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Analytical Chemist

Company: Prometheus
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Analytical Chemist
Prometheus Fuels
Santa Cruz, CA U.S.A .

Prometheus was founded to replace fossil fuels with zero net carbon electrofuels, as fast as possible, by beating fossil fuels on price. We see these fuels as the start of a major energy transition, with dramatic scaling of solar and wind power - storing it in a high energy density form that can be used to power engines, homes, cities, industry, and anywhere else energy is needed. We believe by doing so we can solve the climate crisis and ignite a new era for human ambition, adventure, and achievement.

Analytical Chemist
The Titan Fuel Forge is Prometheus' revolutionary fuel-production system. It works on the concept of reverse combustion, capturing CO2 and water from the air and powering them with electricity from renewable energy to make zero net carbon fuels, leveraging advanced catalysis and separations. As a member of the electrochemical R&D team, you will be focused on the development and implementation of the next generation of Titan Fuel Forge systems. Your work will include analysis, identification, and quantification of catalytically reduced carbon products (CO2 to fuels). You will work with a team of electrochemists, analytical chemists, and lab technicians, and will collaborate with engineering teams, including, mechanical, automation, electrical, and chemical engineers to iteratively scale up and optimize the Titan Fuel Forges for commercial production next year.

--- Contributes to R&D development activities at the Santa Cruz facility by analyzing system products, utilizing, GC, GCMS, FTIR, NMR, and other methods as needed
--- Hands on position working alongside team to ensure goals are iteratively defined and met to drive towards commercial ongoing catalyst and process improvement
--- Employ excellent communication skills across teams and the company
--- Manage cost and schedule for assigned projects
--- Willing to work across a broad range of activities to support team goals - growth-stage startups require a wide range of skills
--- Contribute to a positive culture of collaborative experimentation and innovation

--- Bachelor's degree or higher in chemistry with a minimum of 3 years of experience
--- Adept at prioritizing tasks and executing multiple assignments concurrently in a rapidly changing environment that requires mental flexibility, creativity, discipline, and resilience
--- Expertise with GC analytical methods
--- Familiarity with electrochemical systems a definite advantage

Location of position is our 20,000 square foot prototyping and manufacturing facility in Santa Cruz, CA, less than one mile from the beach, in a walkable neighborhood with coffee shops, natural groceries, yoga studios, etc. - you don't have to surf, hike, camp, or like perfect weather, but our location is a plus if you do. Must be on-site, but work from home for appropriate tasks is available.

Full medical, dental, and vision benefits with no employee contribution required.

Prometheus Fuels is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Prometheus is governed on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence, and will not be influenced in any manner by race, religion, gender, national origin, color, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Prometheus, Santa Cruz , Analytical Chemist, Other , Santa Cruz, California

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