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Research Staff – Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Catalyst Materials

Position Details:

  • Location: 3401 Calle Tecate, Camarillo, CA 93012
  • Category: Professional
  • Status/FLSA: Full-Time, Exempt

Job Description:

YTC America Inc. (YTCA), the North American corporate research and development center of Yazaki Corporation, Japan is seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to fill the research staff position within its Renewable Energy R&D Group.


Reporting to the Vice President of R&D, the individual will be a key member of the laboratory’s research staff and will work to advance the fundamental knowledge base and core competencies of the Company in the area of renewable energy, will support potential product and process development activities, and will work in an interdisciplinary team and in coordination with other core competency areas within the Company.

The individual will be responsible for the development of new and improved catalyst materials for the next generation of low temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers. In particular, the research is aimed at proton and anion exchange membrane fuel cells and electrolyzers. The goal is to develop catalysts through a broad range of activities such as their synthesis, processing, characterization and analysis of structure-property relationships. A chemical synthesis lab, and analytical chromatography and spectroscopy equipment are available. The emphasis will be on developing a cost-effective catalyst from sustainable materials and with a long lifetime and scaling the synthesis of promising catalysts from the laboratory scale to the pilot plant scale.


The candidate should have a Ph.D. in material science, physics, or chemistry with a specialization in catalytic materials and reactions, strong academic credentials, at least five (5) years of successful R&D experience in an established industrial or academic laboratory, and a proven track record of success as evidenced by publications and/or patents. The ideal candidate should have a broad background encompassing an understanding of synthesis, characterization, and processing of catalytic materials. The successful candidate should be innovative, analytical and methodical in problem solving, dynamic, pro-active, able to learn from new challenges on a continuous basis, driven to produce tangible results, and a good team player.

The position requires interactions with technical staff members on the research and product development side of the Company and hands-on work, a can-do attitude, and strong written and oral communication skills.

YTCA offers a state-of-the-art research facility, competitive compensation, and an excellent benefits package:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance.
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Time, and Sick Leave.
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, and Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.
  • 401(k) Plan, and Employer and Safe Harbor Matching Contribution.
  • Bonus Program.
  • Educational Tuition Reimbursement.
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Qualified candidates are requested to send cover letter and resume to Reply Code: RS-FCECM1-2022.

YTCA is an Equal Opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.