Community Manager

Remote (Europe)

About the Role

At Katakem, our mission is to help chemists make the future happen faster.

They are the heroes.

As Katakem's Community Builder, you will be responsible for engaging with these heroes.

Your personal mission will be to grow and maintain this community to enable collaborative learning and create a sense of belonging among its members.

You will mainly work with social media. We do not know which one(s) at the moment because you are the expert and we are waiting for you to tell us how to achieve our goals.

Social media tasks include:

  • Monitoring Katakem accounts;

  • Scheduling exciting and engaging content;

  • Brainstorming methods to engage members with content from our partners;

  • Manage events.

You will use your expertise to brainstorm with the team and implement ideas to further engage the community (we are very keen on learning from the best!).


A pleasant and sociable self-starter with the following essential qualifications will have an opportunity to grow with us:

  • Recent experience in developing communities or organizing groups into effective communities. Experience developing virtual communities highly desirable.

  • Interest and understanding of sustainable development.

  • Compelling written and verbal communications skills and experience with developing regular communications (newsletters, blogs, monthly reports, etc.).

Other qualifications are:

  • Experience managing projects from concept through execution.

  • Good detail organization and ability to manage multiple tasks at once within established deadlines.

  • From time to time, flexibility to accommodate communication with international partners, including evening or early morning calls.

  • Client facing experience and the ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines, and stay organized.


  • Passion for science.

  • Experience with Hubspot.

  • Experience with video content creation (we are supported by a top-class video maker).

What we offer

We do not have an internal gym or breakfast offered every morning as we are still early stage.

But we are growing fast: if you join us now, you will have a say in what benefits we shall adopt, how we will organize the spaces in the office, etc.

We offer you an environment full of stimuli, freedom to test your ideas, and clear goals for both the team and yourself.

The initial salary is commensurate with your experience and will increase as you achieve your goals and the value you bring to your team grows.

About us

Every day, a research chemist wakes up and knows that they will work with the same tools as Natta and Curie.

On the one hand, this is very romantic; on the other, very frustrating: can you believe that only three times out of ten a researcher is able to replicate their own experiments? And the percentage drops to 13% for someone else's experiments (source Nature).

In Katakem, we consider chemists as heroes and work to help them become superheroes.

We invented a robot to automate their manual labor, which causes mental fatigue and mistakes, to unleash their full potential.

Katakem was founded in 2019, and we are now supported by Berkeley Skydeck, Cariplo Factory, and LendLease on our growth path.

The team of founders has a solid experience in this sector:

Manuela has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. She currently teaches and is a researcher at UMG, where she studies new methods to make chemistry more sustainable.

Marco has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and has worked as a researcher at IIT, KAUST, UMG, and SISSA.