Academic Graduate Appointee: Carbon Removal

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Published: June 20, 2022
Livermore, CA
Skill Level
Mid Level, Entry Level
Job Type
Climate Change / Energy / Outreach / Advocacy
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For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have a 2-year, fixed-term opening for an Academic Graduate Appointee to work in the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division’s Energy Group – to design, facilitate and implement a meaningful two-way exchange between scientists and experts in carbon removal technology, and potential carbon removal project host community members in California’s Central Valley and forested counties. 

This position will be supporting the Engineering the Carbon Economy Director’s Initiative. The exchange will be aimed at a better mutual understanding of the details of the technology as well as the issues and pressures facing these communities, to enable smoother deployment of critical climate technologies in a way that not only protects but serves and benefits host communities from an environmental, health and economic perspective.

In this role you will

  • Socialize the needs for timely carbon removal technology and related project development and deployment with stakeholders.
  • Socialize the challenges and pressures facing potential host communities in California’s Central Valley and forested counties with stakeholders.
  • Cultivate and build relationships with these potential project host communities.
  • Act as a liaison between technologists and stakeholders, developers, and community members.
  • Develop materials that explain and communicate to diverse parties the need for carbon removal technologies and their intricacies, particularly in California’s Central Valley.
  • Research, synthesize and report internally and widely on the issues facing potential host communities as well as actions and safeguards needed to make progress on them. 


  • Master’s degree in Communications, Engineering, Climate Issues, Agriculture, Geography, Social Sciences, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • High degree of fluency in Spanish.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact with diverse interests and stakeholders on a complex and sometimes heated set of topics.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to prepare, present, and document technical information. 
  • Ability to work independently in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Established relationships with community members and leaders in California’s Central Valley.
  • Experience communicating about issues related to climate change and carbon management.
  • Experience working with community members and representatives in the Central Valley.
  • Experience or familiarity with issues related to energy transition and its impact on workforce and communities.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a one-year Academic Graduate Appointee. Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a degree at the time of the employment offer.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

None required.  However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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