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Senior Process Engineer

Company: Copernic Catalysts
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Process Engineer, Copernic CatalystsAbout Copernic:

  • Copernic Catalysts is a new startup in Cambridge, MA that is developing sustainable new catalysts and processes for the production of bulk chemicals and e-fuels. We are in the business of wedding the visionary with the practical, designing novel zero- and low-carbon technologies that are also compatible with the existing economics and structure of the chemical industry. Copernic raised a Seed funding round in July 2021 led by Future Ventures and The Engine. We also were selected for the 2021 ARPA-E OPEN grant by the U.S. Department of Energy. About The Job:
    • The Senior Process Engineer at Copernic will be responsible for setting up our new catalyst testing lab in Cambridge, MA, and testing our initial catalyst designs in fixed bed testing units.
    • The Senior Process Engineer is a very independent role that will be in charge of our new lab in Cambridge, MA, often without daily supervision.
    • This position will report directly to Copernic's CTO/co-founder.
    • Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
    • This role is expected to begin in Q4 2022. Responsibilities:
      • The successful candidate will be excited to deal with challenges as they arise, flexible enough to change direction if necessary, and sufficiently proactive to anticipate problems before they arise.
      • They will be responsible for setting up our lab, including managing the installation of all new lab equipment and ordering necessary supplies.
      • They will initially focus on testing heterogenous catalyst candidates for gas-phase reactions in commercial fixed-bed test reactors. Some inorganic synthesis may be required.
      • They will apply solid critical thinking, analytical skills and engineering judgement to execute day-to-day tasks like design of experiments, operation and troubleshooting of lab-scale reactor equipment, and analysis of reactor test results.
      • They will play a key role in setting the direction for Copernic by making recommendations for future catalyst development alongside Copernic's founders and collaborators.
      • Since we need you in the lab building, installing, and measuring, this is a full-time in-person opportunity. Applicants must be willing to relocate to the greater Boston area. Remote/hybrid work is not possible.
      • This job will be "employee number 1" and is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a quickly growing company.Qualifications:
        • The Senior Process Engineer should be someone who loves the lab and is eager to get their hands dirty in service of Copernic's sustainability and technical goals. A high degree of independence will be required.
        • The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering (or equivalent) with 0-2 years experience with heterogenous catalyst testing in fixed bed reactors. We are open to exceptional candidates with an M.S. in chemical engineering (or equivalent) plus 3-5 years of experience, provided they can demonstrate significant independence and leadership skills.Benefits & Equal Opportunity Language
          • Copernic Catalysts is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where all aspects of personnel decisions will be based on personnel's merit and Copernic's business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
          • Competitive Benefits Package that includes medical/dental/vision/life insurance.Specific Instructions:
            • Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

Keywords: Copernic Catalysts, Cambridge , Senior Process Engineer, Engineering , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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