• Full Time
  • USA

Microvast is looking to hire an experienced polymer chemist to help study and develop Li-ion battery separators, binders, and electrolytes. Microvast has a vibrant, fast-paced work environment that is committed to developing exceptional energy storage technology for automobiles. A successful candidate will be organized, have excellent communication skills, and works well with teammates.

The ideal applicant will synthesize and characterize organic/polymeric molecules that are intended for use in electrochemical systems.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the design and synthesis of polymers, starting with the monomers.
  • Perform bench-top polymer synthesis (solution, bulk, emulsion or suspension polymerizations) and scale-up using polymer chemistry techniques
  • Analyze newly generated research materials using chromatography methods (GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS), NMR, DSC/TGA, FTIR, and Porosimeter
  • Record, analyze, and interpret experimental results
  • Document results in technical reports and present data at team meetings
  • Support project planning
  • Maintain laboratory equipment in accordance with internal standards
  • Interact with other departments and application support as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry,Organic Chemistry, Material Scientist or related science/engineering discipline
  • Hands-on experience with polymerization and/or organic synthesis
  • Familiar with organic molecules characterization methods, such as, FT-IR, NMR, HPLC, LC/MS, etc
  • Familiar with polymer characterization methods, such as DSC, TGA, GPC, AFM, TEM, SEM, etc
  • Knowledgeable about laboratory safety best practices
  • Open to travel to Asia for 2-3-month periods for the first 1-2 years of employment
  • Open to relocation

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years’ experience working in the polymer, chemical, petrochemical or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with polyaramid material is a plus
  • Experience with patents writing
  • Knowledgeable about Li-ion battery technologies
  • Speak and read some Chinese (Mandarin)

Location: Orlando, FL.

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