Technical Grant Writer and IP Specialist

Oakland, CA
28 days ago
Full time role


Cement is responsible for about the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as all of the cars on the road ...

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Job Description

About UsBrimstone was founded in 2019 to stop and reverse the effects of climate change through the production of carbon-neutral Portland cement and supplementary cementitious materials, regardless of the energy source. The cement/concrete industry is a $1T market responsible for 5.5% of GHG or approximately 7.5% of global CO2 emissions. This is the same amount of emissions released by the cars we drive daily. Increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere not only pose a threat to all living things on earth but have a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged communities. 
Through the revolutionary work from our world-class team of scientists and engineers, we are inventing a new process to make ordinary Portland cement and supplementary cementitious materials that is carbon-negative and will be at cost-parity (preferably lower-cost). Our team has made remarkable progress over the last few years and we are looking to scale up!
We’re building an all-star team of sharp, mission-driven, collaborative individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world. If you are interested in joining a team of builders, surfers, amateur chefs, podcast-junkies, bibliophiles, dog lovers, and car-campers who wake up every day excited to work on addressing climate change - we are the company for you!
Want to join us in decarbonizing cement? You can help us solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have a blast while doing it).
You Should Join Us If You:Are passionate and motivated about our mission to fight climate changeHave an insatiable sense of curiosity and a drive to solve problemsThrive in a fast-paced collaborative startup environment Want to work with a fun, mission-aligned, and values-oriented team

Position Overview

  • Manage the sourcing and identification of new grant opportunities that are available in open solicitations. 
  • Prepares and writes research grant proposals/applications. Revises and edits drafts as provided by the team. 
  • Budget development: Develop detailed budgets that align with the proposed project and conform to the funding agency’s requirements.   
  • Support the internal go/no-go decision to apply for a grant by educating the senior leadership team and other key stakeholders on the requirements of the grant. 
  • Coordinate grant proposal submissions by developing tasks and timelines, communicating across teams, and gathering necessary resources and documents for grant completion. 
  • Review proposal submissions for completeness and thoroughness; ensure the company submits responses to all questions before the deadline. 
  • Organize and manage Brimstone Energy’s grants database.  
  • Maintain communication regarding active grants with team members and other stakeholders. 
  • Work with our policy team to apply for incentive programs on the local and state level .


  • PhD in chemistry or chemical engineering with experience in heavy industrial chemical processes is required.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills are required. 
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Must be meticulous and detail oriented. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to consistently meet deadlines for complex projects. 
  • Must be adept at working with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally. 
  • Must have experience creating, reviewing, editing & formatting documents (e.g., proposals, manuals, presentations, etc.) 
  • Ability to work with high quality and agility in a time-sensitive environment. 
  • Preferred track record of winning grants and other funding through written proposals. 

Salary Range $120,000-$151,000Please note that final salary will be determined by candidates skill level and geographic location.
Salary and BenefitsA highly competitive salaryMedical, Dental, and Vision insurance is 100% covered for employees and dependentsTherapy and Counseling costs are 100% covered 30 days of vacationA computer of your choiceCommuter benefits and public transportation expenses are 100% coveredA fun, diverse, and talented team focus on making the biggest impact possible on climate change
Our Commitment to DiversityBrimstone is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are seeking to build a unique team of individuals and create an environment where all backgrounds and experiences are valued. We credit our success to the different perspectives each team member presents and would never discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability status, or Veteran status.

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