Senior Research Scientist
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Bruno, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • 5+ years of relevant research experience within a laboratory environment, and an advanced degree in either Science (Geochemistry, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Electrochemistry, or related field), Engineering/Applied Science (Chemical, Process, Materials Engineering, or related field), or equivalent practical experience
  • Expertise in mineral decomposition kinetics
  • Expertise in particle morphology characterization
  • Extensive experience working in a lab environment (3+ years)
  • Deep understanding of reaction mechanisms
  • Experience designing and autonomously executing experiments
  • Experience with designing lab-scale experimental setups
  • Robust data analysis abilities (statistical analysis)
  • Phenomenological modeling (e.g., transport, reactions)
  • Working knowledge of materials characterization techniques (including surface characterization and reactivity analyses)
  • Intellectually flexible (brainstorming aficionado)
  • Proficient to excellent in Python
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team player
  • Self motivated
  • We are solving the engineering problem of our generation. Climate change is an existential threat, and we need as many of the world's motivated minds as possible to help. There is no greater challenge or opportunity than fighting climate change
  • We have done this before. We have done this before. We're engineers, scientists, and concerned humans from a variety of backgrounds and experiences who are pooling our knowledge and skills to collectively build a more equitable, prosperous future for all
  • We are a united, resilient, and optimistic bunch. We are all here for the same reason - to slow climate change. We recognize the magnitude of the challenge ahead of us, and believe we can solve it. We can see a hopeful future where we eventually reverse climate change. It won't be easy, but we won't quit
  • We are backed by the best climate partners in the world. We're well funded by investors from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Ahren Innovation Capital, Carbon Direct, Microsoft, Lowercarbon Capital, ARPA-e and the National Science Foundation. Our early customers include Stripe, Shopify, and Klarna, and we're building durable partnerships that enable us to tackle this decades-long problem
  • Design experiments to characterize formation and decomposition kinetics of carbonates in different reaction environments, working directly with a team of scientists and engineers
  • Expand possibilities of our process to new feedstocks and in new environments
  • Study and enhance the carbonation and regeneration process of carbonate minerals by optimizing our proprietary techniques and developing new ones
  • Construct geochemical and geophysical frameworks of the scientific truth underlying our process
  • Develop and validate phenomenological, kinetic, and reactor models
  • Design and perform analytical testing using a variety of methodologies to assess carbonation and/or regeneration performance
  • Use experimental results to develop and communicate key metrics for process and hardware development
  • Fundamental design and experimentation on novel reactor systems
  • Collect, interpret, and analyze data, compile results, and prepare reports
  • 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
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience designing and operating novel reactors
  • Expertise in carbonate geochemical systems
  • Understanding of and experience with carbon mineralization (carbonation) and/or calcination technologies
  • Expertise in electrochemistry or electrochemical systems
  • Experience setting up data acquisition systems
Heirloom Technologies

11-50 employees

Carbon dioxide air capture system
Company Overview
Naturally occurring minerals - alongside forests, soils, and the ocean - are one of our planet's most vital carbon sinks. Over geological timescales, carbon dioxide in the air and water chemically bind to these minerals and permanently turn to stone. Heirloom's technology enhances this natural process, called carbon mineralization, to help minerals absorb CO2 from the ambient air in days, rather than years. By combining the best of engineering and nature, they can offer the most cost-effective and scalable Direct Air Capture solution in the world.
  • Covered health, dental and vision
  • Generous parental leave. 16 weeks paid leave for all Heirloom employees, regardless of primary/secondary caregiver status.
  • Generous stock options
  • Flexible time off. Unlimited PTO for exempt (salaried) employees & 80 hours for full time non-exempt (hourly) employees.
  • Stay healthy. Monthly health and wellness reimbursement.
  • Learn on the job. Robust annual education and conference budget, including airfare and hotel costs.
Company Core Values
  • Radical Honesty
  • Persistent Optimism
  • Maximize Learning Rate