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Breakthrough Energy Fellows Portfolio Job Board

Lab Manager

Dioxycle

Dioxycle

Paris, France
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
About Dioxycle
Dioxycle is pioneering breakthrough carbon utilization technologies that convert industrial emissions into sustainable chemicals with unprecedented energy and cost efficiency. By displacing fossil fuels for the production of key chemicals, Dioxycle has the potential to ultimately reduce over 800 million tons of CO2 per year, representing over 2% of the world's emissions.
Our team is innovating across chemical, mechanical and system engineering to turn carbon transformation into an economically feasible, industrial reality by developing a completely novel technological approach. Having completed our medium-scale Proof-of-Concept electrolyzer, we are now working towards a first-of-its-kind large-scale industrial prototype and are assembling key partnerships for future commercial roll-out.
We are supported by world-class funders including Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Gigascale Capital and have raised $26M to date. We operate from two R&D centers in Europe and California.
Joining us now is an opportunity to play a fundamental role in the scale up of our transformative technology by working closely with our international founding team. If you are motivated by solving hard problems, meaningfully addressing climate change, and want to join the fastest growing industry of our generation, then this role may be for you!
Your Mission
Dioxycle is seeking a highly organized Lab Manager to scale our lab operations and capabilities as we develop our novel catalysis technology. We are seeking a positive, hard-working and meticulous individual who is excited about using their energy to make our lab the cleanest, safest and most well-run lab in Paris so that the Dioxycle team can drive further innovation in electrolysis and have a tangible impact on global emissions.
Key Responsibilities:
- Take care of equipment and ensure their good use and calibration (prepare SOPs when needed);
- Take care of waste and gas management;
- Ensure cleanliness and tidiness of our work spaces and supervise daily cleaning;
- Ensure sufficient consumable and lab supplies at all times;
- Manage all the deliveries/returns for the lab and deal with suppliers
- Ensure safety rules are followed and assist in writing new rules and risk assessments;
- Manage all collaborations with external laboratories for characterization techniques and write reports to share with the team;
- Manage the production of electrodes;
- Put in place processes and systems to improve operations (e.g. inventorize) and automate tasks wherever possible;
- Contribute to R&D-wide initiatives such as improving maintenance strategies to improve laboratory operations and improve quality control and testing processes;
- Actively foster a culture of safety in the lab.
Location: Onsite in Paris (Saint-Ouen), France
Working conditions: The expected habitual working times for this role are 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday
Qualifications:
To be fully comfortable with the job, you have at least 2-3 years working experience in an industrial or research chemistry laboratory, and you may also have a Bachelor's or Master's in chemistry, material sciences (or related field). Experienced candidates with more than 10+ years of experience are also strongly encouraged to apply!
Below are the skills we believe will enable you to be successful in this role.

Skillset we are looking for

  • Experience working in a lab/ industrial setting (including at least 2-3 years of work experience in a research lab or in industry)
  • More experience (10 years) is highly appreciated and encouraged
  • Bachelor's or Master's in chemistry, material sciences or related field is appreciated but not required
  • Reliable, action-oriented, hard-working and low-ego
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Comfortable dealing with international and diverse teams
  • Passion for scaling climate solutions, commitment to take action, and strong work ethic
  • Fluent French (to talk with external suppliers, etc) and working-level English (which is our daily working language in the team)

Mindset we are looking for

  • Commitment to the mission and ambition
  • Irreproachable work ethic
  • Innovative spirit and problem-solving attitude
  • Anticipation capabilities
  • Flawless track record for safety
  • Radical open-mindedness: no ego. Ideas first

What we have to offer

  • Unique journey: We are an early-stage company with a world-class team and a flat structure.
  • Impact: We are building a product that will have a real impact on the environment, and we hate bullsh*t.
  • People-first: We are self-improving whilst helping others grow. We are no-ego doers and we are all responsible for shaping the company.
  • International team: We are an international team made up of various nationalities including American, English, French, Swiss, and hopefully many more soon!
  • Fun: We constantly strive to cultivate a great work atmosphere and organize regular team events.
  • Highly competitive salary packages
  • Generous Employee Stock Ownership plans
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Retirement Plans: 401(k) (if US based), pension, or other retirement savings plans.
  • Ergonomic work stations & state-of-the-art equipment

Our Process

  • 30-minute call with Grace (Head of People), to understand your expectations and answer your questions
  • 60-minute technical deepdive interview with a presentation about yourself and brief case study, followed by technical questions, with Fanny (Head of MEA Engineering) and David (Co-founder & CTO)
  • Cofounder interview with Sarah (Co-founder & CEO)
  • Onsite interview to meet the team & have a tour of the lab!
  • A series of reference calls with provided contacts
If you do not meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, tell us why you would still be a great fit for this role in your application!
Diversity and Inclusion
We are looking for people of diverse backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, creativity, and fun!