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Description: Are you interested in joining a research and engineering team taking on one of the biggest challenges in sustainability?

The Initiative for Negative Carbon Carbon (NC2) in the Johns Hopkins University Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI), is developing and building demonstration systems that permanently sequester the carbon in greenhouse gasses such as methane and carbon dioxide, by co-producing solid, high-value materials such as carbon fiber, solid composites, as well as clean-burning hydrogen fuel.

We are looking to grow our team and grow the scale of our projects! This is a significant effort, but we are hoping to make a big impact by building real pilot-scale systems.  We are looking for personnel to serve as research engineers and technicians, with expertise and skills from chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science.  Specific skills and experience we are looking for include:

  • High temperature chemical reactor design, construction, and operation.  We are actively building equipment in-house and looking for personnel with hands-on machining experience and construction skills, and design using CAD/CAM software (Solidworks).
  • Unit integration and controls.   Planned systems may in inside or outside, and will be thoroughly vetted for safety.  HAZOP experience is a plus.
  • Solids handling and characterization, especially nanocarbons.  Experience with electron microscopy and elemental analysis will be useful.
  • Reactor and process modeling using ASPEN and/or COMSOL.

Laboratory management, including procurement and organization of laboratory facilities.

This program is funded through multiple sources including the Department of Energy (ARPA-E), ROSEI, and a JHU-affiliated startups focusing on developing our radically new technology for methane decomposition to carbon and hydrogen.   Together, this suite of technologies hold promise to make significant progress in efficient fossil fuel utilization, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and combat global warming.  For more information, contact [email protected].

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in a physical science or equivalent experience is a minimum prerequisite. Applicants with a PhD may be considered for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship or Research Scientist (Assistant or Associate) position.

Application: Instructions Applicants should apply through Interfolio. Please include your cover letter, CV, and a list of names with contact information for three references. If you require sponsorship for work authorization, please be sure to include this information in your Interfolio package.