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Chemist for Synthesis (full or part-time)

Circular Carbon Chemistry

Circular Carbon Chemistry

Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Your mission
Our Vision:
100 years after the invention of industrial methanol synthesis, we ​fundamentally revolutionize this technology.
Our disruptive process is based on homogeneous catalysis, which enables us to fundamentally rethink methanol production in a green way.

To this end, we are launching our first pilot in one of Germany's largest chemical parks to demonstrate our technology based on CO2 and green hydrogen.

We are looking for you to drive this milestone forward with us and thus take the first step towards industrial production of green methanol!

Your mission will be:
  • You will be responsible for the successful upscaling of new organometallic synthesis routes, solving all chemical as well as safety issues together with our outstanding synthesis team from the 25g to the kilo approach.
  • You have experience with air and water sensitive compounds and can handle them under inert conditions in a 20L reactor.
  • You plan and take responsibility for reactions under the assessment of different safety aspects and ensure a stable supply chain.
  • You solve technical problems and maintenance tasks in dealing with the reactor and the infrastructure (glovebox, PLC, inert gas infrastructure) and can assess product quality using various analytical methods.

Your profile
  • You have successfully completed a master's degree in chemistry; a doctorate is a plus but not a must.
  • You have experience in organometallic synthesis and in the safe handling of reactive compounds.
  • Knowledge in the operation of a 20L reactor and corresponding safety regulations is a plus.
  • First industrial experience (> 1 year) is advantageous
  • You speak fluent German and English.
Why us?
You will work on cutting-edge climate technology with a high degree of freedom in a team of excellent colleagues and have the financial means to drive things forward.

As a startup in Berlin, we offer a dynamic and non-bureaucratic environment, attractive salary and stock option package, and the chance to contribute to solving the #1 global challenge, climate change.

We welcome applications of all genders and nationalities and are open to part-time.
About us
Re-inventing chemistry
We develop disruptive chemical production processes by rethinking them from the atomic level all the way up to production scale.
We explore new chemistries by employing quantum-chemical simulations and transfer them into proprietary production technology.

Designing green processes
​We develop & scale our new technologies based on renewable feedstocks & energy. From the very first steps in the development of a production process, we design it to enable closed carbon loops. Without ​compromise.

Defossilizing industries
​With our climate-friendly chemical technologies we support industries in their net zero journey. Our first disruption is the proprietary C1 methanol technology. It unlocks green methanol production by overcoming long-standing challenges.