Senior Researcher

Petra Power is seeking an accomplished, ambitious, and creative R&D researcher to lead a small team in development and improvement of solid oxide fuel cells and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power systems for the Company. This position will work closely with the Company’s CTO and other Senior level researchers to develop and help build one of the world’s first affordable, reliable, and efficient commercial SOFC systems. An ideal candidate for this role has PhD-level research experience and has some experience working on end-to-end SOFC development in an industry setting. Different qualifications can be considered for this position as well. Candidates should have extensive materials and ceramics experience, experience working in a cleanroom, experience with tape casting and high-temperature furnace usage and a mastery of wet chemistry for ceramic materials. Candidates should also be comfortable operating electron microscopes. As an employee in a small startup, a willingness to learn new skills, take on unexpected challenges, and be flexible with hours and responsibilities are highly valued. The following is an example of some job responsibilities associated with this role:

· Developing and executing research plans

· Leading a small team of laboratory technicians

· Working collaboratively with other researchers

· Wet Chemistry

· Powder Synthesis

· Tape Casting

· Furnace Use

· Material Characterization

· Tape Casting

· Chemical Deposition

· Data Analysis

· Experimental Design and Execution

· Creation of Research Reports

· Grant Writing

If you are interested in this position please submit your name, email and phone number below along with an up-to-date resume to be considered. If there is additional information that the Petra Power team should consider, please include it in a cover letter. If you believe you would be better suited for the laboratory technician or another position, please apply by clicking the links in-text or on our home page. If you would like to learn more about the Company or open positions please submit a resume or use our contact form on the homepage and someone from our team will reach out to you shortly. 

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