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Director of Chemistry

  • Science
  • Full-time
  • Cambridge, MA

🌍Director of Chemistry 💡

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 director of chemistry  you will be responsible for leading a team of chemists and research associates in developing cutting-edge polymeric 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 polymer and membrane development.

What you’ll be doing 📝

  • Managing a team of chemists and research associates to develop and optimize methods for the synthesis of polymeric membrane materials for gas separations.

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

  • Work with external contract manufacturers to scale up polymer synthesis.

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

What we’re looking for 🔍

  • At Least 5 year’s industrial experience in polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, or related fields, along with a strong educational background, holding at least a bachelor's degree.

  • Experience managing a team of chemists and research associates. 

  • Must have had experience scaling from small reactions through to commercialization. 

  • Experience scaling polymers.

  • 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.

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.

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.

Our commitment 🌈

You belong at Osmoses!

We are committed to an environment that provides a workplace of belonging, acceptance and safety for everyone! We appreciate, value, and embrace the unique differences of our team members, business associates, candidates and stakeholders.

Why? Because we believe it is powerful to embed diversity in all aspects of our business - it is at the core of our culture. Osmoses’ responsibility and dedication towards our DEIB principles ensures an equitable workplace with a diverse, dynamic team of professionals. This is fundamental to our mission to develop and commercialize environmentally safe, innovative technology that can create a future where cleaner and more sustainable industrial processes become the norm.

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! 🌿🌏🚀