Lectrolyst is seeking a senior process engineer or process chemist with extensive experience in the fine and/or specialty chemicals production chain. The primary responsibility of this position is to identify new marketable applications for our carbon utilization platform. Strong candidates will have a deep understanding of existing chemical production chains, a demonstrated ability to implement new chemical technologies in the market, and a desire to make a sustainable impact in the industry by evaluating promising applications on both economic and life cycle merits.
This position can be either full-time or part-time, depending on candidate availability and mutual agreement. Both in-person and remote work options are available; if remote, travel to events and mission-critical meetings may be requested.
Develop process models for new chemical production technologies, including integration within existing supply chains
Identify new production targets through market analysis and knowledge of opportunities in the fine and specialty chemicals markets
Conduct techno-economic (TEA) and life cycle assessments (LCA) of stand-alone and integrated systems
Work closely with the technical development team to assess new device-level and systems-level targets, evaluate critical data, and contribute to the decision-making process for future objectives
Coordinate with company leadership to guide customer discovery, new grant writing, and investor relations
Actively participate in the professional community, including building and maintaining networks for identification of new business opportunities
BS/BA in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or similar with 15+ years of experience in the fine or specialty chemical production chain
Experience with process/techno-economic modeling
Willingness to learn new skills in a dynamic environment
Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship (and must reside in the United States if engaged in remote work)
Advanced degree (MS/MA with 13+ years experience, or PhD with 10+ years experience). The advanced degree can be in any relevant technical field or in business administration/business development
Experience in the amides or amide derivatives markets, either as end products or as part of a multi-step synthetic pathway towards more valuable compounds. Experience with acetylation chemistries strongly preferred
Experience assessing new technologies on the basis of economic value and/or sustainability
Experience in multiple chemical productions divisions in the same company or across separate companies strongly preferred
Experience planning or analyzing greenfield and/or brownfield projects, especially projects which include new chemical production technology
Lectrolyst is a growing startup building a new class of carbon utilization technology, using renewable electricity to transform waste carbon into value-added chemical products. While our vision is to scale into sustainable high-volume production by making end products like green ethylene, our short-term targets leverage unique capabilities of our underlying electrochemical technology and include amides and amide derivatives for far-reaching applications. We seek to expand our team with talented individuals as excited as we are about creating a sustainable future for chemical manufacturing.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled.
Lectrolyst is committed to building a diverse team and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other legally protected class. This position is partially funded through a Department of Energy: ARPA-E award; all applicants must reside in the United States and must be able to demonstrate their legal right to work in the United States.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and our need to operate safely when social distancing is impractical, vaccination is required for all on-site personnel. Reasonable accommodations may be made on the basis of disability and/or religious belief.