Summary:

Ionic Materials has an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated, high energy, detail-oriented, team player interested in contributing to the development of its unique and innovative technology.  The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of R&D accomplishments in new battery development.  Key responsibilities of this position include optimizing the performance of a rechargeable lithium metal anode battery, particularly focusing on the anode/electrolyte interface.  He/she will need strong planning, organizational, teamwork and communication skills and the drive to execute and get things done.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • A major responsibility of this position is to focus on the optimization of battery performance, with particular emphasis on optimizing interfacial properties in lithium metal anode batteries
  • Design and conduct experiments to achieve program goals in a fast paced environment
  • Build working prototype batteries to demonstrate new technology
  • Prepare reports and document results, provide conclusions and next steps
  • Participate in short- and long-term planning processes
  • Contribute to the development of intellectual property

Skill Requirements:

  • Ph.D. with 5+ years of experience in battery research and development
  • 2+ years of experience in lithium metal attachment techniques to polymer electrolytes
  • Strong electrochemical background
  • Solid electrolyte experience preferred
  • Excellent laboratory practices, record keeping and report writing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a highly integrated team
  • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology and/or statistical methods is extremely desirable
  • Familiarity with advanced analytical techniques to support lithium/electrolyte studies
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.  Proficient in Minitab or equivalent.
  • Proactive, self-starting, multitasking, entrepreneur able to excel in a small company environment

Additional key attributes:

  • Highly motivated, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a natural attention to detail
  • Well-organized and willing to keep written account of work and observations
  • Must be “hands-on” and well-versed in Failure Modes Analysis
  • Broad experience in anode science including coating, cleaning, and attachment methods