Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

R&D Engineer (Electrochemistry)



Paris, France
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
About Dioxycle
Dioxycle is pioneering breakthrough carbon utilization technologies that convert industrial emissions into sustainable chemicals with unprecedented energy and cost efficiency. By displacing fossil fuels for the production of key chemicals, Dioxycle has the potential to ultimately reduce over 800 million tons of CO2 per year, representing over 2% of the world's emissions.
Our team is innovating across chemical, mechanical and system engineering to turn carbon transformation into an economically feasible, industrial reality by developing a completely novel technological approach. Having completed our medium-scale Proof-of-Concept electrolyzer, we are now working towards a first-of-its-kind large-scale industrial prototype and are assembling key partnerships for future commercial roll-out.
We are supported by world-class funders including Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Gigascale Capital and have raised $26M to date. We operate from two R&D centers in Europe and California.
Joining us now is an opportunity to play a fundamental role in the scale up of our transformative technology by working closely with our international founding team. If you are motivated by solving hard problems, meaningfully addressing climate change, and want to join the fastest growing industry of our generation, then this role may be for you!
Your Mission
Dioxycle is seeking a hands-on R&D Engineer to have an impact on the development of our catalysis technology. We are seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working and technically adept individual who is excited about using their energy to foster innovation in electrolysis and have a tangible impact on global emissions.
Key Responsibilities:
- Contribute to experimental plans to deepen understanding of, and unlock improvements in, electrolyzer performance
- Conduct hands-on experimental work and analysis: documentation, post-processing and interpretation of electrolyzer performance
- Improve electrode design and equipment efficiency
- Document technical processes, maintain detailed maintenance logs, and analyze equipment performance data.
- Pilot & contribute to R&D-wide initiatives such as improving maintenance strategies to improve laboratory operations and improve quality control and testing processes
- Actively foster a culture of safety in the lab
Location: Onsite in Paris, France
To be fully comfortable with the job, you have a Master's or PhD in chemistry, material sciences (or related field) and you may also have 2-4 years of industrial experience.
Opportunity for Growth:
The position offers a clear path for professional growth within Dioxycle, with the possibility to advance into a specialized role focused on technological development (for example, a manufacturing or research-oriented role).
Below are the skills we believe will enable you to be successful in this role.

Skillset we are looking for

  • Master's or PhD in chemistry, material sciences or related field such as physics
  • Experience working in a lab/ industrial setting (including up to 2-4 years of work experience in a research lab or in industry)
  • Background in electrochemistry is a plus but not a requirement
  • Reliable, action-oriented, hard-working and low-ego
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and a systematic approach to tasks and documentation.
  • Comfortable dealing with international and diverse teams
  • Passion for scaling climate solutions, commitment to take action, and strong work ethic
  • English is our daily working language

Mindset we are looking for

  • Commitment to the mission and ambition
  • Irreproachable work ethic
  • Innovative spirit and problem-solving attitude
  • Anticipation capabilities
  • Safety and security awareness
  • Radical open-mindedness: no ego. Ideas first

What we have to offer

  • Unique journey: We are an early-stage company with a world-class team and a flat structure.
  • Impact: We are building a product that will have a real impact on the environment, and we hate bullsh*t.
  • People-first: We are self-improving whilst helping others grow. We are no-ego doers and we are all responsible for shaping the company.
  • International team: We are an international team made up of various nationalities including American, English, French, Swiss, and hopefully many more soon!
  • Fun: We constantly strive to cultivate a great work atmosphere and organize regular team events.
  • Highly competitive salary packages
  • Generous Employee Stock Ownership plans
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Retirement Plans: 401(k) (if US based), pension, or other retirement savings plans.
  • Ergonomic work stations & state-of-the-art equipment

Our Process

  • 30-minute call with Grace (Head of People), to understand your career expectations and answer your questions
  • 30-minute interview with David (Co-founder & CTO)
  • 60-minute technical deepdive interview with a presentation about yourself and brief case study, followed by technical questions, with Fanny (Head of MEA Engineering) and David (Co-founder & CTO)
  • Cofounder interview with Sarah (Co-founder & CEO)
  • Onsite interview to meet the team & have a tour of the lab!
  • A series of reference calls with provided contacts
If you do not meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above, tell us why you would still be a great fit for this role in your application!
Diversity and Inclusion
We are looking for people of diverse backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, creativity, and fun!