Evanston, IL, USA - 002

What you'll do
The Director of R&D leads the technical team in developing and scaling-up our innovative coating solution. The Director of R&D is the primary contributor in defining and executing the company’s technology vision, strategy, and plans for growth. The role entails improving, and resolving, certain technological challenges of the company. In addition to coordinating the technical staff, the role entails interfacing with external stakeholders such as customers, development partners, and investors.

Key Responsibilities
■ Lead the definition and execution of the Company’s technology vision, including defining roadmap, milestones, timelines, experiment plans, and activities
■ Effectively communicate the company’s technology overview, status, and progress to industry partners, investors, federal agencies
■ Manage and guide the technical team, creating a collaborative environment that promotes effective teamwork and maximum impact
■ Develop new technological solutions and reduce time to practice through implementation of state-of-the-art testing
■ Ensure that best-in-class technology standards and lab operations are in the company’s DNA
■ Build partnerships to effectively manage complex R&D projects, including coordinating internal and external resources (e.g., customers, service providers, federal agencies)
Required Qualifications
■ BS or MS or PhD in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or related field
■ 5+ years Industry or R&D experience with advanced coatings and/or
■ 5+ years Industry or R&D experience with battery materials synthesis, processing, and characterization and/or
■ 5+ years Industry or R&D experience with battery cell design, testing, and troubleshooting
■ Effective and confident communicator, collaborator, and project leader
■ Demonstrated ability to effectively manage people
■ Ability to align multiple points of view and articulate a shared common goal
■ Excellent analytical and time-management skills

More Importantly
Volexion combines diverse approaches from unique disciplines to drive step change improvements in an industry with exponential growth and technological innovation. To build on this strength, we encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision insurance and 401k
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