Join the Brilliant Planet team

Welcome to the first step of your journey with Brilliant Planet.

As a pioneering carbon removal company, we are always looking for talented individuals who share our values of passion, excellence and integrity.

Our team is the engine that drives our groundbreaking work. We believe that every perspective adds value, and that our collective differences fuel our innovation.

So whether you're a scientist, an engineer, a project manager, or an impatient optimist, if you have the passion to make a positive impact and the desire to work with an exceptional team, we want to hear from you. Explore our open positions below and take the first step towards finding your purpose at Brilliant Planet.


Physical Oceanographer

Max Holloway

Studying the ocean is a never-ending journey of discovery, and our understanding of it will help us protect and preserve our planet

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Laboratory Coordinator

Majda Baraaouche

At Brilliant Planet, we don't merely anticipate the future - we actively contribute to shaping it.

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Environmental Monitoring & Reporting Manager

Kelly Inder-Nesbitt

At Brilliant Planet, I find immense satisfaction in applying valuable learnings from other industries to the pioneering sector of carbon removal. It's a thrilling opportunity to illuminate new paths in this important field.

HR Manager

Milena Marczak

I wanted to be a part of the Brilliant Planet team so that I could make a positive impact in this world using natural resources without causing harm to anything else on the planet and contribute to tackling climate change.

Max Holloway

Physical Oceanographer

Max Holloway has held a variety of roles in the field of oceanography and environmental modelling. From 2012 to 2016, they were an Ice Core Paleoclimatologist, Fieldwork Scientist and PhD Student at the British Antarctic Survey.

In 2016, they became an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Bristol. From 2017 to 2018, they worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Darwin College, University of Cambridge, and then as a Research Scientist at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

From 2019 to the present, they have been a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, an Outdoor Guide, Training Partner and Events Organizer at WayOutside, and an Environmental Modeller at Bakkafrost Scotland. Max has also worked as a freelance Sport Coach for TIME ON THE WATER LTD from 2011 to 2013 and as an Assistant National Youth Squad Coach and Member of Great British Olympic Development Squad and Skandia Team GBR for the Royal Yachting Association from 2006 to 2010.

What inspired you to join a carbon dioxide removal company, and how does it align with your personal values? 

Having spent over a decade as a climate scientist and participating in fieldwork campaigns in both the Arctic and Antarctic, I've witnessed firsthand the impact of climate change on our planet. Joining a company like Brilliant Planet, which focuses on carbon dioxide removal, aligns with my passion for the environment and my dedication to combating climate change. My background in physical oceanography and experience with climate and ocean models enables me to contribute to the development of sustainable solutions to address the climate crisis. 

What does a typical day look like for you? 

As a Physical Oceanographer at Brilliant Planet, my days vary depending on my location. When I am in the office in Oban or at our headquarters at Rothamsted Research, I primarily work with data and code to develop, run, and analyze the output of our atmospheric & oceanographic models. On site in Morocco, I focus on collecting data and updating our mooring. Additionally, I frequently travel to meet international collaborators. 

Can you share your career journey so far and how it led you to your current role? 

One recent project I am proud of is the development and maintenance of a weather and hydrodynamic model for our site in Morocco. This model allows us to predict the timing and intensity of local upwelling and track the dispersion of discharged seawater, helping us better understand the local offshore environment and monitor our impact. 


My career began with a BSc in Geography, followed by an MSc in Oceanography and a PhD from The British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, and the University of Bristol.

Prior to joining Brilliant Planet, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Darwin College, University of Cambridge, a data scientist at the National Physical Laboratory and a coastal oceanographer at the Scottish Association for Marine Science and conducted research in climate science for over 10 years.

My experience with climate and ocean models, along with fieldwork in the polar regions, led me to pursue a role at Brilliant Planet, where I could apply my expertise to help address the climate crisis. 


When I'm not working, I typically spend time outdoors with my wife and baby daughter, living on the west coast of Scotland. I am also a member of the Oban Mountain Rescue Team and participate in various sports, including hill walking, running, and racing. In a previous life, I was a Lottery-funded athlete and part of the Great British Sailing Team. The ocean has been a constant throughout.  


It's important to acknowledge that as a scientist studying the ocean, you'll inevitably come across the impacts of climate change. The ocean harbors great potential in addressing this global issue. Having the knowledge and skills to contribute to this effort is truly valuable. I'm grateful to those with the right background, and I encourage them to apply their expertise in the field. 


As the need for climate action becomes more urgent, I believe the carbon removal industry will continue to grow, innovate, and develop more advanced technologies and sustainable solutions. Increased investment, collaboration, and public awareness will drive this growth. I also think that more scientists will put their skills to use in this field, and I have faith in human ingenuity to find ways to make our planet more livable.  


My favorite algae is Emiliania Huxleyi, a coccolithophore known for its role in the ocean carbon cycle. This single-celled alga contributes to both biological and chemical carbon sequestration through its unique calcium carbonate plates. Its significance in climate-related studies stems from its impact on carbon sequestration and cloud formation. 

Majda Baraaouche

Laboratory Coordinator, Morocco

Majda Baraaouche is a distinguished plant biologist with degrees from Cadi Aayad and Moulay Ismail Universities, earned in 2017 and 2019 respectively. She broadened her academic expertise through internships, contributing to citrus plant tissue culture research in Kenitra and exploring Actinomycetes' growth impact in Agadir.

In 2019, she interned at ICARDA, Rabat, evaluating chickpea's resistance to Ascochyta Blight, further refining her plant pathology skills. Joining Brilliant Planet Morocco as a laboratory assistant in 2020, her impressive performance led to a permanent role the next year. Demonstrating exceptional aptitude and leadership, Majda soon ascended to Laboratory Coordinator. She now oversees microalgae culture production, trains the team, and coordinates with UK colleagues.

What inspired you to join a carbon dioxide removal company, and how does it align with your personal values? 

The potential conflict between tackling climate change and meeting our food requirements concerned me. It became clear to me that carbon dioxide removal must also make use of non-arable lands like deserts, if it is to truly scale. Brilliant Planet is creating new productivity in the desert, applying it in my home country. I felt compelled to be a part of it!

What does a typical day look like for you? 

As the Laboratory Coordinator, my daily activities involve cultivating microalgae, overseeing experiments, and liaising with our UK colleagues. My day usually begins with inspecting the well plates and cultures in the lab and around our Morocco site. Staying updated on site activities allows me to effectively support the different departments throughout the day.

Can you share your career journey so far and how it led you to your current role? 

I graduated in 2019 from Moulay Ismael University in Morocco. My studies were mainly about plant biology and biotechnologies. I had completed internships in different research centers in Morocco to finally land an internship with Brilliant Planet after my graduation in 2020. After interning for 4 months, I was hired as laboratory assistant for more 4 months to get promoted right after to Laboratory Coordinator in 2021.

What do you do when you are not working at Brilliant Planet? 

While I’m away in Akhfenir, I enjoy cooking nice meals on the weekends and walking by the beach occasionally. When I leave to my hometown, I go swimming and spend some quality time with my family and friends. I also like to travel around Morocco, especially to places with ancient history.

Do you have a favorite algae strain? 

I don’t have a favorite algae strain, but I have a favorite class of algae: Diatoms. Diatoms have always been referred to as “jewels of the sea” and rightfully so, this class never fails to surprise me and though they can’t be seen with the naked eye, their impact is hard to miss. They are the perfect intersection of biology and structural elegance.

What is your favorite part about your role now?

Working with an incredible team in both UK and Morocco. Brilliant Planet has allowed me to get to know many people from different backgrounds that share the same purpose. The Morocco lab team is incredible and I’m proud of what we accomplished together!

Dicle TeZ

Product Development Manager

Passionate, creative and entrepreneurial foodie with technical and marketing background.

I followed a path of food and ingredients during my education and career. My passion is to design products that serve needs and create excitement for the consumers. I believe in diversity bringing new spirit to everything.

To design ice-cream for millions of consumers, to observe them enjoy the product after a long period of hard work was a pleasant reward during corporate career years. Switching to design a holistic breakfast place that included a brand, a menu, marketing and customer service was the biggest risk I've taken but also the biggest gratification I felt.

Due to family relocation to London, I’ve started working in the UK. My first experience being in snacking industry developing NPDs, currently I am a part of the team of a start-up growing microalgae and designing ingredients, products for consumers.

I'm open to new challenges in food and beverage industry to work on and transform into successful projects with passion and joy.

What inspired you to join a carbon dioxide removal company, and how does it align with your personal values? 

When I first read the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report, it became clear to me that carbon dioxide removal is an essential component in addressing the climate crisis. I am particularly drawn to natural removal solutions, as I believe photosynthesis to be an inherently efficient method of removing carbon that is also free! Within natural solutions, I believe that algae are the unsung heroes of CDR, playing a significant role in sequestering carbon dioxide while providing additional benefits.  

What does a typical day look like for you? 

As a Product Development Manager in the Science Team, I work on the downstream process of microalgae. Our days involve conducting research, running experiments, and exploring ways to obtain valuable ingredients from microalgae to create sustainable products. It's exciting, as working with living substances presents unique challenges and opportunities compared to traditional product development. 

Can you share your career journey so far and how it led you to your current role? 

My career began with a BSc in Food Engineering in Turkey, followed by an MSc in Management Engineering and an MBA in Marketing. Before joining Brilliant Planet, I was part of Unilever’s Ice Cream Product development team and then I launched a food start-up in my hometown of Istanbul.  

Can you highlight a recent project or accomplishment that you're particularly proud of? 

I'm extremely proud of our team's completion of a number of carefully designed carbon permeance experiments at our site in the Sahara Desert, in Akfennhir, Morocco. These experiments showcase the durability of our carbon removal method. This was an interesting technical challenge: because of the high salinity, acidity, and dryness of our biomass, it is actually very difficult to show any form of decay at all.  

Do you have a favorite algae strain? 

My favourite is Dunaliella salina because it is so incredibly resilient and adaptable. “Duna” thrives in hypersaline habitats and also withstands a wide range of temperatures, from freezing Antarctic waters to scorching desert pools.  

What is your favorite part about your role now?

My favourite part of my role is the opportunity to collaborate with a talented team, all of whom share the same passion for our mission of removing carbon dioxide at large scale. I like that we are working on a problem that is real and physical. I also enjoy the constant learning and growth that comes from working in a team of scientists and engineers. 


Our UK offices and laboratories are located within the historical Rothamsted Research. As  the longest-running agricultural research institution in the world, Rothamsted has a rich heritage dating back to 1843. Located in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK, we are proud to continue a tradition of pioneering research, infusing our everyday work with historical depth and intellectual vigor.

Premier research facilities

Brilliant Planet operates top-tier multi-disciplinary laboratory facilities, enabling to our groundbreaking work in carbon removal technology. These facilities, together with Rothamsted's 400 other agricultural research scientists and services, support complex research and offer a synergistic environment where our scientists can collaborate, experiment, and develop cutting-edge solutions.

The fusion of Rothamsted's long history of scientific excellence with our forward-thinking mission creates an ideal setting for Brilliant Planet to advance our research, pushing the boundaries of carbon removal technology.

Rothamsted is located 25 minutes by direct train from Kings Cross Station and 30 minutes form Farringdon.

History and Heritage

Our premises are located on the ground where John Bennet Lawes, a noted Victorian entrepreneur and scientist, established the Rothamsted Experimental Station in 1843. Lawes, along with chemist Joseph Henry Gilbert, launched a series of field experiments that still continue today, laying the foundation for modern scientific agriculture and the principles of crop nutrition. In recognition of this legacy, our facilities stand as a testament to the power of persistent innovation.

Rothamsted Research has been home to many notable scientists and a breeding ground for ground-breaking concepts. Notably, in 1919, Ronald Fisher created the theory of experimental design here, cementing Rothamsted's reputation as a significant hub for research in statistics and genetics. Through these methodologies, scientists at Rothamsted have contributed extensively to agricultural science, from the discovery of systemic herbicides and pyrethroid insecticides to advancements in the fields of virology, nematology, soil science, and pesticide resistance.

Join us at Brilliant Planet as we build on the rich heritage of Rothamsted Research, aiming to create a brilliant and sustainable future for our planet.

Rothamstead today

Rothamsted Research stands as a paragon of scientific innovation in the field of agricultural science today. With an enduring commitment to progressing low carbon innovations, this historic institution embraces the challenges of modern agriculture with a clear focus on sustainability.

With the unique ability to work across different scales and disciplines, Rothamsted Research seeks to deliver expertise, enhanced data, improved practices, and groundbreaking technologies, all aimed at improving performance, resilience, and value. The goal is to raise the productivity of crop and livestock systems while tackling pressing issues such as weed, disease, and insect resistance to agrochemicals. The focus is not only on challenges above the ground but also beneath it, with ongoing research aimed at improving soil health.

Central to the mission at Rothamsted Research is the enhancement of natural capital and the reduction of agriculture's carbon footprint. By investigating ways to minimize emissions in agricultural processes, Rothamsted is playing a crucial role in the transition towards low-carbon farming.

Moreover, the quest for innovation extends to creating novel nutritional and bioeconomic value. By adding value to crops and other products, Rothamsted Research is reimagining the potentials of agriculture in a circular economy. It's this spirit of forward-thinking and problem-solving that truly cements Rothamsted Research as a cutting-edge centre for agricultural science and low-carbon innovations.


"Our planet knows no boundaries, neither should we. Inclusivity and diversity are FUNFAMENTAL TO COMBATTING CLIMATE CHANGE."

Adam Taylor, CEO Brilliant Planet

Brilliant Planet's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

At Brilliant Planet, we believe that our strength lies in our diversity. We know that the best ideas and solutions come from the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. We’re proud to foster a culture where everyone feels valued, included, and empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Our Vision

We envision a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, and where the preservation of our planet aligns with the upliftment of all people, especially those in the Global South and rural environments.

As a carbon removal company operating in these regions, we are committed to equitable practices, cultural sensitivity, and sustainable development that benefits local communities.

Our Approach

Inclusion, for us, is more than just a corporate value—it is the heartbeat of our operations. We understand that to achieve true equity, we need to continually adapt and learn, embracing the rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, and histories within the communities we serve.

We place special emphasis on employing women in traditional rural environments, such as in Morocco, where economic opportunities are often limited.  We strive to empower these communities by offering sustainable employment, education, and advancement opportunities. Our aim is to make a meaningful and positive impact on both the environment and the lives of the people we work with.

Our Commitment

We are committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

This means recruiting, training, and promoting the most diverse and talented team possible.

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