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Industrial Chemist (100%)

Zurich, Switzerland
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 is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 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 spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

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 optimize the synthesis, and characterize, structural polymers used as solid sorbents for Direct Air Capture (DAC); moreover, you will support the production of these sorbents from laboratory to pilot scale with external partners.
  • You will be part of our multidisciplinary team of polymer chemists, organic chemists, and materials scientists.
  • 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

Requirements
  • 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.
  • You are motivated to do hands-on laboratory work.
  • You gathered experience with porous particle/powder characterization, such as mercury porosimetry, nitrogen adsorption or dynamic vapor sorption.
  • 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 horizontal 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: https://www.climeworks.com/careers.

Our promise: At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are.
As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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