SUMMARY:

Ionic Materials is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Research Scientist with a strong experimental background and willing to work hands-on in the lab.   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.  The position will provide opportunities to collaborate with highly-talented people in Ionic Materials’ team of battery scientists, materials scientists, engineers, and product managers, while also working collaboratively with external partners and customers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Ph.D. with 3+ years of industry experience, or M.S. with 5+ years of industry experience in battery research and development
      • 3+ Years of experience in developing Li metal battery products
      • Strong electrochemical background
      • Lithium-sulfur battery experience is a plus
      • 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
      • Proactive, self-starting, multitasking, entrepreneur able to excel in a small company environment

      ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      The Research Scientist/ Engineer will be a member of the Ionic Materials’ Lithium Polymer R&D team, contributing to the development of cathode materials and cathode processing, and optimized Ionic Materials’ polymer electrolyte.

      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
      • Characterize battery components to understand mechanistic details of the lithium anode/electrolyte interface
      • 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