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R&D Technician - Inorganic Materials

Queens Carbon

Queens Carbon

Montville, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023

About Us

Queens Carbon’s mission is to build a sustainable future by eliminating deep-rooted CO2 emissions in industrial manufacturing and beyond. Backed by Breakthrough Energy Fellows, we’re developing a novel process that dramatically reduces the energy needed to extract and capture CO2 from carbonate minerals. This low energy solution for carbonate processing creates a commercially viable path for widespread carbon capture projects and carbon neutral cement production. At scale, this technology will enable gigaton-scale reductions in industrial CO2 emissions via avoidance and capture routes.

Our team is united behind the idea that preventing climate change is the single most important task of this generation. If you are excited about cutting edge science, saving the environment, and want to have fun while doing it, join us!

Position Overview

As a Lab Technician at Queens Carbon, you will operate testing machinery and lab testing equipment to characterize the physical properties and performance of materials that are used in cement manufacturing and the performance of products made using Queens Carbon’s processes. The process includes following procedures for sample preparation according to either ASTM standards or Queens Carbon specific standard operating procedures. The technician is also tasked with maintaining the testing equipment to ensure it is operating according to either manufacturer’s specifications or according to required standardized testing requirements. Lab Technicians have direct contact with Scientists and Engineers by reporting the results of testing or reporting observations of specimen performance.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage material testing workflow from sample submission through testing completion.
  • Accurately record testing results via database management.
  • Follow SOPs to operate and maintain laboratory testing equipment and machinery.
  • Import testing data to graphing programs for analysis by R&D team.
  • Manage inventory of lab consumables.
  • Work with the lab team to brainstorm improvements to our technology.
  • Comply with all Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures.


      The job is performed in a hands-on work environment. The employee must have the ability to sit, stand, walk and lift 35 pounds unassisted or more than 35 pounds assisted. The employee must be able to communicate well in both verbal and written means and use fine motor skills to operate a computer, make measurements and control equipment/machinery.

      • At least 1 year of research experience in an academic or industrial setting.
      • Bachelor's not needed, but some exposure to college level STEM courses is preferred.
      • Ability to work full time and in person at our lab in Pine Brook NJ.
      • Strong problem-solving skills, the ability to learn quickly, and the propensity to tackle new problems.
      • A great team-focused attitude, and a willingness to teach and learn from others.
      • A desire to save the planet, and an interest in becoming a part of the growing group of climate change innovators.

        These requirements are not set in cement, so if you're passionate about this role and think you'd be a great fit, please reach out!

        Benefits and Salary

        • A competitive salary
        • Equity in the company
        • Insurance options including health, dental, vision, life, and 401k.
        • A friendly time-off policy that encourages a healthy work-life balance.
        • Company-wide hiking retreat on Earth Day
        • Cool company swag :)

        We're Committed to Diversity

        Queens Carbon is committed to building a diverse team and is home to an inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strive to include a variety of voices in our team that can provide different perspectives. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability status, age, or veteran status.