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Team Lead, Science and Forest Resilience

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

At Land Life, our ambition is not just to create positive change, but to inspire it. We're on a mission to restore our planet's 2 billion acres of degraded land, by planting the right trees, at the right time, and in the right place; leveraging technology every step of the way; and unlocking carbon and other new markets to fund this work. Our team is global, our impact is significant, and now we're looking for a Team Lead, Science and Forest Resilience who will lead our global team of ecologists and forestry scientists. This is an opportunity to make a direct, positive impact for local communities, biodiversity and to use nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt our planet to climate change.

Together, we create impact you can see. 


Land Life is an international scale-up with over 10 years of experience in nature restoration. Last year we planted 3.5 million trees worldwide and were recognised as an UpLink Top Innovator at the 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos. Read more about Land Life on our website, and our statement of values on our LinkedIn profile.


Your goal will be to get the best out of our team of ecologists and forestry scientists through planning, structuring, and supporting team members’ personal development as well as communicating internally and externally how science supports the company’s objectives of quality, scale and cost reduction in reforestation projects.

Other than that, you will:

  • Ensure timely and accurate calculation of Carbon Capture Projections by the team to realize reforestation projects; 

  • Proactively manage stakeholders and timelines with LLC’s other departments; 

  • Communicate with our customers and (potential) investors about the value and qualities of our product; 

  • Closely cooperate with other teams in Land Life to ensure the best available science is used in product definition, planting design and project registration; 

  • Drive development and scientific quality of the tools and protocols for LLC’s seedling and biomass monitoring. 

  • An opportunity to be part of a passionate and highly motivated team working towards tangible impact in nature restoration;
  • 25 days of paid leave, allowing you ample time to recharge and pursue your interests outside of work;
  • A scenic workplace located in Amsterdam, right beside the tranquil Oosterpark, offering a daily dose of nature's serenity; 
  • A holistic approach to health with weekly company workouts, helping you keep fit and foster team spirit;
  • A comprehensive support package that includes a work from home budget to enhance your remote work experience, and a pension scheme to secure your future.

Job requirements


  • MSc or PhD in natural or exact sciences;

  • 3+ years experience with managing a team; 

  • Curious, quantitative mind with a solid grounding in scientific methods, experimentation, mathematical modeling, and data analysis;

  • Clear communicator, able to communicate in plain language on complex topics and to adjust one’s use of language to the audience’s level of understanding and background; 

  • Able to quickly analyze situations, problems and processes, and proactively find solutions;

  • We highly value experience in any of the following areas: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Ecology, Evolution, Forest Ecology, Genetics, Nature Management, Plant Physiology, Terrestrial Ecology, or Nature Conservation. Expertise in these fields is a strong asset we value highly, but not a strict requirement in a candidate. 


Does this role of Team Lead, Science and Forest Resilience sound like the role for you? Submit your CV and cover letter via the 'Apply now' button. Our process includes a brief initial call by one of our recruiters, followed by several interview rounds.

We welcome different perspectives and experiences because we believe this is the foundation for achieving high-integrity nature restoration at scale. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.