Industrial Chemist (80-100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to upscale our production from laboratory to pilot scale. You will do this by optimizing the processes of our synthesis of materials used for CO2 capture.
  • You set up collaborations with academic and industrial partners for the upscale of synthetic pathways.
  • You will operate and be in charge of the maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure.
  • You implement a safety-first culture and ensure that Climeworks and all work-related standards are being met.
  • You will be responsible for your own goals and for the reporting of your work.

Your story

  • You have completed a degree in chemistry or material science, with a focus on industrial chemistry.
  • You have already gained experience in a research laboratory and ideally worked in an industrial environment before.
  • You have a fundamental and applied knowledge of polymer synthesis & modification.
  • Your previous knowledge of carbon capture is an advantage.
  • You are open to travel up to 20% of the time.
  • You are fluent in English. German is a plus.

What we offer: A flat organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

Disclaimer: The percentage in the job title means that for this vacancy, you can decide if you want to be employed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on what works best for your needs.

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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