Research Assistant in Organic Synthesis
Climeworks
Zürich, ZH, CH
vor 6 Tg.

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Climeworks captures 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 air-captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with the vision to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in technological carbon removal.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIMES100 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 doers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us?

  • Your mission at Climeworks is to carry out laboratory work, finding a way to scale the gram to kilogram synthesis in 1-5 L reactors.
  • You optimize reactions by attentative control of reaction parameters.
  • You propose alternative reaction conditions and synthesis pathways.
  • You are responsible for monitoring the reaction outcome using analytical techniques such as FT-IR, nitrogen sorption, porosimetry, titration, elemental analysis.
  • You interpret analytical data and take appropriate action.
  • You purify reaction products and test their CO2 capture performance.
  • You perform general lab duties and maintain a high standard of order and cleanliness.
  • You ensure an accurate and regular documentation of experimental work using lab journal.
  • You summarize the weekly progress and take part at internal meetings.
  • You have an apprenticeship as laboratory technician or higher education (BSc, MSc),specialized in organic chemistry.
  • You bring excellent skills in synthetic organic chemistry, ideally also in polymer chemistry.
  • You have the ability to plan and accurately document practical work.
  • You have a safety-first attitude, compliance with process safety best practice.
  • You have a hands-on attitude, problem-solving skills, positive mindset and goodcommunication and team-working skills.
  • You are an organized and tidy personality.
  • You bring flexibility for changing work assignments.
  • You are fluent in English, both written and oral, German is beneficial but not required.
  • What we offer : High flexibility in time and place to work, the possibility staying abroad and great teamspirit with hiking and ski weekends.

    Have we caught your interest? Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal : https : / / www.

    climeworks.com / careers .

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