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Director of Membrane Science

  • Engineering & Product
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

2023-07-31 11:27:38 UTC

About Osmoses 🌈🌱🌟

Osmoses Inc. is a technology company revolutionizing the way industrial separations are performed today! Industrial separation processes account for 15% of the world’s energy consumption and are responsible for 16% of CO2 emissions because we rely on energy-intensive technology. Changing this is one of the biggest opportunities to enable the energy transition.

We bring together a diverse and dynamic group of scientists, engineers, business professionals, and operators to develop and commercialize cutting-edge membrane technology that can reduce the impact of gas separations on the environment while increasing the economic incentive for our customers. Our groundbreaking separation solutions have the power to disrupt multi-billion dollar markets worldwide, reducing industrial energy consumption and accelerate the adoption of alternative energy sources with lower environmental impact. 

Join us! Together, we can create a future where cleaner and more sustainable industrial processes become the norm. 

Position Overview 🎯

It is an exciting time to join Osmoses. As the lead membrane engineer you will be responsible for leading a team of membrane scientists and research associates in developing cutting-edge membranes. Your role will involve supporting the Chief Technology Officer in setting the strategic technical vision and providing materials to keep the Board of Directors and external funding agencies informed about the company's technical progress in membrane development.

What you’ll be doing 📝

  • Manage a team of scientists and research associates to develop methods for fabricating thin-film composite (TFC) membranes, including substrate fabrication and coating

  • Lead the membrane team in transitioning the batch process for TFC fabrication to a continuous roll-to-roll process using our in-house membrane manufacturing line.

  • Ensure the consistency and reproducibility of TFC membranes produced through the roll-to-roll process by implementing a robust quality control protocol.

  • Collaborate with chemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists in designing advanced membrane materials.

  • Work with external contract manufacturers to scale up TFC production using industrial roll-to-roll processes.

  • Maintain detailed laboratory records and contribute to regular reports and presentations.

What we’re looking for 🔍

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or related fields with practical laboratory experience.

  • 5+ years of experience in industrial membrane research and manufacturing.

  • Self-starter with the ability to excel in a creative, fast-paced, and ambiguous environment.

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills.

  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities.

Qualities we’re looking for 🌟

  • Self-starter able to identify problems and take initiative to solve them (creative problem solver and critical thinker).

  • Adaptability open to adjust the approach and modify projects to align with the organizations’ changing priorities.

  • Team player wants to make those around them better and makes the goals of the organization their goals.

What we can offer you 🎁

  • Opportunity to contribute to addressing one of the biggest environmental challenges of this century.

  • Work in the heart of the most innovative square mile in the world and the most exciting hub for clean tech.

  • High leadership and growth potential joining at a critical stage a company with strong momentum backed by leading venture capital firms.

  • Access to competitive salary and equity package.

If you're excited about making a positive impact on the environment and being part of an innovative team, we'd love to hear from you! Apply now and let's shape a greener future together! 🌿🌏🚀

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.