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Heterogeneous Catalysis Specialist

Ithaca, New York, US
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob Description
Dimensional Energy's pioneering technology turns captured carbon dioxide emissions into clean fuel and products using renewable energy and hydrogen. By converting pollutants into eco-friendly energy, we're transforming existing systems into carbon-positive solutions, redefining the energy sector and driving a sustainable future for all.

About the Role

Dimensional Energy, a leader in the production of sustainable fuels and other chemicals from carbon dioxide, is seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, Heterogeneous Catalysis Expert at our Ithaca, NY location.

In this role you will lead projects developing new heterogeneous catalysts along the conversion pathways for carbon dioxide into commercial products. If you are experienced in the lab, have relevant experience with heterogenous catalyst preparation and optimization, are passionate about combatting climate change, and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment, please consider joining our team.

Key Responsibilities

The primary role of the Heterogeneous Catalysis Specialist is to lead projects related to catalyst development and integration.

Activities will include:
  • Organizing and performing catalysis experiments.
  • Developing catalysts and optimizing formulations for reactions such as Reverse Water Gas Shift, Fischer Tropsch, and others.
  • Materials characterization using a variety of analytical equipment, such as SEM, XRD, XPS, optical microscopes, BET, chemisorption, physisorption, TPR/TPO, and others.
  • Writing reports, grants, and project summaries.
  • Assisting R&D team with test procedures, data analyses, summaries, and reports.
  • Mentoring and training employees.
  • Managing catalyst R&D and integration projects.
  • Making sure records and lab notebooks are maintained meticulously.
  • Innovating and helping secure Intellectual Property and patents.
  • Maintaining laboratory space in accordance with safety regulations and Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Ensuring all activities are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Performing tasks with diligent attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Performs all work in a safe and professional manner.

  • MS or PhD preferred with 5+ years industry experience in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields.
  • Able to learn, adapt, apply new subject matter, and are excited to take on a diverse set of responsibilities.
  • Motivated and passionate about developing innovative technology to combat climate change.
  • Knowledge of heterogeneous catalyst design, preparation, formulation development, optimization, testing, catalyst poisoning, scaleup, and integration into thermocatalytic reactors.
  • Specific experience with CO2 conversion, syngas, Fischer Tropsch, hydrogen and carbon dioxide chemistry, chemical reactor design, catalyst formulations, inorganic synthesis, materials characterization, Design of Experiments, and nanomaterials.
  • Experience using/maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment such as gas analyzers, mass flow/temperature/pressure controllers, ultra-high temperature furnaces, and ability to become proficient in new equipment quickly.
  • Experience with rapid screening of catalysts.
  • Knowledge of catalyst manufacturing routes. Experience preferred.
  • Final product formulation recipe development
  • Extrusion / tableting
  • Ability to lead and function as part of a team.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.

Pay and Benefits
  • The salary range for this position is $90,000-$130,000 depending on market, skills, and experience.
  • Health, vision and dental insurance packages are available.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

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