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Jan 30, 2021

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Research Lead

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Want to help scale up a feisty, viral startup into a flourishing international network working together to raise our global climate ambitions?


The Climate Clock — a collaboration of scientists, artists and activists — launched in September 2020 and immediately made waves across the globe, focusing the world’s attention on our critical time window for climate action. In the wake of its viral launch we have received a flood of interest from around the world from both major institutions and grassroots teams who want to set up clocks in their cities to pressure decision makers to raise their climate ambitions. We are scaling up to meet that demand and are hiring for several positions including a Research Lead, described below. (More info about Climate Clock here.)

Position: Research Lead
Start Date: Immediately
Hours: 10 hrs/wk @ $25/hr on contract basis; w/ possibility of increase to 15 hrs/wk @ $30/hr in near future


  • Manage all research for the Climate Clock Project
  • Curate a daily refresh of good climate news for our global “newsfeed of hope”
  • Validate the analytics and track the data that determines the Clock’s key climate deadline countdowns and social progress indicators (including estimates of carbon budget remaining, country-level goal-setting, scenario projections, etc.)
  • Assist co-creators in devel new analytics, particularly regarding solution pathways
  • Do background research on potential organizational partners to assess their suitability
  • Assist in developing diagnostic/tracking tools to verify partners compliance with climate commitments
  • Support campaign team and communication team with their research needs
  • Liaise with project’s team of scientific advisors, and organizational partner March for Science
  • Other duties related to managing the research needs of the Climate Clock Project

Desired Skills:

  • Strong research experience and aptitude
  • Adept at translating complex scientific & social data into accessible language & public-facing narratives
  • Extremely well-organized; self-starter; detail oriented.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Familiarity w Slack, Zoom, WhatsApp, Trello, google spreadsheets & forms, and other online tools
  • Strong familiarity with climate science and analytics
  • Comfortable working remotely as part of a virtual, internationally-distributed team
  • Familiarity with social movements, and ideally climate justice, work

Climate Clock aspires to be an inclusive and liberatory project. We value a diversity of life experiences and perspectives on our team. We strongly encourage applicants who identify as persons of color, women, and/or gender non-conforming to apply. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

Please apply to the job via this google form and attach your resume and cover letter as a file upload at the end.


Note that due to the volume of inquiries, we may take several days to respond.