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Senior Scientist Electrolysis


Aug 16, 2023


Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Job Type: 

full time/part time

ionysis is looking for a Senior Scientist Electrolysis (f/m/d)

ionysis develops next-generation membrane electrode assemblies for electrochemical converters. As a recently founded and well-funded start-up based in beautiful and vibrant Freiburg, we are looking for a senior scientist (f/m/d) to lead and grow the electrolysis team. 


You have worked for years with electrolyzers and you have a talent to bring out the best in your team members? Then this position is for you! At ionysis we are going the next step and want to transfer our PFAS-free technology to electrolyzers. In this position, you will have the unique opportunity to shape the team and the electrolysis field at ionysis right from the start. 



What we do  

To stop climate change and reach Net Zero, ionysis seeks to decarbonize mobility and industry with innovative electrochemical devices. We focus on the core of any electrochemical converter: the membrane electrode assembly (MEA). We develop and manufacture MEAs based on the most performant fluorine-free materials for fuel cells and electrolyzers. As a spin-off from Hahn-Schickard and University of Freiburg, we combine scientific excellence with entrepreneurial spirit to bring our innovations to market and scale. 

Your responsibilities

  • Establishing water electrolysis as an additional field of activity for ionysis

  • Supervising the development of MEAs for water electrolysis according to our technical roadmap

  • Supervising the buildup and operation of electrolyzer test benches

  • Developing strategies to advance the technology

  • Moderating regular technical meetings and reporting to the management

Your qualifications

  • Enthusiasm for fighting climate change and contributing to Net Zero

  • Strong team player and first experience in leading teams

  • A technical education with profound engineering or chemistry experience (e.g., PhD in a relevant field)

  • Experience in industry is a plus

  • Fluency in German and English

What we offer

  • Opportunity to build a new team and establish electrolysis as new field at ionysis

  • Opportunity to join an early-stage well-financed start-up and shape the culture and processes

  • Opportunity to grow with the company in various roles depending on personal preferences and abilities

  • A young and diverse team with flat hierarchies, valuing collaboration with each other no matter what your role at ionysis is

  • A competitive salary package and 30 vacation days per year

  • Subsidized corporate fitness program (Hansefit) and lunch allowances

  • Virtual stock options for all new hires and for exceptional performance

  • Modern and well-equipped office and laboratories on the university campus in Freiburg

before you apply

Make sure you application is complete:

  • CV

  • Short motivational letter

  • Certificates

  • References, if applicable

Send your application as one PDF file to Lena Kehry via

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