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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 optimisation 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

  • Participate in the development and optimisation of electrochemical components, focusing on improving performance and efficiency

  • 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

  • Perform in-depth research on electrode materials to identify cost-effective solutions and enhance overall cell performance

  • Contribute to the scale-up of electrochemical processes from lab scale to pilot and commercial scale

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

  • Develop and manage your own research and development pipeline, ensuring timely completion of projects and alignment with company goal

  • Support supplier management activities, including evaluating materials and components necessary for electrochemical processes

  • 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 a 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 workre of inclusive innovation valuing sustainable work

Requirements

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 characterization, electro-catalysis, water electrolysis (HER and OER), and electrochemical technology development

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a proactive approach to identifying and addressing technical challenges.

  • Strong organisational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

  • 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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