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Junior Lab Technician (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 maintain lab excellence, oversee instruments, coordinate measurements, and drive scientific progress.

  • You will maintain the operational status of the lab and equipment, ensuring instruments are appropriately cared for, troubleshooting any issues, and maintaining cleanliness, calibration, and safety in accordance with company rules and regulations.

  • You are responsible for specific lab instruments and related consumables, including spare parts or solvents, and you will coordinate the measurement needs of the technology team.

  • You will perform experiments on laboratory instruments and document the results accordingly.

Your story

  • Your education should include a Labortechniker/in HFP or an equivalent qualification.
  • You have a minimum of 2 years' experience in chemical laboratories, specifically focusing on materials characterization.
  • You also gathered previous experience with porous particle/powder characterization, including methods such as mercury porosimetry, nitrogen adsorption, or DVS titration, is required.
  • You are ready to learn about new applications and analysis methods.
  • Your capability to handle several assays or projects in parallel is essential.
  • Your disposition for routine work is important for this role.
  • You are capable of working independently with minimum supervision.
  • You are proficient in both German and English.

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 career’s portal:

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!

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