Research Engineer, Electrochemistry Prometheus Fuels Santa Cruz, CA U.S.A.
Prometheus was founded to replace fossil fuels with zero net carbon electrofuels (e-fuels) - by beating fossil fuels on price. We believe by doing so we can solve the climate crisis and ignite a new era for human ambition, adventure, and achievement. Prometheus is the first e-fuels unicorn, reaching a $1.6 B valuation 2.5 years after YC launch.
Research Engineer-Electrochemist The Titan Fuel Forge is Prometheus’ revolutionary fuel-production system. It works on the concept of reverse combustion, capturing CO2 and water from the air and powering them with electricity from renewable energy to make zero net carbon fuels, leveraging advanced catalysis and separations. As a senior research team member, you will be focused on developing and implementing the next generation of Titan Fuel Forge systems. Your work will include electrodes and/or MEA development, catalyst performance evaluation, and contribute to the next-generation CO2 electrolyzer. You will work with a team of researchers, and will collaborate with engineering and analytical teams to iteratively scale up and optimize the Titan Fuel Forges for commercial production next year.
Responsibilities ● Contributes to developing electrodes, MEA, and testing cells and stacks and testing instruments for the next generation of CO2 electrolyzer development. ● Hands-on research position working alongside teams to ensure goals are iteratively defined and met to drive towards commercial role out of our CO2 to fuels systems ● Employ excellent communication skills across teams and the company ● Willing to work across a broad range of activities to support team goals – growth-stage startups require a wide range of skills ● Contribute to a positive culture of collaborative experimentation and innovation
Requirements ● Advanced degree with relevant Research and Development experiences (1) Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering or other relevant STEM degree with 5+ years of work experience (2) Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering other relevant STEM degree with 2+ years of work experience in relevant research fields in electrodes and/or MEA development of PEM Fuel Cells, AEM Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, or other relevant electrocatalysis. ● Demonstrated independent research capabilities for designing experiments, identifying issues, performing data analysis, problem-solving, and preparing technical reports, summaries, procedures, and protocols. ● Demonstrated experience in electrochemical analysis including EIS, kinetic analysis, and Electrodes or MEA fabrication. ● Adept at prioritizing tasks and executing multiple assignments concurrently in a rapidly changing environment that requires mental flexibility, creativity, discipline, and resilience ● Familiarity with catalyst synthesis, wet-chemistry, analytical chemistry, CO2 electrolysis is a definite advantage
Location of position is our 20,000 square foot prototyping and manufacturing facility in Santa Cruz, CA, less than one mile from the beach, in a walkable neighborhood with coffee shops, natural groceries, yoga studios, etc. – you don’t have to surf, hike, camp, or like perfect weather, but our location is a plus if you do. Must be on-site, but work from home for appropriate tasks is available.
Full medical, dental, and vision benefits with no employee contribution required.
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