location: Work may be conducted remotely from any location with an Internet connection worldwide.


    How Do I Apply?

    Please complete our online application form.

    All candidates should be sure to upload their most recent resume or CV, two references, and two recent writing samples (see below for details). We will also consider letters of support from supervisors or institutions, if applicable.


    Writing Samples


    All applicants should submit two writing samples, including:

    1. A 500-1000 word an argumentative essay or op-ed on a subject of your choice that demonstrates an ability to make a focused argument in a clear, convincing, and accessible way. This writing sample is evaluated for evidence of critical thinking and general writing skills.
    2. A research paper of up to 10 pages. This does not need to have been published, but should demonstrate an ability to research and analyze a subject in more depth. It is recommended, but not required, that the topic of the research paper be relevant to the Project Drawdown's mission. Papers utilizing quantitative and qualitative analysis of climate solutions are particularly encouraged.


    For more information, contact Catherine.foster@drawdown.org.


    Find out more about Project Drawdown on our website.


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