Ionic Materials is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Research Scientist with a strong experimental background and willingness 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-sulfur battery. 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.


  • 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-sulfur battery products required
  • 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 component optimization studies
  • Proactive, self-starting, multitasking, entrepreneur able to excel in a small company environment


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


  • A major responsibility of this position is to focus on the optimization of lithium-sulfur battery performance
  • Design and conduct experiments to achieve program goals in a fast paced environment
  • Characterize battery components to understand mechanistic details of anode- and cathode-electrolyte interfaces
  • 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