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Research Scientist



Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024
About Magrathea

Magrathea is a California technology company with a mission to radically reduce the socioenvironmental impacts of producing structural metal from natural resources. We are doing this by developing a new generation of electrolytic process technology for making carbon neutral magnesium metal from seawater and brines. We are backed by the most sophisticated energy and materials technology investors on Earth. This includes the earliest supporters of Tesla and SpaceX, a portfolio of major industrial families from across Europe, and the US federal government. Find out more on our website.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll be working with a global, diverse team of smart, creative people who are looking to challenge the status quo of today’s industry to positively impact the socioenvironmental impacts of making structural metal. Check out some of our team on Linkedin .

There will be no waiting around, you’ll get stuck in from day one. This is a key role in our team, and you’ll be instrumental in driving the next steps of Magrathea’s technology. If you're passionate about pursuing and cultivating innovation through cutting edge technology, we should talk!

About The Role

Magrathea is seeking a innovative and methodical Research Scientist to contribute to the company's technology development and improvement program. Our innovative talent is one of the biggest drivers in our success, and talented people don’t always fit with rigid job descriptions or day-to-day responsibilities. However, we want to be transparent about what will be expected of this role. The Research Scientist will be a key player in the scale-up and design of our revolutionary electrolytic process technology.

Role Expectations

  • Own design of experiments for brine and molten salt systems to discover better and more efficient processing techniques
  • Execute experiments efficiently with strong project planning skills
  • Develop new analytical methods where necessary
  • Produce research reports for government grant requirements and internal company purposes
  • Read research reports and become a resident expert in the fundamentals of magnesium production technology

Ideal Background

  • BS, MS, or PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering or adjacent field
  • Experience with inorganic chemistry
  • Experience with analytical techniques such as ICP-OES, titrations, TGA, dissolved organic measurements, calibrations, and other aqueous analytical
  • Creative and open-minded with the ability to rapidly learn
  • Demonstrated track record of working on a team to achieve audacious goals together
  • History of promoting company culture based on humility, transparency, respect, and care for the success of other team members


  • Salary range: $90-$130k annually (commensurate with experience) Competitive stock option package Health insurance 401k with pre- and post-tax investing options

How To Apply

Apply online through our website .


Magrathea is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity. Magrathea is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.