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R&D Chemist / Chemical Engineer for Process Scale-up (m/f/d)

Pisa, Italy | Saerbeck, Germany
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17 Oct 2021
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R&D Chemist / Chemical Engineer for Process Scale-up (m/f/d)

Location: Pisa, Italy | Saerbeck, Germany

Enapter is a unique and fast-growing manufacturer of electrolysers. We are on a mission to replace fossil fuels. Read up on what we do, we have laid out our reason for being, and how we plan to change the world for the better on the website: If it thrills you as much as it thrills us, this might be for you.

We are looking for two Chemists or Chemical Engineers for our R&D center in Pisa, Italy, to work on the scale-up and automation of our chemical production process.

Your tasks:

  • Investigate methods to increase the current chemical production of our electrocatalysts
  • Study key reaction parameters such as addition rate, pH, kinetics, mass and heat transport
  • Characterize synthetic products using an array of techniques (BET, XRD, TEM, RDE)
  • Take charge of a project to scale up and automate our chemical production processes from lab- to pilot- to plant-scale level

Your profile:

  • Enthusiasm for the role of hydrogen in tomorrow’s world and Enapter's role in it
  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of academic or industrial work experience in scale-up of chemical synthesis processes
  • Experience in colloid/nanoparticle synthesis processes preferred
  • Practical hands-on experience in one or more of the following techniques: BET, XRD, TEM, RDE
  • Project management and research skills, including attention to detail
  • Fluent English language communication skills are required
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
  • Willingness to travel between Pisa and Saerbeck (Germany)

We offer:

  • The opportunity to help shape the future of energy in one of the most dynamic hydrogen companies in the industry
  • A market-oriented compensation package
  • A lot of responsibility and creative freedom
  • Flat hierarchies and great colleagues


We know that diverse groups drive progress faster. As an R&D company, this is particularly important to us. That’s why we embrace and celebrate diversity. We explicitly welcome any application that brings additional perspectives to Enapter. So, if you believe that you can draw from your unique background and experiences to add new perspectives to our team, please tell us about this. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Enapter designs and manufactures highly efficient hydrogen generators. The core technology is built on unique and patented Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolysis. Our vision is to pave the way for clean energy by replacing fossil fuels with green hydrogen and making it accessible.

The origins go back to ACTA Spa, a company founded in 2004 specialising in the research and development of fuel cells and AEM electrolysis. With a 10+ year track record, they presented the first electrolyser in 2012. A few of those prototypes went to Thailand where Sebastian-Justus Schmidt developed a residential microgrid project for the world famous Phi Suea House. The Phi Suea House became the world’s first sustainable multi-house residence fully powered by solar panels using hydrogen technology. It is a global showcase for residential hydrogen storage and continues to attract widespread media attention. Sebastian went on to set up Enapter in 2017 and received the proven core technology, patents and original electrochemistry team. Since the takeover, Enapter has transformed the team, product and industry, emerging as one of the most innovative pioneers of green hydrogen electrolysers.

Today the AEM electrolyser is a standardized, stackable and flexible design that produces hydrogen on-site. Paired with advanced energy management software, it can be easily integrated and operated remotely. Essentially a PEM 2.0 technology, the AEM electrolyser uses a semipermeable membrane to allow anions to pass. This result is flexibility, fast response time, high current density and high purity hydrogen. As it doesn’t operate in a highly corrosive environment, it doesn’t require expensive noble metal catalyst materials (iridium or platinum) or large amounts of titanium. These unique benefits allow Enapter to build an electrolyser as a product or ultimately a commodity. Our technology allows people and businesses to use green hydrogen every day. We aim to mass produce the AEM electrolyser, reducing the cost of green hydrogen and making it accessible; similar to the cost reduction rates we have witnessed in the semiconductor and solar industry.

With offices across Europe and Asia, the company is spreading its message quickly and globally. Enapter’s AEM electrolysers are deployed in over 33 countries, revolutionising the way that energy is used in the transport, residential and industrial sectors. We have been recognised for our contribution to the industry by winning numerous awards and gaining the ‘EU Commission’s Seal of Excellence’.

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