Sorbent Development Chemist

  • Climeworks
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Mar 19, 2020
Full Time Chemistry

Job Description

Climeworks captures CO2 from air with the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology. Our direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers and to unlock a negative emissions future.

Your Role:

  • You develop novel sorbent materials for the capture of CO2 from ambient air; you optimize sorbents for increased performance and lower costs; you are responsible from the first idea through conceptualization and synthesis within the given economic boundaries
  • You collaborate closely with our team of process engineers to develop optimal utilization strategies of novel and optimized materials within new process concepts to enhance the CO2 output and reduce the energy requirements of the Climeworks product
  • You carry out testing campaigns to validate and further enhance the performance of sorbent materials within novel and established processes
  • You carry out analysis campaigns to assess the stability of materials within specific processes identifying causes of materials degradation. Based on the gained insight you propose improvement strategies
  • You are a reference point for the materials that you develop and optimize and for sorbent related questions in general
  • You work in an interdisciplinary environment with material scientists, chemists, chemical, mechanical and process engineers
  • You hold a university degree at PhD level in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or a related discipline
  • You bring advanced knowledge in the formulation of sorbent materials preferably for COcapture
  • You have at least 8 years’ work experience in a similar role
  • You have a network of specialists and institutions you can tap into
  • You are fluent in English. German is beneficial but not required
  • You take ownership and thrive working in a fast paced and challenging environment with ambitious goals

Organization Type



Carbon Removal & Utilization Engineering