Gencores, Inc.

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Polymer Scientist

  • Material
  • Full-time
  • Somerville, MA

About the company

Imagine an unprecedented material innovation that catalyzes the transition of the wind, transportation, and manufacturing industries toward net-zero emission. At Gencores, we are spearheading this complex yet achievable transition.

We are developing new material chemistry, unique high-throughput additive manufacturing technology, and a smart robotic platform to produce ultra-light and structural metamaterials at scale. Wrapped in fiber-reinforced skins, our outperforming components can replace metal parts and make vehicles and wind turbines drastically lighter and more efficient. Our developments are supported by the largest global climate fund, M.I.T, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the most innovative corporate partners.

About the role

We are rapidly growing our core team. If you are a mission-driven Polymer Scientist or Engineer excited to break new ground in the field, join Gencores. You will be part of a fast-growing, interdisciplinary team of professionals working closely together to reinvent our industries.

Your essential job responsibilities:

  • Design and synthesize polymers and copolymers to produce unique metamaterials from initial laboratory explorations to digital 3D processing and commercialization

  • Design and perform hands-on studies to improve polymers and materials properties and meet R&D objectives

  • Generate and analyze experimental data and run simple feasibility studies to overcome synthetic and formulation challenges

  • Report and present data analysis through group presentations and written reports

  • Organize and file experimental protocols in the form of S.O.P.s

  • Manage and advance client and supplier relationships

Your experience or skills:

These points are here to give you an idea of what we think would be a good fit for the job. They are not hard requirements. If you do not fit them perfectly but feel like you would do the job well, do not hesitate to apply!

  • Able to examine, employ and develop various polymer chemistry and polymerization technics to create novel polymer structures or experimentally reproduce scientific published literature

  • Strong competency in tensile/Compressive/flexural testing using Instron or similar testers, D.S.C., D.M.A., rheology, FT-IR, UV-Vis

  • Able to keep developments on track, balancing speed and scientific rigor, within budget

  • Excellent communication skills with team members and ability to manage external relationships with suppliers and clients

Our preferred qualifications:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Polymer Science or Engineering with a focus on polymer synthesis and physical characterization. Industry experience is a valuable plus.

  • Experience with polyimide and polyurethanes chemistries is a valuable plus

  • Experience with data analytics using existing software or programming (Python, J.M.P., Minitab, Tableau)

  • Experience with solution formulation and processing, such as mixing, extrusion, and formation of foams

  • Experience in scaling up chemical reactions (polymer synthesis) and material fabrications processes from the lab to pilot scale or higher

Why work with us?

Gencores offers a unique opportunity to join a young and well-funded clean-tech startup experiencing rapid growth and work with a diverse group of talented individuals who care deeply about their mission. Joining early means you can significantly contribute to Gencore’s success and greatly impact the culture of the team we are building. We greatly value a combination of passion, determination, interdisciplinarity, humility, and a sense of humor.

Why now?

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 may be the single most important piece of climate legislation in American history. It represents our best chance to build an energy future that is cleaner, cheaper, and more secure. Backed by the largest climate fund, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the most innovative corporate partners, Gencores is well-positioned for growth and becoming a major player in accelerating our transition to a net zero future.

We offer

  • Competitive Salary

  • Employee Incentive Stock Option Plan

  • Generous Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits Package

  • Flexible vacation, gym benefits

  • Beautiful and central location; outdoor seating and picnic tables.

  • We believe in a diverse team and thus recruit globally; we sponsor U.S. visas.

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