R&D Chemist

Air Company

Brooklyn, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Manufacturing
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 09/21/2022
  • Website: aircompany.com
  • Company Address: 187 Lafayette St, New York, 10013, US

About Air Company

Air Company is a technology, engineering and design company based in New York. We have invented a patented carbon conversion technology that transforms carbon dioxide (CO2) into impurity-free, carbon-negative alcohols and fuels. Through innovation, we seek to demonstrate to the world the limitless potential of carbon technology solutions.

Job Description

Air Company is a carbon technology and design company based in New York City. Our proprietary technology mimics photosynthesis, utilizing excess carbon dioxide (CO2)  and transforming it into impurity-free alcohols that can be used to create ultra-refined consumer products and fuels

Over the next three years, we’re focused on scaling our technology globally to be the leading carbon utilization company on the planet to achieve our CO2 mitigation goals. We will be applying our innovative technology across a multitude of industries, consistently delivering solutions to promote a vital and equitable future.


We are looking for a Research & Development Chemist to join our highly trained team. This person will report directly to our Lab Manager. Working closely with our Director, Chemistry and Chief Technology Officer, this person will be responsible for improving and scaling up production of Air Company’s heterogeneous catalyst.

Ideal candidates will have experience in catalyst synthesis, whether in theory or practice. They also must possess an acute attention to detail and be extremely meticulous to support this process. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the daily operation of catalytic creation and delivery. 

At Air Company we value employees for their unique perspectives. We are an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer we consider applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Requirements

  • Utilize standard laboratory equipment to plan, carry out and analyze experiments as assigned. Some supervision may be required.
  • Participate in weekly project reviews with project team 
  • Assist project leader in the development of catalyst products that meet customer design criteria 
  • Assist project leader in catalyst testing and process optimization 
  • Assist project leader to assure raw material specifications, storage conditions and shelf life are developed. May assist with transfer to production/QC 
  • Assists in the development of SOPs as needed 
  • Assist other departments as needed 
  • Promote team effort; Seeks technical advice and consultation with knowledgeable people throughout the NPA organization 
  • Perform other duties and handle special projects as assigned by the Lead Chemist
  • Complies with all safety, health, and regulatory standards 
  • Data analysis for R&D improvements

Preferred Skills

  • Bachelors degree in material science or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in catalyst synthesis 
  • Experience in catalyst testing and process optimization 
  • Familiar with safety protocols for handling hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to work proactively and independently with an eagerness to learn
  • Advanced computer skills with the ability to learn and use specialized software
  • Team player with a strong passion for fostering a safe collaborative work environment

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