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Sr. Scientist (Li metal anode R&D)

Solid Power

Solid Power

Louisville, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024
Position Overview:

Solid Power is seeking a Sr. Scientist to join our talented team of engineers and scientists working to revolutionize the battery industry through the development of next‐generation, all solid‐state rechargeable batteries. Solid Power is a dynamic, fast‐paced, collaborative and innovative team environment. The preferred candidate will have hands-on experience with lithium-metal anodes and be responsible for leading the development of lithium metal anodes within the R&D group. The Sr. Scientist will work closely with electrolyte and cathode R&D, technology integration, and the cell engineering teams to commercialize a high-energy solid-state battery with a lithium metal anode.

Job Duties:

  • Serve as a technical lead for development of lithium metal anodes in all-solid-state batteries.
  • Develop anodes and cell processing conditions that support high energy density, fast charging, and long calendar life.
  • Establish mechanisms for cell degradation using electrochemical methods and other analytical tools. Make recommendations for improvements and implement design changes.
  • Collaborate with academic partners for anode development and technology transfer.
  • Support laboratory infrastructure by bringing new capabilities on-line and maintaining existing tools. Communicate with vendors to source new materials and equipment.
  • Present project progress internally and externally.
  • Work closely, collaboratively, and effectively with other departments and team members. Mentor and contribute to the professional development of junior staff.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience with Li anode design and fabrication, surface treatment, Li metal cell development, electrochemical testing, and electroanalytical techniques.
  • Experience in material characterization such as XRD, SEM/EDS, DSC/TGA, FTIR, or Raman spectroscopy.
  • Positive attitude, flexibility, and the ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, material science, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related discipline is required.
  • 5+ years of industrial experience in the development of lithium or Li-ion batteries is required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting and standing.
  • Ability to wear respirator protection occasionally.
  • Fine motor skills.

Salary Range: $95,000 - $140,000 annually

Application Deadline: 02/29/2024

Benefits: Solid Power offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance, employer paid Life/AD&D/STD/LTD insurance, 401k with company match, paid holidays, PTO, up to six (6) weeks paid FMLA leave, cell phone reimbursement and eligibility to participate in our bonus and equity plans.

Export Control Requirements:

This position requires access to technology, software and other information that is subject to governmental access control restrictions, due to export controls. Employment in this position is conditioned on the continued availability of government authorization to authorize release of such items, to the extent required, including without limitation an export license, or other documentation required to establish authorization to receive access to such items.

Company may delay commencement of employment, rescind an offer of employment, terminate employment, and/or may modify job responsibilities, compensation, benefits, and/or access to Company facilities and information systems, as Company deems appropriate, in order to ensure compliance with applicable government access control restrictions.

All offers of employment at Solid Power are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.

No soliciting from staffing agencies. Thank you!