Research Scientist/Engineer

  • Heirloom
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Nov 14, 2021

Job Description

The Heirloom team is on a path to creating a sustainable, scalable, and economically viable carbon removal system. This technology - which requires a unique blend of geology, chemistry, industrial engineering, and process engineering -  doesn’t yet exist at the scales necessary to make a difference, so we need to build it ourselves. 
We are looking to hire a dedicated chemical/materials engineer to assist in Heirloom’s R&D projects related to carbonation. This position requires good communication, excellent attention to detail, and a strong desire to do hands-on work. You will have the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to Heirloom’s mineral carbonation research program. 

What You Will Do

  • Design and perform analytical testing using a variety of methodologies to assess the carbonation performance of mineral feedstock under varying conditions.
  • Collect, interpret and analyze data, compile results, and prepare reports.
  • Perform routine characterizations of mineral samples.
  • Identify and suggest improvements for methods and procedures.
  • Work as a part of a team of world-class scientists and engineers to execute on our development plans, with an urgency rooted in the importance of our mission. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (such as Chemical, Process, Materials Engineering, or a related field), Applied Science (Materials Science, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, or related field) or equivalent practical experience.
  • Strong attention to detail and experience with critical problem solving.
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn and adapt in a fast-paced organization.

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of materials science/chemistry/geochemistry/physics.
  • Experience setting up data acquisition systems.
  • Technical writing and experimental documenting/reporting.
  • Knowledge of materials characterization techniques. 
You don’t have to have every listed requirement and skill to be a great fit - you may even teach us something about what we should be looking for! If you are passionate about this opportunity and think you have the skills to succeed, please apply! If not, but you know someone who might be interested, please share this post. 
We are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion and equity, starting with our commitment to fostering diversity within our Heirloom team. We are able to grow and learn better with a diverse team, which is exactly what our planet needs. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, people with disabilities, women, LGBTQ+ people, and veterans.
Please note: while we appreciate all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted by our team.

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Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering