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Research Scientist Biogeochemistry
Raleigh Durham, NC 27709 United States
Research and Development
bioMASON is a unique biotechnology startup manufacturing company with a natural process that will revolutionize the building and construction industry. bioMASON employs microorganisms and chemical processes to manufacture biological cementbased masonry building materials in ambient temperatures.
bioMASON is dedicated to finding talented, multifaceted, hardworking, and passionate people to join our innovative team. We are a young startup seeking to make a massive impact on carbon emissions. bioMASON believes in a fastpaced, creative working environment that fosters collaboration and innovation unhindered by traditional boundaries.
The company appeals to selfdirected, flexible teammates who embrace ambiguity, learn quickly, possess interpersonal skills, and seeks to test ideas through rapid iteration. An insatiable curiosity about biocement, design sensibilities, and customer empathy is required. The work often requires more than 40 hours per week including occasional nights and weekends.
bioMASON is seeking a Research Biogeochemist with a specialization in carbonates. This is a Fulltime Associate position, responsible for participation in fundamental research and development agendas for bioMASON’s novel biocementation technologies. This position reports to the Research Microbiologist and the Chief Technology Officer.
Master Degree or higher in Ocean Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, or a related field of study.
Minimum 2years work experience in a research team.
Responsibilities, Tasks and Outcomes:
Development and implementation of testing methodologies for the observation and analysis of carbonate formation.
Performance characterization of formed carbonate materials and modes of failure.
Experimental design for influencing carbonate seeding, growth, and organization as directed by
established and new research agendas.
Coordination with biotechnology, process development, and materials testing teams.
Literature review and internal dissemination.
Performing other duties assigned by your supervisor
Required Skills and Interests:
Demonstrable understanding of carbonate materials formation, polymorph identification, and performance characterization.
Experience, understanding and interest in Raman spectroscopy and Xray powder diffraction.
Experienced in the application, modification, and development of standard and novel laboratory
Experimental design, documentation, and technical writing skills.
Ability to work on small team under tight deadlines
The Candidate Must Be:
Organized and possess excellent attention to detail
Creative, flexible, proactive, punctual, persistent
A team player
Ability to SelfManage
Comfortable with a demanding fastpaced work environment and ability to excel in a growing environment
bioMASON Employees Must Possess:
Integrity and Honesty
Passion and Motivation
Intelligence and Aptitude
North Carolina Biotechnology Center