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Petrochemical Scientist (BH0063)

Charm Industrial

Charm Industrial

Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
About Charm
Our mission is to return the atmosphere to 280 ppm CO₂. We convert excess inedible biomass into carbon-rich bio-oil and inject it into underground storage for permanent carbon removal. At scale we can use bio-oil to make fossil-free iron.
Our carbon removal pathway took off in 2020 with initial purchases from customers like Stripe, Shopify & Microsoft. Since then we’ve scaled to thousands of tons of carbon removal, over a hundred employees, and now have three locations in San Francisco, Colorado, and Kansas. Come join us in 2024 as we aim to become one of the first companies to put 10,000 tons of carbon back underground!
We're looking to expand our team of ambitious creative and hands-on forward-thinking humans. We value psychological safety and collaboration. We take calculated risks and don't sweep mistakes under the rug; instead, we pin them to the wall and learn from them. We value that everyone’s unique backgrounds and perspectives shape their work. We encourage you to read our company values.
Come help us reverse climate change. Gigatons or bust!

About the Role

  • We are looking for an experienced petrochemical engineer who can develop our understanding of bio-oil. Bio-oil is the primary product that Charm produces.
  • A fundamental understanding of its properties will affect all parts of our company, from operations to engineering and even sales and policy. So this role will require extensive cross collaboration throughout Charm.
  • This role will report to the Head of Research

Your Responsibilities

  • This role will study the fundamental properties of bio-oil, including but not limited to its molecular composition and that determines the physical properties like viscosity, pH, and energy density.
  • This role will also explore ways to alter the physical properties of bio-oil with the lowest possible carbon impact.
  • This role will help determine the safe handling, transport, and storage of bio-oil

You Bring

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Experience researching oil properties and methods of modification
  • Familiarity with analytical methods like thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray fluorescence, and inductively coupled plasmas
  • A dedication to safety
  • Ability to communicate priorities and work cross-functionally

Bonus if You Bring

  • Experience with solid hydrocarbons
  • Experience with bio-oil
  • Experience with gasification
What We Offer
· Stock options
· Health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
· Traditional and Roth 401(k) with a 50% match on contributions up to 6%
· Paid time off, including parental leave
· A yearly professional development stipend
· Healthy snacks and lunches for onsite employees
· A sweet workplace with lots of space inside and out
· A chance to pivot into a role in climate!
Visa Sponsorship Policy
Since we are a small startup, certain accommodations for visa sponsorship may not be within our capability. At this time, Charm Industrial is only sponsoring E3 and TN visas.
Our Commitment
Charm Industrial is an equal opportunity employer with a firm commitment to growing our team in an inclusive way, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The consequences of climate change inherently affect some more than others, and we need a diverse team to help us save our little planet most effectively & justly. We are excited about all of those who choose to apply, and for those who end up joining us, to see how you better us as a team and company. We are more than the sum of our parts.