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Senior Material Chemist

Gencores, Inc.

Gencores, Inc.

Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Gencores, Inc.

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Material Scientist

  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Somerville, MA


Reaching net-zero across industry sectors is an enormous challenge.

Gencores leverages groundbreaking advancements in chemistry, material structuration, manufacturing, and automation to produce novel recyclable composite metamaterials at low cost. These unique ultra-light composites significantly outperform conventional materials, enabling the creation of high-efficiency vehicles, wind turbines and the enhancement of numerous other large-scale industrial structures and products.

Our groundbreaking developments have garnered support and funding from prestigious and forward-thinking organizations and industry partners such as Bill Gates' climate fund, Breakthrough Energy, MIT, ARPA-E, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Join us to revolutionize transportation, wind energy, and more, and shape a sustainable future!


The Gencores’ team seeks a mission-driven Material Scientist to join our research and development team. You will be part of a fast-growing, interdisciplinary team of outstanding scientists and engineers working closely together to structure and process our new composite metamaterials.

Your essential responsibilities:

  • Design, produce, and characterize Gencores’ novel metamaterials using a suite of in-house and external state-of-the-art characterization tools.

  • Design and execute experimental campaigns (DOE) to analyze exploratory materials and chemicals and optimize formulation performance and material processability.

  • Keep team developments on track, balancing speed and scientific rigor

Your experience or skills:

These points are not hard requirements. If you do not fit them perfectly but feel like you would do the job well, you should apply!

  • Critical thinker that challenges the status quo and can define and test innovative procedures or protocols.

  • Hands-on experience with materials synthesis, formulation, processing, and characterization methods, such as Instron testing, DMA, DSC, TGA, FTIR, and rheology.

  • Work effectively in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams and able to give clear presentations.

  • Experience with data analytic software or programming (Python, JMP, Minitab, Tableau). Great result recording skills

  • Excellent oral and written scientific communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Comply with EH&S requirements and promote safety in the work environment

Our preferred qualifications:

  • M.Sc or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry Material Science, or equivalent experience gained outside academia.

  • Become a pivotal team member in our early-stage team

Company Culture

Gencores presents a unique opportunity to join a dynamic community of exceptional Scientists and Engineers who highly value diverse approaches to critical thinking and leadership. Our aim is to foster an inclusive environment that promotes discussions, where diverse perspectives are embraced and individual voices are respected. We acknowledge that individuals from various backgrounds and experiences will be key contributors to our success, and we celebrate this diversity. We wholeheartedly welcome team members of all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, abilities, genetic makeups, veteran statuses, and individuals with past incarceration experiences. Lastly, our mission is challenging and ambitious, yet we firmly believe in maintaining a harmonious balance between dedicated effort and enjoyment! If you share our passion for collaborative achievements, contact us.

Compensation and benefits

To ensure the long-term productivity and success of our company, we prioritize the well-being of our team members. We are committed to providing a supportive environment that promotes physical, mental, and financial safety. To achieve this, we offer the following benefits:

  • Abundant opportunities for fast career progression

  • A competitive salary, along with performance bonuses and stock options

  • Employees enjoy premium benefits for medical, dental, vision, and life insurances

  • An unlimited paid vacation policy encouraging employees to prioritize their well-being and work-life balance with the expectation that employees take a minimum of 15 days off per year and a whole week off at least once per year.

  • A prime location in the picturesque and convenient heart of Somerville, MA.

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