R&D Scientist – Woburn, MA


Ionic Materials is seeking motivated, hands-on Scientist with lab experience. Experience in electrode preparation and battery assembly is a plus. The R&D scientist will work closely with Ionic Materials’ R&D team contributing to the development of revolutionary next generation rechargeable batteries.


· BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science (or related field);

· 0-3 years lab experience in manufacturing, product development, process development, or R&D

· Familiarity with various characterization techniques

· Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively

· Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology and Statistical Quality Control (SQC)

· Ability to translate and communicate designs and planning to actions and quantifiable results

· Polymer design and development for electrochemical application is desirable, but not required

Roles and Responsibilities:

The R&D scientist will work with the synthesis team and applications lab to characterize and test electrolyte components for next generation rechargeable battery applications. The scientist will collaborate with a cross-functional team to apply newly developed polymers to novel materials systems and cell configurations.


· Understand the polymer requirements battery electrolytes or battery material interface modification

· Assist in the design, planning, and synthesis of polymer enabled electrolytes

· Characterize physicochemical and electrochemical properties of newly developed materials systems using appropriate analytical methods

· Investigate and elucidate ion conduction and safety mechanisms in polymer electrolyte systems

· Work with cross-functional team to incorporate newly developed polymers into battery electrodes

· Work with cross-functional team to scale up manufacturing of newly developed polymers over time

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