Senior Scientist - Electrochemist

Number of employees

50

Boulder, Colorado, United States, United States

Posted on: 2024-02-21

Category: materials

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Electra is decarbonizing iron and steelmaking to eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet.

Who we are:

Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.    

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet. 

 What you will do: 

As a Senior Scientist on the Development Engineering team, you will be leading and designing technical development of Electra’s novel electrochemical cells. In this role you will: 

  • Manage projects and design and conduct lab-scale experiments to increase our fundamental understanding of electrochemical cell components and process parameters. 
  • Guide the team on technical methods or approach.  
  • Identify new approaches to improving cell performance. 
  • Collaborate with other teams to inform scale-up and integration with other processes. 
  • Use advanced metrology equipment to characterize materials and cell components. 
  • Critically analyze, interpret, and communicate research findings to the broader team. 
  • Assist with training junior team members and provide technical insights to other teams or leaders as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

What we need you to bring to the team: 

  • A PhD in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, or related field AND 1 year of experience; or Master’s degree in a related field AND 3 years of experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND 5 years of experience.
  • Strong theoretical knowledge of electrochemistry fundamentals. 
  • Strong practical knowledge of electrochemical cell design and component interactions. 
  • Familiarity with electrochemical measurement techniques (potentiometry, cyclic voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, etc.) and use of associated instrumentation. 
  • The ability to plan, execute, delegate, and prioritize research and development projects. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

 

What we want you to bring to the team:  

  • Experience working with at least one of the following: flow battery, metal battery, fuel cell, electrolyzer, or electrodeposition technologies. 
  • Desire to be in a dynamic startup environment. 
  • A critical thinking mindset and focus on finding answers. 
  • A desire to challenge yourself and take on increasing responsibilities as the company grows. 

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to stand/sit for extended periods of time 
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds 
  • Ability to operate the following equipment and tools: potentiostats, scanning electron microscope (SEM), pumps, and novel electrochemical cells 

Compensation:  

  • The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $100,000- $130,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education. 

Benefits For You: 

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, short-term disability, long-term disability, and basic life insurance plans
  • Reasonable use PTO
  • $1,800 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account) 

Benefits For Your Family: 

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, and telemedicine plans
  • $3,600 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account) 
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Benefits For Your Future: 

  • 401k with up to 5% matching contributions which vest 100% on day one 
  • Eligibility for incentive stock options 

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