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Battery Scientist (Solid State Electrolyte)

Louisville, CO | Full Time
14 Days Ago

Job Description

Position Overview: 

Solid Power is seeking a Battery Scientist (Solid State Electrolyte) to join our talented team 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 team environment. This position will work closely with both the R&D and cell engineering teams accelerating identification of key materials and design parameters to enable widescale deployment of Solid Power’s ASSB technology 

Job Duties: 

  • Develop criteria for evaluating and screening candidate solid state electrolyte materials/grades, including identification/development and documentation of appropriate characterization techniques 
  • Develop and/or support the development of models connecting fundamental materials properties (electrochemical, physical, mechanical) to cell level performance (power, life, safety) 
  • Identify opportunities for cell performance optimization, cost reduction or improved manufacturability through materials optimization 
  • Work with quality, manufacturing, and cell development team as subject matter expert to support root cause failure analysis activities 
  • Elaborate and manage formal materials specifications, communicating with vendors (internal and external) as appropriate to align on inspection methods and frequency 
  • Support FMEA efforts as a subject matter expert 
  • Support electrode design and manufacturing efforts as a subject matter expert 
  • Develop, execute, analyze, and present the results of DOEs in support of materials, electrode or cell optimization efforts. 
  • Work closely, collaboratively, and effectively with other departments and team members. 

Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • PhD in Electrochemistry, Chemistry or Materials Science with a focus on developing and characterizing solid state electrolyte material for Lithium-ion battery applications 
  • Knowledge of inorganic chemicals/synthesis/production process is strong plus 
  • Strong foundation in statistical design (D.O.E.) with relevant software experience 
  • Strong foundational understanding of Li-ion battery cell materials, operation, performance, and failure modes. 
  • Familiarity with electrode slurry formulation, and coating processes and complementary characterization techniques 
  • Familiarity with approaches to material scaling (volume production) 
  • Strong technical communication skills and facility for communicating complex ideas to diverse audiences 

Salary Range: $62,000 - $111,000/year

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 in our equity plan. 

 

Company Overview

  • Website solidpowerbattery.com
  • Headquarters LOUISVILLE, CO
  • Size 25 - 50
  • Founded 2011
  • Type Private
  • CEO DOUGLAS CAMPBELL
  • Revenue $5M - $10M
  • Industry MFG Durable
  • About solid power
  • Solid Power designs and manufactures solid-state rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, medical devices, aircraft and satellites.

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