Breakthrough Energy Fellows Portfolio Job Board

Director, Cell Research and Development



Remote · Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Hgen's mission is to achieve a clean and sustainable energy future through tackling emissions in hard-to-decarbonize industries. By enabling cheap and abundant green hydrogen, Hgen can help to decarbonize the 25% of total global emissions that are best addressed with green hydrogen. Learn more about why green hydrogen is critical for achieving zero-emissions.
As the Director of Cell Research and Development, you will lead electrochemical and materials research initiatives for optimizing Hgen's cell stack efficiency. You will play a critical role in driving Hgen's research and development roadmap, working within a fast and collaborative start-up environment to commercialize Hgen's advanced alkaline electrolyzer.
Note: this role is also open to remote or internationally-based applicants.

Your responsibilities

  • Define and lead electrochemical research initiatives to optimize cell efficiency
  • Identify opportunities in electrode architecture, catalyst development, and/or separator materials to drive increased system efficiency
  • Engage in cross-disciplinary collaboration with engineering team to translate research opportunities into cell prototyping and development roadmap


  • Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Engineering, or related field
  • Experience leading research efforts and teams to increase electrolysis efficiency
  • Self-starter, ability to identify new opportunities and challenge ingrained assumptions