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Research Scientist I

CERT Systems

CERT Systems

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Who we are…

CERT Systems Inc (CERT) is on a mission to produce essential chemicals without fossil fuels. Our breakthrough route to convert captured CO2 into valuable fuels and chemical feedstocks means that we can help the planet avoid over 500 million tonnes of emissions by 2040.

Who YOU are…

You have spent the last few years paying your dues in the research world, and you are ready to finally put those skills to work on practical projects that make a difference. You cannot wait to get hands-on in the lab – using your solid experience with electrolyzers (or at least fuel cells/batteries) to guide your work. A start-up environment is exciting to you because you’ll be able to collaborate with others to create and test a tangible product output. You are also mission-driven; you care about climate change, and you want to use your skills to help be part of a global solution.

What you’ll do day-to-day

  • Test in-house and commercial materials using proprietary devices and processes
  • Develop and optimize membrane electrode assembly designs for CO2 electrolyzers
  • Perform electrochemical tests, troubleshoot performance, and develop testing plans
  • Perform electrochemical characterization of various membrane electrode assembly and electrolyzer designs
  • Develop and perform testing procedures to verify electrolyzer performance
  • Manage, troubleshoot, and maintain electrolyzer test stands
  • Analyze and interpret experimental results
  • Document standard operating procedures
  • Support meetings with internal/external collaborators as a technical subject matter expert, preparing presentations and reports as required
  • Work with a collaborative team to meet ambitious milestones

Your qualifications

  • Undergraduate or Masters degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering, Nanotechnology or a related field
  • 1+ years of industry or postgraduate experience in a relevant field; hands-on experience in a research or industrial lab is a must!
  • Able to work in-person in our Toronto location
CERT Systems strives to be an equitable and inclusive community. We encourage applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.