Description

Blue Current is an energy storage startup company developing a new generation of safer and higher energy batteries based on our novel solid-state electrolyte technology. As Battery Scientist, you will be focused on developing new electrode materials and formulations that drive cell performance and safety. The position will also utilize electrochemical and analytical characterization methods to examine electrode materials and material performance in cells. This position will offer hands-on, fast paced work on a growing team that has a shared passion to change the energy storage landscape.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop new electrode materials and electrode formulations that drive cell performance and safety.
  • Assemble solid state cells and perform electrochemical testing to analyze the impact of electrode composition and preparation methods on cell performance.
  • Characterize electrode materials using various analytical (e.g. SEM, XRD, TGA, XPS and others) and electrochemical (e.g. EIS and CV) techniques.
  • Analyze battery testing and analytical characterization results to understand material performance and guide electrode development.
  • Investigate and determine electrolyte and active material properties that influence battery cycling stability and performance.
  • Use findings to guide the development of new electrode materials and approaches.
  • Document and analyze experimental results. Present and share results with team members.
  • Develop and submit intellectual property.

 

Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • PhD/MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Experience working with analytical tools (SEM, XRD, TGA, XPS, etc.) to characterize battery materials
  • Experience assembling battery cells and developing new electrode and electrolyte formulations.
  • Experience working in gloveboxes and in dry room settings.

 

Core Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude and experience working with team members to overcome technical challenges
  • Creative thinker with attention to detail
  • Appreciation for and adherence to lab and work safety policies
  • Strong communication skills and experience sharing results with team members and leadership

 

Location

Hayward, CA is the epicenter of the dynamic Bay Area, located 23 miles southeast of San Francisco, 15 miles south of Oakland, 20 miles north of San Jose and 8 miles west of Pleasanton. From the shoreline to the hills, Hayward is a vibrant community at the center of it all featuring 20 miles of hiking and walking trails, many of which are accessible from Blue Current’s campus. Hayward is easily commutable via the seven-mile Hayward/San Mateo Bridge.

 

About Blue Current

Blue Current is a leader in the next wave of battery innovation. The company manufactures completely dry, safe and high-performance silicon elastic composite solid-state batteries to power the new energy economy including electric vehicles, grid storage and consumer electronics. Blue Current leads with science, data, and thoughtful IP across the full battery stack. We are hiring in all areas of battery design and manufacturing. Come build with us!

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

 

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

 

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Hayward, CA 94545: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

 

Work Location: One location

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