R&D Technician – WOBURN, MA


The R&D Technician position is responsible for tasks associated with testing new materials related to IM’s novel polymer electrolytes, incorporated into novel battery chemistries and constructions. The R&D Technician will work with other scientists and engineers in R&D to prepare materials and electrodes for cell builds, build test cells, place cells on test, transfer data to spreadsheets, and analyze & summarize data.


· Associate or bachelor’s degree in science or Engineering field, or at least 5 year’s experience as a technician in an R&D environment, with experience in battery R&D preferred.

· Ability to complete computer functions of entering data and formatting into Excel spreadsheets. Basic data analysis and preparing plots of data.

· Ability to accurately follow work instructions under minimal supervision with attention to detail.

· Ability to prepare materials for cell builds, including cathodes and anodes, as well as polymer electrolyte films.

· Ability to assemble and test electrochemical cells using equipment in dry room and glovebox.

· Ability to conduct wet chemical experiments and accurately prepare solutions of different salt concentrations, especially for preparing cells with liquid electrolytes to compare to IM’s solid polymer electrolyte cells.

· Organized record keeping habits.

· Ability to engage with co-workers and supervisors.


· Work on multiple projects within R&D as needed.

· Make samples, perform experiments, make electrodes, build test cells, place cells on tests, analyze/tabulate data.

· Interface with R&D scientists and engineers at meetings to evaluate results and discuss next steps – also interface with Operations and Quality teams as needed.


· Must wear all appropriate PPE, including respirator (if needed)

· Prolonged standing when using glovebox.

· Must work at computer when entering and analyzing data.

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