Gencores, Inc.

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Material Team Lead

  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Somerville, MA


Achieving net zero across industry sectors is a monumental challenge that necessitates the development of green, affordable, and high-performance materials.

Gencores harnesses groundbreaking discoveries in chemistry and material structuring to create ultra-high-performance, recyclable, and cost-effective composite materials. These unique composites will facilitate the construction of high-efficiency vehicles that require 50% fewer batteries to achieve a 500-mile range, as well as ultra-long offshore wind turbine blades that enhance renewable energy generation. Our material innovation has earned support and funding from prestigious and forward-thinking organizations and industry leaders such as Bill Gates' climate fund Breakthrough Energy, MIT, the U.S. Department of Energy, major wind and automotive OEMs, and Tier One suppliers.

We are currently experiencing significant market demand and delivering our first product. Join us in our mission to revolutionize transportation and wind energy generation and shape a sustainable future!


We are seeking a Director of Materials to lead Gencores’ product development efforts and support the launch of our first product. This role will report directly to the CEO. You will join a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary team of five exceptional scientists and engineers collaborating closely to introduce our innovative materials to the wind turbine and automotive markets.

Your essential responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a small team of outstanding material scientists, process engineers, and technicians to tailor and qualify the properties of the company’s materials to customer requirements

  • Ensure that produced materials meet the customers’ required quality standards and specifications. Implement and enforce quality control processes and procedures.

  • Establish OKRs, timelines, and budgets. Keep R&D and product teams on track, balancing speed and scientific rigor within budget. Conduct regular performance reviews and provide training and development opportunities for team members.

  • Develop supplier’s relationship and implement procurement strategies to ensure the continuous supply of materials. Identify and qualify new suppliers to diversify the supply base chemicals. Negotiate contracts and terms with suppliers to achieve cost savings and ensure quality. Build and oversee internal inventory

  • Develop long-term materials management strategies aligned with company goals. Conduct risk assessments and develop contingency plans for supply chain disruptions

  • Contribute to the strategy and establishment of Gencores’ intellectual property

  • Develop, write, and monitor million-dollar grants and budgets

Your experience or skills - These points are not hard requirements.

  • · Able to efficiently lead and manage high-performance teams. Including implementing agile, lean management processes that are compatible with the evolving stage of the company.

  • Demonstrated track record developing materials from ideas to products

  • Capacity to form and develop strong industry relationships

  • Represent the company in public and fundraising events

Our preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer science or material science and engineering or equivalent

  • At least 10 years of industrial experience with a proven track record for developing and commercializing material products in a start-up environment

  • Experience with leading high-performance teams and hiring exceptional talents

  • Experience scaling up material processing and production from lab to pilot scale or higher


Gencores offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic community of exceptional scientists and engineers who value diverse approaches to critical thinking and leadership. We aim to foster an inclusive environment that promotes open discussions, embraces diverse perspectives, and respects individual voices. We recognize that individuals from various backgrounds and experiences are key contributors to our success, and we celebrate this diversity. We welcome team members of all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, abilities, genetic backgrounds, veteran statuses, and individuals with past incarceration experiences. Our mission is challenging and ambitious, but we firmly believe in maintaining a harmonious balance between dedicated effort and enjoyment. If you share our passion for collaborative achievements, contact us.


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 rapid career advancement

  • A competitive salary with performance bonuses and stock options

  • Comprehensive benefits including premium medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 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, including at least one full week off

  • A prime location (we're expanding!) in the picturesque and convenient heart of Somerville, MA

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