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Bioelectrochemical Engineer

Food waste and fossil fuel use are two of the biggest contributors to climate change in the world today. At Electro-Active Technologies, we are working to turn food waste into a zero-emission fuel in the form of hydrogen. Using bioelectrochemical systems, our approach relies on complex microbial communities, bioprocess engineering, and reactor design to efficiently convert food waste and electricity into affordable, renewable hydrogen.


The Bioelectrochemical Engineer will support on-going research programs at Electro-Active and assist in reactor operation, experimentation and analysis in bioelectrochemical systems. The company offers an outstanding opportunity for advancement in addition to a competitive salary and benefits. The ideal candidate will be very motivated and passionate about sustainability with a desire to join a dynamic work environment in a company culture built around innovation and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. The ideal candidate will also bring a successful academic record and/or commercial experience in a laboratory environment.


  • Execute research experiments on reactor operation and scale-up by performing various laboratory protocols and procedures

  • Document results from experiments systematically to support development of commercial systems

  • Ensure data quality and integrity of assigned experiments

  • Participate and facilitate on-going collaboration with the research team to conceptualize the methods portion of proposals, develop new research plans, and process data


  • Ability to plan experiments and analyze / present data clearly in team meetings

  • The successful candidate must be detail oriented, highly organized, independent, and a self-starter

  • Adaptive and flexible to succeed in a changing environment

  • ​​Ability to work independently as well as collaborate in a team environment with multiple researchers on various aspects of the research projects, and meet timelines efficiently and productively


  • Experience with bioelectrochemical systems such as microbial fuel cells and microbial electrolysis cells as well as potentiostats and electrochemical analysis like cyclic voltammetry

  • Prototyping and hardware development experience


  • Experience: B.S., M.S.; 1-3 years of experience with bioelectrochemical systems such as microbial fuel cells or microbial electrolysis cells. Candidates with less experience may be considered for internship positions.

Interested candidates please submit a resume and cover letter to