BC Research Inc. is a member of the NORAM Group of companies, headquartered in Vancouver, BC. As a premier process development and scale-up company, we operate pilot and laboratory facilities. We also undertake electrochemical development work for the process and resource industries worldwide and are now searching for an experienced electro-coatings/corrosion specialist to join our team.

The successful applicant will play a leading role in innovating electrochemical platforms for industrial electrosynthesis, organic electrochemistry and electrolysis.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Programme Director, you will:

  • Devise novel methods and recipes for the improvement, fabrication and application of electrode coatings to trial.
  • Lead project, experimental and development plans, including plant trials.
  • Where required devise, build and operate appropriate equipment to enable the production of new coatings.
  • Support industrialization of novel electrochemical platforms

Qualifications and Experience:

Ideally, you will bring with you:

  • A Ph.D. in chemistry/corrosion/materials science plus at least 5 years’ experience working in an R&D environment.
  • A background in electrocatalyst coatings.
  • Excellent knowledge of materials, ways of making electrocatalysts, and applying these to electrodes and characterising them.
  • The ability to work with an interdisciplinary team to deliver electrochemical platforms into industrial applications, including the electrification of chemical processes, water electrolysis, and organic synthesis.
  • A good grounding in corrosion and physical chemistry involving transition and refractory metals and oxides, and precious metals.
  • A working knowledge of physical characterisation tools such as XRF, SEM, EDX and XRD.
  • Experience in the electrochemical testing of electrodes including performance, accelerated wear, cell reversal and load cycling.
  • The motivation of a self-starter, and the determination to see a project carried over the goal line.


  • Richmond, BC, Canada

Please send a CV and covering letter to careers@bcri.ca