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Associate Electrochemist

Manchester, UK

Full Time

About the Role

Parallel Carbon is searching for an enthusiastic and experienced Electrochemist motivated to reverse climate change and help us scale our technology. You will participate in the development and optimization of the electrochemical component of our technology. The ideal candidate will have expertise in electrochemical processes and characterisation, with a focus in water electrolysis and process scale-up. You will play a crucial role in accelerating technology development and Parallel Carbon’s impact. The position is based in Manchester, UK. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Test water electrolysers, including different architectures, electrode materials and operational variables to maximise performance, with a focus on scale-up and commercialisation

  • Implement process control strategies to optimise electrolyser operation and ensure consistent efficiency and quality

  • Conduct experiments to validate process design and assess electrode and system performance using electrochemical characterisation techniques

  • Prepare technical reports, white papers, and presentations to communicate results and progress to the team and stakeholders

  • Identify opportunities for innovation and process improvements, including from interviews and literature reviews, to continuously improve Parallel Carbon’s technology. Investigate and analyse new materials, equipment, processes and engineering practices

  • Maintain the highest standards of safety through effective process design and proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials to prevent potential harm to employees and the environment

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team, including material scientists, process engineers, and other engineers to troubleshoot and resolve process issues

  • Bring passion to fight climate change, and develop a company culture of inclusive innovation valuing sustainable work


According to studies, skilled people from underrepresented groups may pass on opportunities if they don't tick all the boxes for a job. If you feel you have what it takes, even if you aren’t perfectly qualified, please go ahead and apply!

  • Degree in Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in water electrolyser design, development, and optimisation

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in electrode chemistry, durability and performance testing

  • Advanced knowledge and experimental experience on electrode characterisation, electro-catalysis, water electrolysis (HER and OER), and electrochemical technology development

  • Strong ability to analyse and solve complex technical problems

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to present ideas, design specifications, and progress updates. Fluent in written and spoken English.

  • Team player with an ability to work in fast paced and ambitious environment

If you are passionate about fighting climate change, developing and optimising chemical processes, and have a strong track record of delivering results, we encourage you to apply.

** The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.

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