Chemical Assistant

Thalwil, Switzerland

Are you ready to make a change in the energy transition and have a positive impact on the climate? Join the Unbound Potential (UP) team, a Swiss startup founded in 2023 by a group of passionate engineers, chemists, and economists from ETH Zürich. 

We envision a resilient electrified society, independent not only from fossil fuels, but also from critical mined materials, such as Lithium-ion or Vanadium. How can we reach that goal? By developing a disruptive innovative solution: a membrane-less redox flow battery that works exclusively with organic chemistry. Despite the name, our system is the simplest large-scale stationary energy storage you can imagine, usable by energy-intensive industries as well as energy utilities seeking cheap and sustainable energy storage solutions.

As a Chemical Asisstant in our team, you will play a fundamental role in supporting the development and characterization of membrane-less redox flow batteries.

About Us

Discover our vision

What you will do:

  • Analytics and basic synthesis in the laboratory.
  • Preparing and maintaining laboratory equipment (potentiostat/galvanostat, pH- conductivity-meter, glovebox, oven etc.).
  • Maintenance of laboratory supply (e.g., ordering and inventory of materials, chemicals etc.).
  • Preparing solutions and working with hazardous materials, such as acids and organic chemicals.
  • Setting up and monitoring electrochemical experiments.
  • Conducting physico-chemical analysis and characterization of electrolytes and electrodes.
  • Evaluating data from experiments to formulate reports and maintain our database.

What you will bring:

  • Educational background and experience as Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Laboratory Assistant or Laboratory Technician.
  • Practical skills in the chemical laboratory.
  • Optimization of the work routine by implementing protocols.
  • Experience in handling analytical equipment and general laboratory equipment.
  • Experience with flow batteries or similar systems (desirable but not mandatory).
  • Experience in quality control (desirable but not mandatory). 
  • Strong interest in electrochemical energy conversion systems (desirable but not mandatory).

You are

  • Motivated to work in a dynamic, high-performance, collaborative, young and fun start-up environment.
  • Interested in the climate-tech space.
  • Independent and detail-oriented.
  • Passionate about driving the renewable energy transition.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of German is a plus.

What We Offer?

Join a highly motivated and young team. Be at the forefront of developing the next-generation large-scale energy storage solutions. Your role in the early stages of our exciting journey will make you key in developing and evolving UP, overcoming challenges, and celebrating success together. 


Attractive salary package with multiple benefits

Trainings & Events

Trainings for professional growth and social events


Frequent sport activities and outings with colleagues

Work-Life Balance

Tons of opportunities to enjoy the time and do activities together

Sounds like you? We are looking forward to meeting you! Send us your CV and Motivation Letter combined in a single PDF through the "Apply Now!" button below!