Mosaic Materials Research Engineer Alameda, CA · Full time

Mosaic Materials is looking for a creative and self-directed Research Engineer to accelerate development of our unique sorbent technology.


About Mosaic Materials

Mosaic Materials is an Alameda, CA based business developing a carbon capture technology to address global warming and climate change through direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide. At the heart of Mosaic’s technology are metal-organic framework (MOF) solid sorbents that increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of carbon capture by ~50% relative to competing technologies. Mosaic is currently scaling production and implementation of our solid solid-sorbent based DAC technology and DAC systems globally.

Mosaic Materials is now part of Baker Hughes. Baker Hughes has operations in over 120 countries as a leading partner within the energy industry. Baker Hughes is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Mosaic Materials and Baker Hughes are building a team of people who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner, and more efficient.  We are looking for highly motivated, curious individuals to join our team.

Role Description

Mosaic Materials is looking for a creative and self-directed Research Engineer to accelerate development of our unique sorbent technology. This person will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks related to characterizing and testing Mosaic’s DAC technology with current and future test stands and prototypes. The candidate will work closely with the hardware engineering team to collect essential material and system performance data to aid the process and engineering teams with analysis, design and scaling of Mosaic’s carbon capture systems.

Key Functions

  • Support Materials & Process Teams to characterize sorbent performance
  • Execute testing programs to screen sorbent performance across critical process variable ranges
  • Collect, analyze and report test results from bench-scale testing systems to identify performance trends
  • Provides feedback on and contributes to development of new protocols, processes, and experiments
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to identify and realize improvements in sorbent testing and analysis

Preferred Background & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related field 5 years of relevant industrial research and development experience
  • Strong understanding of engineering concepts including mass transfer, heat transfer, thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Prior experience with sorption, gas separations or battery technologies
  • Willing and fast learner who can train on new equipment and processes
  • Familiarity with characterization techniques like TGA, gas sorption and FTIR
  • Ability to work independently upon several high priority workflows with efficient communication of progress and results
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) and GSuite.

Bonus Skills

  • Knowledge of MOFs, zeolites and or other related porous materials
  • Prior experience using solid sorbents for TSA, PSA or TVSA processes
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude
  • Familiarity handling and analyzing datasets

Work Environment

Work is carried out in a manufacturing and development laboratory where you will be working with chemicals.  Employees work in an environment in which safety, environmental and health concerns may demand constant attention and are required to follow the appropriate safety protocols. The employee will work with powders and may be required to wear a particle respirator and other personal protection equipment (PPE). Elevated noise levels can arise due to large working equipment and therefore earplugs or other hearing protection may be required.  

Physical Demands

The employee will be required to work near moving mechanical parts and equipment. The employee will be required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms frequently. Employee may need to lift boxes, drums or pieces of equipment (20-50lbs) on a daily basis. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to high. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to talk or hear regularly. 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Position may be subject to US export control under ITAR or EAR.

Our Benefits 

  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • 99% coverage of medical/dental/vision premiums for employees based on the base medical plan offered by the Company at your time of hire and 75% premium coverage for any dependents you may have
  • Immediate participation in the Company’s 401(k) plan
  • Monthly team bonding events, company outings, and volunteer opportunities
  • 100% coverage of Life Insurance
  • Participation in industry event experiences, such as conferences and expos
  • Onsite office perks: free BART shuttle, state of the art gym, free snacks, access to kayaks, paddle boards, and more!

Core Values

Mosaic Materials employees are expected to live by and demonstrate the company’s Core Values:

  • Honest & Trustworthy
  • Accepting, Safe, & Inclusive
  • Hungry for Learning
  • Humble
  • Collaborative
  • Deliver for Stakeholders

If these values resonate with you and this role matches your interests, skills, and experience, we encourage you to join the Mosaic team!  Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to [email protected].


$100,000 - $125,000 per year