Senior Battery Materials Scientist


Chicago, IL, USA

What you’ll do
We are looking for a Senior Battery Materials Scientist to support and lead the scale-up of our drop-in solution. Your role entails working in close collaboration with Internal Teams, with Senior Management and with External Stakeholders to iterate and create meaningful results. This role reports to the Chief Technology Officer.
Key Responsibilities
  • Manage research projects focusing on material processing scale-up, material and electrochemical characterization, and commercial cell development and testing
  • Design and execute experiments to validate electrochemical performance of battery prototypes from coin cells to MLP / cylindrical cells
  • Design and execute experiments to troubleshoot and understand cell-level issues
  •  Collaborate with industry partners to help develop commercial cell prototypes around Volexion's materials
  •  Supervise a technical team to maintain lab operation and equipment
Required Qualifications
  • B.S./M.S. in electrochemistry, materials science, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in Li-ion material synthesis, processing, and characterization
  • 3+ years of experience in Li-ion cell formulation and testing
  •  Ability to lead independent and joint research projects to success
  •  Effective communicator, collaborator, and project leader
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in electrochemistry, materials science, or related field
  • Direct experience with cathode surface coating and/or doping technologies
  •  Direct experience with commercial-scale Li-ion cell production and testing
  •  Knowledge of next-generation Li-ion technologies (e.g., solid state)
We invite you to join our team if you:
  • are a self-starter, who operates independently and goes the extra mile
  • enjoy teamwork, seek immediate impact, and want to grow with a rapidly evolving company,
  • proactively give constructive feedback and ask for resources critical to your mission,
  • are excited to take technology from pilot to industrial scale, and
  • can work with us in Chicago and Evanston, IL with US work authorization

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. Our team is hiring multiple candidates in batteries and materials science and we encourage you to share this and related postings with your colleagues.
Benefits
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health (medical, dental, vision) and 401k
  • Competitive Paid Time-Off policy
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