Principal Scientist

Somerville, MA
R&D – Chemical Process Development /
Full Time /
Sublime Systems is a technology company commercializing affordable, ultra-low-carbon cement. Sublime's breakthrough replaces the industry's legacy fossil fuel-fired kilns with an electrochemical system that operates at ambient temperature, eliminating the use of fossil fuel and the need for limestone, resulting in low-carbon, low-embodied energy cement. This technology has the potential to drive gigaton-scale CO2 reductions in an industry responsible for 8 percent of global emissions. Sublime is backed by mission-aligned investors, including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital. We are building a diverse and collaborative team of folks who are "amped about cement" (pun intended), who share our values (excellence, creativity, and teamwork), and our motivation to create a better world. 

This is an exciting opportunity to transform how the world makes cement. Sublime Systems seeks a Managing Scientist to assist with the design and scale of our feedstock processing systems including crushing, grinding, sieving, and separation systems. This contributor will be responsible for implementing, improving and scaling our processing methods as well as assisting with operating, monitoring, and evaluating our scaled systems.  As a member of Sublime Systems’ small but growing team, the Managing Scientist will work closely with the company’s leadership and will make a large impact on the technology and business. This is an exciting opportunity to combat global climate change by transforming how the world makes cement. 

Responsibilities Include:

    • Assisting with the design and scale-up of processing system for a range of feedstocks 
    • Operating and monitoring laboratory and pilot-scale processing equipment systems 
    • Devising and implementing strategies to improve crushing, grinding, and separation performance 
    • Prioritizing and organizing the team’s research activities 
    • Championing safety, especially in the development of experimental processes 
    • Contributing to the development of Sublime’s technology through literature reviews and informational interviews with industry experts 
    • Writing white papers, reports, and patents 
    • Fostering Sublime Systems’ reputation by delivering innovative solutions 
    • Helping to develop a supportive, innovative, and dynamic company culture 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

    • B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, or a related field, plus 8 or more years of relevant work experience. 
    • Hands on people management experience
    • Candidates with industrial experience designing and/or operating pilot scale or full scale solids handling systems including crushing, grinding and separation are preferred. 
    • Deep knowledge of solid processing equipment design for applications including mining, coal processing, concrete crushing, and/or aggregate processing. 
    • Ability to select, design, and/or apply tools and techniques to measure system performance. 
    • Experience managing up to three employees is preferred. 
    • Superior presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to listen, distill information, consult, and suggest new approaches. 
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail, focusing on accuracy and quality, without losing sight of the bigger picture. 
    • Balance, perspective, and a good sense of humor. 
Sublime Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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