Scientist / Engineer: Electrolyser &/or Fuel Cell Catalyst R&D - AMD - #336975


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Boksburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Mintek is seeking an incumbent who will form part of a team developing PGM electrocatalysts for PEM fuel cell and electrolyser applications. Experience in fuel cell and electrolyser electrocatalyst development as well as MEA fabrication is a requirement. Knowledge of electrochemistry, electrochemical processes technology, precious metals heterogeneous catalysis, or electrocatalyst preparation will be an advantage.


§  Develop electrocatalyst for PEM electrolyser &/or fuel cell applications;

§  Conduct electrochemical & physicochemical analyses of electrocatalysts;

§  Contribute to PEM electrocatalyst research within team;

§  Undertake pilot production of certain MEA and electrocatalyst products;

§  Ensure that projects are executed on time and within budget;

§  Ensure that SHEQ procedures are strictly adhered to and that project work is executed with maximum overall technical efficiency;

§  Actively participate in the training, guidance and motivation of junior staff. Participate in team debates and technical decisions;

§  Produce professional reports, papers and presentations at local and international conferences;

§  Identify opportunities for technology development and commercialisation; and,

§  Keep up-to-date at a professional level with technology and business developments that are relevant to the division’s interests;

§  Demonstrate through behaviour the values and vision of Mintek.


§  Minimum 3 years’ experience in knowledge and understanding of PEMFC &/PEMWE electrocatalyst and MEA development, preparation, fabrication, characterisation and testing methodologies

§  Knowledge or experience with SHEQ systems

§  Must be computer literate



§  Be able to work in a team

§  Excellent communication, presentation and organisational skills

§  Attention to detail, ability to follow up and take initiative



§  Minimum: MSc/MEng. (Chemistry or Chemical engineering)

§  Ideally, a PhD (Chemistry or Chemical engineering)


SALARY PACKAGE: Negotiable                                  CLOSING DATE: 17 April 2024

Please apply via the Mintek website at

Should you not hear from us within one (1) month of the closing date, consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Mintek is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, whose aim is to promote representivity in all levels of occupational categories

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