Earth Science Modeler & Data Analyst (f/m/d) - Rem...

Job description


We are an impact driven, remote-first, AgTech start up headquartered in Germany and Brazil with the goal to reverse climate change and make tropical agriculture more regenerative, low-carbon and sustainable. We are working with Enhanced Rock Weathering in tropical agriculture, currently with focus on Brazil. We do that to create a liveable planet for future generations and, in specific, to regenerate soils and ecosystems, grow nutritious food, increase food security and sovereignty in the tropics. Our stakeholders and clients are from all over the world, and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our team members (‘the rockees’) work across various cultures and time zones, and we are growing…

Our Vision is to remove gigatons (that's billions of tons) of CO2 from the atmosphere in a permanent, scalable and safe way.

Our Mission is to enable farmers in the tropics to replace synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and limestone with (silicate) rock powder from local mines.

Your Responsibilities And Desired Outcomes

As Earth Science Modeler & Data Analyst, you will be responsible for receiving and managing all important data coming from our experiments in the lab, greenhouse or field. After running the necessary analytics, you will be responsible for creating reports and deducting learnings and implications for robust modeling of Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW) in tropical soils.

You will also be responsible for comparing and deeply understanding various existing modeling approaches related to, inter alia, rock weathering, soil science and carbonate transport in ground and surface waters. Combined with the data analytics, you will be one of the key players of the InPlanet team to drive ERW model development, validation and calibration.

To fulfil this role you will bring a combination of top-notch science expertise, precision, focus, hands-on mentality, positive energy and the ability to drive things forward.

Key Skills And Competencies We Are Looking For

  • You have experience with analysing data from various experiments in the lab, greenhouse and field
  • You compare, present and discuss data internally with our (science) team as well as with other leading researchers globally
  • You deep dive into every detail related to the modeling of ERW
  • You co-create new experiments to drive qualitative and quantitative data collection to validate carbon removal through ERW
  • You are passionate about solving Climate Change and Carbon Removal
  • You are a demonstarted fast learner and want to steadily improve your professional and personal skill set
  • You can break down complex problems and present them in a clear and concise way
  • You have a PhD (or minimum a master’s degree) in Geology, Soil science, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Mineralogy, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences or a related field
  • You are skilled with programming languages like R and Python
  • You are fluent (written and verbal) in English, Portuguese is a plus


At InPlanet, the rockees are on a big vision of solving the climate change and we are looking for individuals who are genuinely passionate about making a positive difference to the world of Carbon Removal Solutions. As a fast-growing startup, we are also in the process of identifying and further articulating our culture and key values on which we hold each other accountable for in the company. These values are also important part of our selection process for this role:

  • You possess a drive to get things done with a hands-on, can-do, startup attitude - ‘own your path’
  • You are committed to the process of constant learning - ‘there is more to explore’
  • You are aspired to deliver quality, evidence-driven output - ‘excellence to fuel our growth’
  • You believe in being kind at the workplace - ‘there for each other’
  • You value transparency and honesty - ‘talking simple’


As an early-stage startup we are regularly looking into improving our benefits offering and working environment. We believe the below key benefits make Inplanet also attractive:

  • Benchmarked, competitive pay (the depends on a few factors including location, working model)
  • Share options to feel like an owner
  • Fully remote flexibility within the CET (+/- 4-hour time zones), we anticipate having only annual, or bi-annual events where we would expect you to be there
  • The opportunity to be autonomous, make a huge difference and belong to a vision


We are determined to design robust selection processes, and we believe in equitable recruitment. Applicants will all receive a video explaining next steps after application. If you are successful at the CV + answers screening it would most likely be followed up by a short interview or phone call with our Head of People. Processes may vary by role and subject to change. We are trying our best to keep you transparently updated (not going on silence for more than 2 weeks), however, we can only provide feedback to candidates who reach the Hiring Manager interview stage.

Being an equal opportunities employer is very important to us and we are committed to ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justifiable. We design our processes to be fair and equitable and we believe in continuous learning.

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