Job Title: Senior Electrochemical Engineer
Location: Madison, WI
US Work Authorization: Required
Salary: $95,000 - $140,000 (Based on level of experience)
Expected Start Date: May 1st, 2023
About ChloBis Water
A staggering 800 million people currently lack sufficient access to fresh water, and global water demand is expected to increase by 70 percent over the next 30 years. At the same time, pervasive drought conditions, climate change, and anthropogenic activities are causing existing water sources to get saltier. Water desalination plays a central role in addressing issues related to both water scarcity and water quality. However, desalination is failing to live up to its full potential; the high energy requirements and the production of a concentrated waste product make desalination impractical for many applications.
ChloBis Water is on a mission to unlock the potential of water desalination by developing a revolutionary desalination battery. ChloBis Water’s technology combines the functions of salt removal, energy generation and storage, and commodity chemical production to address challenges at the intersection of the water-energy nexus. ChloBis Water’s innovative electrode fabrication process has enabled the construction of a device with exceptional stability and energy-efficiency, making desalination accessible in places where it’s not today.
We are a startup based in Madison, WI supported by the National Science Foundation, Activate fellowship program, and climate tech investors, looking to grow our team. We are passionate about using innovative science to improve affordable access to fresh water and have created a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages the generation of new and creative ideas to solve problems.
As a Senior Electrochemical Engineer, you will be responsible for the hands-on design, testing, characterization, and optimization of electrochemical flow cells and stacks.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Lead the development and testing of novel electrochemical flow cells and stacks
Design, perform, analyze, report and present findings of experiments
Develop, verify, and refine basic electrochemical cell models and utilize the results to inform test plans, process conditions, and overall cell development
Design and assemble experimental test setup and various key cell components and troubleshoot hardware, system, and software issues as needed
Analyze experimental data and present results to the broader team
Identify new approaches to improve cell and process performance
Bachelor’s degree in electrochemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or related discipline
5 years of experience in the development of electrochemical flow cells
Hands-on and direct experience working with electrodialysis, fuel cell, electrolyzer, and/or flow battery technologies
A strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals in electrochemistry, fluid dynamics, chemical kinetics, and materials
The ability to adapt, build, and refine or innovate experimental tools
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively on a cross-functional team in a flexible, fast-paced startup environment
Enthusiasm for bringing a new technology to market and willingness to pitch in wherever help is needed
Additional Qualifications Desired
Experience in design of experiments
A safety-first mindset: share potential risks with others before they result in hazardous outcomes
A desire to challenge yourself and take on increasing responsibilities as the company grows
Health insurance stipend to provide coverage for you and your family
Generous paid time off policy
A team of curious, passionate, kind, and courageous people committed to revolutionizing the water desalination industry
Unparalleled opportunities for growth, leadership, and project ownership in a dynamic and rapidly-growing startup company
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.