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R&D Technician

Gencores, Inc.

Gencores, Inc.

Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

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R&D Technician

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

COMPANY

Achieving net zero across industry sectors is a monumental challenge that necessitates the development of green, affordable, and high-performance materials.

Gencores harnesses groundbreaking discoveries in chemistry and material structuring to create ultra-high-performance, recyclable, and cost-effective composite materials. These unique composites will facilitate the construction of high-efficiency vehicles that require 50% fewer batteries to achieve a 500-mile range, as well as ultra-long offshore wind turbine blades that enhance renewable energy generation. Our material innovation has earned support and funding from prestigious and forward-thinking organizations and industry leaders such as Bill Gates' climate fund Breakthrough Energy, MIT, the U.S. Department of Energy, major wind and automotive OEMs, and Tier One suppliers.

We are currently experiencing significant market demand and delivering our first product. Join us in our mission to revolutionize transportation and wind energy generation and shape a sustainable future!

ROLE

We are seeking a highly collaborative R&D technician to support the company’s product development efforts. You will join a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary team of five exceptional scientists and engineers collaborating closely to introduce our innovative materials to the wind turbine and automotive markets.

Your essential responsibilities:

  • Conduct laboratory experiments and perform mechanical, thermal, and chemical testing on various materials to evaluate their properties and performance.

  • Collect, record, and analyze experimental data using appropriate techniques and software. Present data and findings to the R&D team and other stakeholders.

  • Participate in the scaling up of lab-developed materials to production levels.

  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments.

  • Manage inventory of lab supplies and materials, placing orders as needed.

Your experience or skills - These points are not hard requirements.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.

Our preferred qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a laboratory or R&D setting.

  • Hands-on experience with material characterization techniques and equipment.

  • Experience with 3D printing is preferrable.

COMPANY CULTURE

Gencores offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic community of exceptional scientists and engineers who value diverse approaches to critical thinking and leadership. We aim to foster an inclusive environment that promotes open discussions, embraces diverse perspectives, and respects individual voices. We recognize that individuals from various backgrounds and experiences are key contributors to our success, and we celebrate this diversity. We welcome team members of all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, abilities, genetic backgrounds, veteran statuses, and individuals with past incarceration experiences. Our mission is challenging and ambitious, but 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 rapid career advancement

  • A competitive salary with performance bonuses and stock options

  • Comprehensive benefits including premium medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 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, including at least one full week off

  • A prime location (we're expanding!) in the picturesque and convenient heart of Somerville, MA

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