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Material Team Lead

Gencores, Inc.

Gencores, Inc.

Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

Gencores, Inc.

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Material Team Lead

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


Reaching net-zero across industry sectors is an enormous challenge requiring the development of green high-performance materials, clean industrial processes, and highly efficient structures.

Gencores leverages groundbreaking discovery in chemistry, material structuration, manufacturing, and automation to produce outperforming, recyclable and low-cost composite metamaterials. These unique ultra-light composites will enable the creation of high-efficiency vehicles requiring 50% less battery to achieve a 500-mile range and ultra-long offshore wind turbines blades, boosting the capacity of energy infrastructure.

Gencores is today experiencing a significant inflexion point and delivering its first product to market. Our groundbreaking innovation has garnered support and funding from prestigious and forward-thinking organizations and industry partners such as Bill Gates' climate fund, Breakthrough Energy, MIT, the U.S. Department of Energy and the largest wind and automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers.

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


Our team seeks a mission-driven Material Lead to lead Gencores’ research and development effort and support the development of Gencores’ first product. This role interfaces directly with the CEO and constitutes a fast-career progression opportunity at the company, it intends to propel the candidate towards a director position within 12 to 18 months. Joining us, you will be part of a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary team of 12 outstanding scientists and engineers working closely together to release our new composite metamaterials on the wind turbine and automotive markets.

Your essential responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of 4+ outstanding material scientists and engineers and key consultants to stabilize Gencores’ material chemistry and qualify Gencores’ first material product for its target market.

  • Own a critical portion of technical developments while keeping team developments on track, balancing speed, and scientific rigor within budget implementing cost control initiatives

  • Interface with suppliers to scale the production of our raw chemicals

  • Grow Gencores’ R&D team to 6-8 scientists & engineers in a 12 months’ timeline while maintaining team culture and agility implementing, stage-specific, lean processes.

  • Contribute to the establishment of Gencores’ breakthrough material and process IP

  • Establish OKRs, timelines and budgets with the CEO and the senior scientific team

  • Develop, write, and monitor million-dollar grants and budgets

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!

  • Passionate about sustainable chemistry and multi-scale material and systems design

  • Able to lead and manage high-performance teams with empathy, efficiently. Including implementing agile, lean management processes compatible with the evolving stage of the company.

  • Demonstrated track record developing materials from ideas to qualified products

  • Able to interface efficiently with multi-disciplinary engineering teams

  • Capacity to form and develop strong industry and academic partnerships

  • Represent the company in public and fundraising events

Our preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer science or material science and engineering or equivalent

  • 5 + years of industry experience with a proven track record for developing and commercializing material products.

  • Experience with leading high-performance teams and hiring exceptional talents.

  • Experience in scaling up material processing and production from lab to pilot scale, or higher.



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.



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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