Battery Development Engineer

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Posting title
Battery Development Engineer

Roles and responsibilities

Must be a US Citizen
17 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
•Conduct destructive physical analysis of primary battery cells, including disassembly, visual inspection, and chemical analysis (FTIR spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) of harvested components.
•Conduct assembly of electrochemical glass cells and coin cells, and perform electrical and electrochemical measurements including cyclic voltammetry, constant current discharge measurements and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.
•Perform physical and chemical analysis of commercial and custom battery components, including electrode materials, separators and electrolytes
•Perform data analysis and work-up of battery cycling data, and present data to task lead and project team
•Interface with vendors as needed, to obtain required technical information and report technical findings.
•Support all needed documentation and organization of data on online repositories.

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science or related discipline, with 9 year of related experience at the undergraduate level.
•Broad knowledge of laboratory sciences, chemistry and materials processing. An understanding of the principles, theories, concepts and techniques in the field of electrochemical energy storage is required, as well as a knowledge of related lab techniques. •Must have a strong track record of organizing and keep track of large amounts of technical data, and supporting a safe lab environment.

Desired Skills:
•Primary battery development and operations, in particular Li/CFx battery chemistries.

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