R&D Engineer

Berlin, Germany
9 days ago
Full time role

Company

NeoCarbon uses existing infrastructure in the form of cooling towers to perform Direct-Air-Capture (DAC) at up to 10x lower costs ...

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Job Description

Join our innovative and rapidly growing clean tech start-up as an R&D Engineer and play a vital role in addressing one of humanity's most pressing challenges: paving the way for a carbon negative future.

As an R&D Engineer, you will play a key role in the development and optimisation of our cutting-edge Direct Air Capture (DAC) product, which harnesses the potential of industrial infrastructure. You will perform a range of simulations focusing on our DAC process, its techno-economic aspects and the fluid dynamics of our capture units. Gain further insight through experimentation on our pilot systems. Working as part of our R&D team of materials scientists, chemical engineers and mechanical engineers, you will identify opportunities to improve and innovate our systems.

If you're passionate about making a positive difference and want to contribute your expertise to a cutting-edge business, this is the opportunity for you.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Conduct CFD analyses to unravel and enhance fluid dynamics and heat/mass transfer within our capture units.
  • Optimize our DAC process using Aspen Suite software, pinpointing optimal cycle times based on reactor adsorption/desorption kinetics.
  • Elevate our current TEA by shifting from Excel-based methods to more advanced process engineering tools, using it as a guiding resource for our Research & Development efforts.
  • Provide crucial support to the Research team by validating and refining our novel capture reactor, leveraging your deep understanding of heat and mass transfer phenomena.
  • Systematically perform experiments with our CO2 capture pilot systems, driving up their CO2 output.
  • Develop an adaptable, open-minded approach to your work and thrive in a fast-paced learning environment.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR 

  • An MSc or PhD in chemical engineering or process engineering.
  • Familiarity with process engineering software (such as Aspen, …).
  • Proficiency in CFD analysis (e.g. COMSOL, …) and a robust grasp of fluid behavior stemming from your extensive knowledge or experience.
  • A profound understanding of heat and mass transfer, coupled with proficiency in other facets of physical chemistry.
  • Sharp critical thinking, combined with a proactive, autonomous work ethic.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and the skill to effectively navigate complex systems.
  • A versatile and values-driven approach, coupled with excellent communication skills and an unwavering passion for innovation, start-ups, and environmentally conscious solutions.
  • Nice to have: A background or solid comprehension of gas processing applications.

 

YOU WILL GET

  • Work within an early fast-growing ClimateTech startup located in Berlin
  • Flat hierarchy and highly motivated team
  • English-speaking company
  • Self-managed working hours (including partly remote possibility)
  • Flexible holiday arrangement
  • Regular informal team events
  • Permanent contract
  • Equity plan

Join us on this transformative journey as we reshape the clean tech landscape and redefine the future we share.

NeoCarbon uses existing infrastructure in the form of cooling towers to perform Direct-Air-Capture (DAC) at up to 10x lower costs ...

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