If you have a passion for electrochemistry, Giner Labs would be a great place to make your career. Giner Labs is a world leader in electrochemical research and development with a 40-year record of success. We not only push the frontiers of technology, but push those technologies forward to make a difference in commercial applications. We deliver electrolyzers supplying oxygen to the crews of US submarines, large scale hydrogen generators for renewable energy storage and miniature implantable oxygen generators for cell therapies.

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Project Scientist

The Project Scientist will work for a variety of internal and government funded projects, including low temperature fuel cells, water electrolyzer, CO2 conversion, flow batteries, and electrochemical sensors. The incumbent should have deep and broad knowledge of nanomaterials design, synthesis, physical characterizations (e.g., SEM, TEM, XRD) and electrochemical tests (RDE, RRDE, membrane and electrode assembly).  A strong hands-on experience in fuel cell and electrolyzer catalyst and electrode development is highly beneficial.  An appropriate knowledge of cell design and assembly is also desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and synthesize catalysts and other nanomaterials for a variety of electrochemical devices
  • Characterize the compositions or structures of nanomaterials using ex-situ and in-situ techniques
  • Perform electrochemical tests of synthesized materials using RDE, voltammetry, impedance and other techniques
  • Elucidate the interaction of cell components (e.g. catalyst, membrane, ionomer and gas diffusion layer) to maximize electrochemical cell efficiency
  • Improve electrochemical cell performance and lifetime via component selection and optimization
  • Interact with customers in terms of deliverables, reports, presentations

Qualifications:

  • PhD or MS with > 3 years of experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science
  • Deep understanding and substantial experience in nanomaterials design and synthesis
  • Strong hands-on experience in physical and electrochemical characterizations of nanomaterials
  • Good knowledge of electrochemical cell components (e.g. catalyst, membrane, ionomer)
  • Desire and ability to generate novel research pathways and author proposals for funding

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well on a team as well as a self-starter
  • Ability to acquire new skills quickly and easily

Not required but preferred:

  • LabVIEW and/or other programming languages
  • Solidworks, COMSOL, AutoCAD

Postdoctoral Scientist - Electrochemical Modeling and Analysis

The Postdoctoral Researcher position is focused on physical modeling and analysis of electrochemical reactions. Giner, Inc. is developing a new pulse voltammogram analysis software package to extract kinetic parameters from diverse electrochemical systems. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in all aspects of algorithm development and validation including algorithm design, programming, sample preparation, experimental validation, data collection, and data analysis.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Modify and extend Giner’s electrochemical parameter extraction algorithm
  • Perform pulsed voltammetry experiments and analyze data
  • Research and select analytes for experimental validation
  • Prepare protocols, presentations, and technical reports.
  • Work well independently, collaborate with other scientists and engineers, demonstrate good oral and written communication skills, and have a desire to learn new technologies and concepts.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, or a related field.
  •  Strong background in electrochemistry analysis techniques.
  • Strong experience with computational modeling of physical systems.
  • Programming experience in MATLAB.
  • Experience performing hands-on wet chemistry and laboratory protocols.


Not required but preferred:

  • Experience with pulsed voltammetry analysis.
  • Programming Experience with Python.

Project Scientist/Engineer - Biosensors and Biomaterials

This position would be for Giner’s biomaterials and biological sensor and biomaterials research and development programs. The Project Scientist/Engineer candidate should have a Master’s degree with approximately 2+ years of additional technical experience or a PhD degree in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, biological engineering, or a related field. The candidate will assist in the development of novel biosensor platforms and should have a strong background in nucleic acid diagnostic techniques and standard molecular biological protocols including PCR, DNA/RNA isolation and purification, gel electrophoresis, and ELISA.

In addition to above qualifications, the ideal candidate should have expertise in bioconjugation techniques and handling of biological samples. Prior experience in aptamer assays and electrochemical-based biosensor technologies is desirable, but not required. Knowledge of microfluidic systems would also be highly advantageous.

The successful candidate should have the ability to work well independently and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to design, develop, and validate various biosensor platforms.The candidate will generate results for the preparation of protocols, presentations, technical reports, and sensor prototypes. The candidate should have good oral and written communication skills and have a desire to learn new technologies and concepts.

Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree with approximately 2+ years of additional technical experience, or PhD degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biological engineering, or a related field.
  • Hands-on experience with nucleic acid formulation techniques.
  • Experience in standard molecular biological protocols and techniques including: (1) PCR; (2) ELISA; (3) handling, isolation, and purification of DNA/RNA; (4) gel electrophoresis; (5) bacterial cultures.
  • Experience handling biological samples (blood, saliva, urine, and other biological fluids).

Not required but preferred: 

  • Bioconjugation and surface modification techniques.
  • Bacterial culture and aseptic techniques.
  • Electrochemical-based biosensor technologies.
  • Microfluidic-based biomedical sensors.

Senior Fuel Cell Engineer

An innovative fuel cell engineer is pursued to work on our exciting internal and government funded research projects in the area of electrode or membrane and electrode assembly (MEA) design, development, evaluation and analysis. The candidate is expected to demonstrate deep and broad knowledge of fuel cell and electrolyzer materials (e.g., catalyst, membrane, ionomer), understand their interactions, and select optimal materials to improve fuel cell and electrolyzer cell performance, reduce cost and extend lifetimes. The candidate should have substantial experience in electrochemistry, catalyst ink preparation and electrode fabrication. Strong skills in fuel cell testing and data analysis are also highly desired. Hands-on experiences in large-scale MEA manufacturing (e.g., roll- to-roll production, sputtering) are particularly valuable.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare or select fuel cell materials including catalysts (PGM and PGM-free), membranes, ionomers, and gas diffusion media
  • Develop best practice and protocols for electrode and MEA design, development and evaluation
  • Scale up electrode and MEA production using industry-favored processes (R2R, sputtering, tape-casting)
  • Characterize composition or structure of fuel cell electrodes and MEAs
  • Analyze complex mechanisms of fuel cell performance loss and degradation
  • Supervise junior engineers/scientists in fuel cell or electrolyzer cell testing, troubleshooting, and
    data analysis
  • Interact with customers in terms of deliverables, reports, presentations
  • Develop new programs in fuel cells, flow batteries or other energy conversion technologies
    Qualifications:
  • Ph. D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science with 2 years of related experiences
  • M.S. with at least 5 years of experience
  • Strong experience in low and intermediate temperature fuel cells
  • Hands-on experience in large-scale MEA manufacturing
  • Familiarity with catalyst, membrane, ionomer, gas diffusion layer, and other components
  • Good experience in electrochemical tests (i.e. cyclic voltammetry, impedance, fuel cell, electrolyzer)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well on a team as well as a self-starter
  • Ability to acquire new skills quickly and easily
Not required but preferred:
  • LabVIEW and/or other programming languages
  • Solidworks, COMSOL, AutoCAD