R&D Site Lead as Principal Laboratory Scientist/Engineer

About the Job

Dimensional Energy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that experience and talent are not always limited to the technical requirements of a job. If you have similar experience to the qualifications listed here, please consider applying. We strongly encourage those from marginalized and/or underrepresented identities to apply. If you need accommodations during the interview process, please let us know. 


Dimensional Energy, a leader in the production of sustainable fuels and other chemicals from carbon dioxide, is seeking a motivated, organized, experienced R&D Scientist/Engineer for our Tucson, AZ location to lead our research efforts and manage our R&D team. The lab is located at the University of Arizona Tech Park, with a field-testing site nearby. If you are experienced in the lab; are passionate about combating climate change; can motivate, inspire and manage a diverse team; and thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment, please consider joining our team.

Job Summary

The primary role of the Principal Scientist/Engineer is to lead research and manage multiple R&D projects at the Tucson facilities. 


Pay and Benefits

  • The salary range for this position is $130,000-$160,000 based on experience.  
  • Health, vision and dental insurance packages available. 
  • Unlimited paid time off for most positions.

Key Responsibilities

Activities will Include:  

  • Setting up a new laboratory. 
  • Organizing and performing experiments related to CO2 conversion and materials stability. 
  • Characterizing materials using a variety of analytical equipment, such as SEM, XRD, optical microscopes, DSC, and BET. 
  • Testing thermochemical reactors.
  •  Performing mechanical testing and failure analysis on metals and ceramics. 
  • Performing experiments ranging from lab-scale to pilot-scale. 
  • Obtaining access to equipment at the University of Arizona and serving as liaison to the university. 
  • Writing reports, grants, and project summaries. 
  • Assisting R&D, site development, and engineering teams with test procedures, data analyses, summaries, and reports. 
  • Mentoring and training employees. 
  • Managing Tucson facility R&D and grant projects. 
  • Ensuring records and lab notebooks are maintained meticulously. 
  • Innovating and helping secure Intellectual Property and patents. 
  • Maintaining laboratory space in accordance with safety regulations and Good Laboratory Practice. 
  • Ensuring all activities are completed in a timely fashion. 
  • Performing tasks with diligent attention to detail and high level of accuracy. 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • MS or PhD preferred with 5+ years’ experience in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related fields.  
  • Experience in inorganic synthesis, heterogeneous catalysis, chemical reactors, catalyst formulations, materials characterization, Design of Experiments, and nanomaterials. 
  • Specific experience with syngas, hydrogen and carbon dioxide chemistry in an industrial environment is a plus. 
  • Experience using/maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment such as gas analyzers, mass flow/temperature/pressure controllers, ultra-high temperature furnaces, and ability to become proficient in new equipment quickly. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects. 
  • Ability to lead and function as part of a team. 
  • Motivated and passionate about developing new technology to combat climate change. 
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new subject matter. 
  • Natural problem solver. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, data analysis software, Python. 


About Dimensional Energy 

Dimensional Energy is a leader in the production of sustainable fuels. We develop proprietary technology to convert carbon dioxide into sustainable jet fuel, diesel, and other products. Our carbon utilization platform allows companies to recycle their emissions to replace the fossil carbon in their supply chain.  Our technology presents a true alternative to the extraction, refinement and burning of fossil carbon, all of which must cease in the coming decades in order to leave a livable planet for those who will come after us. Dimensional Energy recognizes that traditional fossil fuel extraction has disproportionately impacted communities of color and low-income communities. We are committed to a different path and aim to partner with local communities to ensure those impacted are included in the implementation and profit structure of our solutions. We envision a world free from fossil fuel dependency. We are growing quickly, come join us. 


To Apply: Send resume and letter of interest to Jobs@dimensionalenergy.com. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line and where you saw the job posting.

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