Senior Material Scientist
- Material Science and Engineering
- Somerville, MA
Reaching net-zero across industry sectors is an enormous challenge.
Gencores leverages groundbreaking advancements in chemistry, material structuration, manufacturing, and automation to produce novel recyclable composite metamaterials at low cost. These unique ultra-light composites significantly outperform conventional materials, enabling the creation of high-efficiency vehicles, wind turbines and the enhancement of numerous other large-scale industrial structures and products.
Our groundbreaking developments have garnered support and funding from prestigious and forward-thinking organizations and industry partners such as Bill Gates' climate fund, Breakthrough Energy, MIT, the U.S. Department of Energy.
Join us to revolutionize transportation, wind energy, and more, and shape a sustainable future!
The Gencores’ team seeks a mission-driven Senior Material Scientist to join our research and development team. You will be part of a fast-growing, interdisciplinary team of outstanding scientists and engineers working closely together to structure and process our new composite metamaterials.
Your essential responsibilities:
Conduct research to control the mechanisms enabling the creation of Gencores’ unique and highly structured metamaterials
Design, produce, and characterize metamaterials using a suite of state-of-the-art characterization tools
Collaborate with software, hardware, and multi-scale optimization teams to improve end-part quality, function, and performance
Invent, shape, and document developments to promote innovation and company growth
Keep developments on track, balancing speed and scientific rigor within budget
Your experience or skills:
These points are not hard requirements. If you do not fit them perfectly but feel like you would do the job well, you should apply!
Passionate about multi-scale material and systems design
Able to interact with the material and the equipment to improve product performance
Strong understanding of physics and knowledgeable about chemistry.
Experienced with formulating or doping a wide range of high-performance resins, films, adhesives, foams, or other plastics.
Strong competency in ASTM testing and data analysis for linear and non-linear mechanics at room and elevated temperatures using Instron or similar testers, DSC, DMA, rheology, X-ray tomography, and more
Experience with data analytics using existing software or programming (Python, JMP, Minitab, Tableau)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Our preferred qualifications:
Ph.D. in Materials Science and engineering or equivalent experience gained outside of academia
Knowledge of processes such as mixing, extrusion, and formation of foams
Experience in scaling up material processing from lab to pilot scale, or higher
Experience with polymer chemistry is a valuable plus
Gencores presents a unique opportunity to join a dynamic community of exceptional Scientists and Engineers who highly value diverse approaches to critical thinking and leadership. Our aim is to foster an inclusive environment that promotes discussions, where diverse perspectives are embraced and individual voices are respected. We acknowledge that individuals from various backgrounds and experiences will be key contributors to our success, and we celebrate this diversity. We wholeheartedly welcome team members of all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, abilities, genetic makeups, veteran statuses, and individuals with past incarceration experiences. Lastly, our mission is challenging and ambitious, yet we firmly believe in maintaining a harmonious balance between dedicated effort and enjoyment! If you share our passion for collaborative achievements, contact us.
Compensation and benefits
To ensure the long-term productivity and success of our company, we prioritize the well-being of our team members. We are committed to providing a supportive environment that promotes physical, mental, and financial safety. To achieve this, we offer the following benefits:
Abundant opportunities for fast career progression
A competitive salary, along with performance bonuses and stock options
Employees enjoy premium benefits for medical, dental, vision, and life insurances
An unlimited paid vacation policy encouraging employees to prioritize their well-being and work-life balance with the expectation that employees take a minimum of 15 days off per year and a whole week off at least once per year.
A prime location in the picturesque and convenient heart of Somerville, MA.