Environmental Sustainability Scientist, Careers at Unilever , England.

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  • Post Date: January 3, 2022
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Environmental Sustainability Scientist

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As an Environmental Sustainability Scientist in SEAC, you will be involved in conducting research to help advance life cycle and related approaches needed to assess the environmental sustainability of business actions. This will include the development, evaluation and application of new scientific approaches, methods and models for assessing Unilever’s product portfolio in the areas of Foods, Home Care, and Beauty and Personal Care. You’ll have the opportunity to build collaborations and partnerships with relevant academic, governmental and industrial groups and to present your research at international conferences. You’ll be able to apply your sustainability expertise and life cycle thinking in support of product innovation, supply chain management, brand development and advocacy activities.


We are looking for talented and experienced environmental sustainability researchers to join our SEAC team, undertaking:

Research activities in the areas of LCA, footprinting methods, carbon standards and/or offsetting mechanisms. Strong digital capabilities are required to enable cutting edge approaches in this area, e.g. LCA packages, python, R, MAtlab. SAP, Blockchain.

Research activities in the areas of biodiversity, ecosystem assessments and/or land change modelling relevant for sustainability evaluation of products, portfolios and sectors, utillising expertise in the areas of ecology, earth systems sciences and natural capital accounting. Strong digital capabilities are required to enable cutting edge approaches in this area, e.g. python, R, MAtlab. GEE, GIS, and ability to leverage emerging Earth Observation data.


We are looking for people with the right attitude, mindset and competencies. You’ll need to be able to work effectively and with impact in cross-disciplinary teams and in multi-cultural environments and be flexible and willing to adapt within a fast-changing business environment.

We would expect the successful candidate to:

  • Have a relevant PhD or Masters, ideally with several years of industrial/consulting/post doc experience
  • Have experience in the development, application and evaluation of Life Cycle Impact Assessment or footprinting methodologies and potentially associated standards, protocols, or databases.
  • Understand biodiversity and ecosystem assessment approaches, ideally with some experience of developing / employing data, methods and tools for spatially resolved impact assessment e.g. GIS, InVEST, AWaRe.
  • Be able to communicate complex scientific information and rationales on environmental sustainability to individuals from other disciplines or from non-technical backgrounds as well as via publications.

If you have the following skills, that’s an added bonus but not essential:

  • Broader sustainability expertise in any of the following areas: bio-based systems, agriculture, green chemistry, circular economy, industrial ecology.
  • Experience of employing approaches to assess variability and uncertainty in impact assessments.
  • Experience of using Input/Output (I/O) analysis and related methods.
  • Predictive modelling ideally with a focus on sustainable consumption and land system changes, e.g. understanding and experience of using Land Change models (LCM).

How you’ll work with us – our values:

  • We COLLABORATE to build our networks to unlock creativity & deliver innovation
  • We strive for open, honest & TRANSPARENT communication
  • We take control over how, when & where we work to ensure we are HIGH PERFORMING
  • Our personal, physical, mental & emotional WELLBEING always takes priority
  • We EXPERIMENT & LEARN in a safe space to meet Unilever’s needs
  • We are guided by our collective purpose & passion for PIONEERING new science to protect people & planet
  • People come first; we are SUPPORTIVE, we embrace flexibility, jump in to help out & ask for help when we need it
  • We are INCLUSIVE; every voice counts & trust, respect & kindness are part of all we do


Not only do we offer a competitive salary, but also our pension scheme, an annual bonus, a free gym, a staff shop and shares. You’ll get the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and agile environment. We strive to achieve a family-friendly culture and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.





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  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYManufacuring/Production
  • QualificationMaster's Degree(M.Sc.)
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