Principal Scientist - Cement Materials
Company: Berkner Group
Posted on: May 3, 2022
Background & Overview
Sublime Systems' mission is to have a swift and massive impact on
reducing global CO2 emissions by decarbonizing cement, the key
ingredient in concrete. Founded in 2020, Sublime Systems has taken
on the challenge of transforming the cement production process.
Leading investors including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy
Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital have funded Sublime's
technology, recognizing that this paradigm shift in production has
set us on the path to deliver high performance, net-zero solutions
to concrete producers, thereby driving gigaton-scale reductions in
If you are galvanized by seeking solutions to hard problems,
inspired to combat climate change, and have a "hard hat" in your
DNA, contact us today to learn more about Sublime Systems. We are
seeking extraordinary scientists, engineers, market and business
development strategists, and operations experts to propel
innovation and market transformation.
Sublime Systems seeks a principal scientist to drive to the
development of our decarbonized cement. The principal scientist
will be responsible for setting technical priorities and research
strategy, planning and prioritizing research efforts, developing
experimental methods, analyzing data, presenting results to
internal and external stakeholders, advising other researchers, and
driving our efforts to meet aggressive technical milestones. This
senior technical leader will be a key intellectual driver of our
continuous efforts to validate and optimize the performance of our
cement. The principal 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.
Conceiving and implementing innovative strategies to improve cement
Prioritizing and organizing the company's research activities
Developing new experimental methods and tools to validate and
optimize the performance of Sublime's cement
Tasking R&D Technicians and advising younger researchers
Analyzing data and presenting results to internal and external
Championing safety, especially in the development of experimental
Leading the development of Sublime's technology through deep
knowledge of cement and concrete properties and performance,
connections with industry experts, and
Writing white papers, reports, grant applications, and patent
Helping to develop a supportive, innovative, and dynamic company
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
The principal scientist will be a senior technical leader on
Sublime Systems' team. The principal scientist will be comfortable
getting hands-on in the laboratory to develop new experimental
methods and guide R&D Technicians, but will spend the majority
of their time on research strategy, planning and prioritization,
data analysis, and intellectual leadership. Ideal candidates will
be highly innovative, independent, results-driven, ambitious,
organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
B.S. or M.S. in civil engineering, materials science, materials
chemistry, or a related field, plus 12 or more years of relevant
work experience, OR Ph.D. in civil engineering, materials science,
materials chemistry, or a related field, plus 8 or more years of
relevant work experience.
Government or industrial research experience in cement, concrete,
admixtures, or related materials is required.
Demonstrated success in developing innovative technologies,
materials, or products.
Expert knowledge of cement and concrete materials chemistry,
including reaction mechanisms and material
Ability to select, design, apply, and/or invent new tools and
techniques to measure cement and concrete's properties and
Extensive knowledge of ASTM and ACI standards and committees
relevant to cement and concrete materials.
Expertise in statistical methods including design of
Experience writing patent applications is highly preferred.
Superior presentation and communication skills, both written and
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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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification
document form upon hire.
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