Short-term contracts (up to 6 projects) – staged Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Duration: October 2017 – January 2018
Location: negotiable (Washington, D.C.)
Compensation per contract: $5,000

This contract describes a process and deliverables for six projects. Contractors may work on multiple projects simultaneously, but they need to demonstrate that they can deliver on more than one project during the expected time frame. Please send a resume and short letter describing your ability to complete the contract, including your timeline to complete the tasks to 'barbara[at]conservationxlabs.org'

Project Description:

Oceans X Labs (OXL) is a joint initiative of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, and Conservation X Labs, a conservation innovation startup. Oceans X Labs is the world’s first conservation incubator/accelerator designed to develop scalable innovations for oceans conservation. Oceans X Labs was launched to dramatically increase the volume, scale, and pace of solutions to address the enormous challenges facing oceans today. Our goal is to identify high-risk, high-impact innovations that can transform ocean conservation and bring them to scale. The first cohort of six startup companies is focused on sustainable aquaculture technologies.

We seek contractors to develop the initial stages of Life Cycle Assessments for each of the start-ups in our cohort. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the environmental sustainability of the start-ups as a tool to access impact investors and partners. These assessments will also serve as benchmarks for the start-up companies to provide opportunities for improvement.

Contractors will produce four deliverables for each start-up company.

1) An explicit statement of the scope and methodology of the study.

2) Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) and interpretation.

3) Draft Life Cycle Impact Analysis and interpretation.

4) Final Life Cycle Impact Analysis and interpretation.

Download the full description HERE


ENgineer, Scientist, Maker, Hacker, SUPER HERO

Conservation X Labs is always searching for extraordinarily creative and technologically literate individuals who are passionate about conservation.  We are looking for synthetic biologists, microbiologists, biomedical engineers, electrical engineers, geospatial analysts, data scientists, machine vision and learning experts, behavioral economists, coders (web & application), and bioinformatics experts.  As our work is moving into technology acceleration and scale, we seek individuals with experience in building funds, technology incubation and acceleration, and product development.  In particular, we are looking for smart, iconoclastic, impact-oriented, intensively curious, annoyingly-optimistic, driven, polymaths, with a deep passion for technology and conservation.

We want our applicants to be individuals who want to disrupt conservation to improve it. We are looking for those who have dared mighty things by trying a path that others have not chosen.  Who have failed, but have learned from failure and risk, and whose faces are marred by dust and sweat and blood.  Who like to experiment, to make things, to hack things, to test things, and to break things (particularly dogmatic approaches to conservation).  

If this sounds like you, contact us at 'daremightythings[at]conservationxlabs.org'.