Solid Power is seeking a Sr. Scientist to join our talented team working to revolutionize the battery industry through the development of next generation, all solid-state rechargeable batteries. This position will be responsible for leading the conversion cathode (such as iron pyrite) development in R&D. The Sr. Scientist will work closely with the electrolyte and electrode processing groups, the cell engineering team, and the program managing team to commercialize a high energy solid state battery based on the conversion cathode.
A technical lead to develop a conversion cathode-based solid-state battery.
Develop the conversion cathode composition and cathode processing for high energy and long calendar life applications.
Qualify anode and electrolyte materials in the battery.
Perform materials characterization and post-mortem analysis.
Collaborate with an academic partner for material development and technology transfer.
Write reports and present the project progress internally and externally.
Use the company’s document and change control system to properly archive technical documentation.
Work closely, collaboratively, and effectively with other departments and team members.
Ph. D Degree in chemistry, material science, electrochemistry, or a related discipline.
Minimum 5 years’ industry experience in development of Lithium or Li ion batteries. Experience of managing a governmental project is a plus.
Hands-on experience with inorganic materials synthesis, electrochemical cell development, and electrode processing.
Experience in material characterization techniques including XRD, SEM/EDS, DSC/TGA, and particle size analysis a plus.
Structured problem-solving and analytical skills.
Rapid learner and self-motivated who thrives in a fast-paced start-up environment.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency required.
Salary Range: $100,000 - $127,000/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, cell phone reimbursement and participation in our equity incentive plan.