Battery Material Scientist

Microvast is actively seeking a Material Scientist with experience researching lithium stripping/platting behaviors under electrochemical environments. Whomever takes this position will help develop a cutting edge technology concept for Microvast, that if successful, will help make electric vehicles comparative to gasoline cars in convenience and driving range.  

The ideal applicant will have a strong background in Li-ion battery cell / materials chemistry and be up to date on recent technology findings for Li-metal, solid state, and anode free technologies being reported on in academic literature. Microvast has a strong history of developing new anode, cathode, electrolyte and separator technologies from laboratory concepts to cutting edge products. Our hope is that whomever takes this role is vested in seeing their research innovations mature and transform from a laboratory concept to a real world product.  

Responsibilities

  • Identify and help attain quotes for materials and equipment necessary for work.
  • Prepare documentation necessary to protect new intellectual property developed as part of your work.
  • Prepare reports detailing findings to supervisor / upper management.
  • Adhere to company and laboratory policies & procedures, in order to ensure a safe laboratory environment is maintained.
  • Keep up to date on recent scientific advancements relevant to field of work.
  • At times, role may need to supervise junior team members work.
  • Responsibilities may evolve and grow based on needs of company.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in material science, inorganic chemistry, physics, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience with Li/solid state battery or ultra-thin lithium metal anodes research.
  • Knowledge of Li-ion electrochemistry techniques.
  • Experience modifying materials via synthesis to change the properties of SEI.
  • Experience designing, performing, and analyzing laboratory experiments.
  • Candidate must be qualified to work in U.S.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Past experience working with inorganic/polymer composites.
  • Experience writing technical proposals/reports.
  • Experience with end-of-life characterization on > 1Ah battery cells .
  • Experience planning and managing projects to meet technical and budget requirements.
  • Ability to perform and analyze materials using characterization techniques like FTIR, SEM, XRD, XPS, TEM, gas adsorption, etc.…
  • Willingness to travel once or twice a year internationally for > 2 week trips.
  • A strong publication record (journal articles or patents).
  • Drive to see technologies worked on advance from laboratory to pilot and eventually production scales.

Location: Lake Mary, FL, U.S.A.

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