Job Title: Chief Technologist

Location: Dayton, OH

About Aeroseal:

Aeroseal is a leading provider of air sealing solutions for residential and commercial buildings. Our patented technology is used to seal leaks in air ducts and building envelopes, improving indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and comfort. Our mission is to enable Net Zero Buildings worldwide and thereby reduce the impact of buildings on Climate Change, along with helping people to breathe easier, live healthier, and save money.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative Chief Technologist to lead our research and development efforts in the areas of sealants, aerosols, atomization techniques, experimental design, sensors, controls, and IoT. The Chief Technologist will be responsible for designing and executing a strategic research agenda that aligns with the company’s goals and objectives. The successful candidate will have a passion for technical research and a proven track record of leading successful R&D initiatives and developing cutting edge hardware/software products.


  • Design and execute a strategic research agenda that supports the company's goals and objectives in the areas of sealants, aerosols, atomization techniques, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, experimental design, sensors, controls, and IoT.
  • Lead a team of scientists and engineers to identify and prioritize new research opportunities based on the latest scientific findings.
  • Design and conduct experiments in-house, at partner sites, and/or in the field to generate new scientific insights and innovations.
  • Work closely with customers, partners, and other stakeholders to understand their needs and requirements for sealants, aerosols, sensors, controls, and IOT.
  • Develop and manage the research budget and resource allocation process.
  • Stay up to date on industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive landscape in the areas of sealants, aerosols, sensors, controls, air movement, and IOT.
  • Build and maintain a strong scientific culture within the company.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation.
  • Manage our patent and intellectual property portfolio.
  • Represent the company at industry events and conferences.


  • PhD in engineering, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in scientific research and development, with a track record of success in generating new scientific insights and innovations.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, with the ability to lead a team of scientists and engineers in research experiments.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Hands-on experience with scientific research, and the ability to design and conduct experiments to generate new scientific insights and innovations.
  • Prior experience working with aerosols in paints or other industries is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of the HVAC industry and building science is a plus.
  • Experience with intellectual property management and patent strategy is a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with a Stock Options plan, as well as opportunities for professional growth and development. If you are passionate about scientific research and want to join a company that is making a positive impact on people's lives, we encourage you to apply.

The Aeroseal process won the "Best of What's New" award from Popular Science magazine, and the "Energy 100" award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE also rated the Aeroseal duct sealing process as one of the 23 most beneficial technologies available to American consumers that has come out since the agency was created.

Aeroseal provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.