King Of Prussia, PA 19406 US
The position reports to a senior R&D scientist in Corporate Research at the King of Prussia Research Center, and will work closely with scientists, chemists, and engineers within the Battery Technology and Material team at Client.
The person in this position will support new formulation developments, cell assembly, and battery/material testing at Client. He/she will be responsible for preparing solvent-free formulations using high nickel active materials, binders, conductive carbons, and additives; casting and characterizing electrodes that achieve performance targets; building and testing battery cells, and helping with post-mortem analyses for identifying failure mechanisms. Th person will assist with preparation of electrodes using both continuous coating lines (for solvent- and waterborne) and a vertical calender (for dry electrodes). The person will plan and safely conduct formulation and testing, set up new equipment, perform data analysis, maintain a well-organized research notebook/database, and contribute to reports for internal/external distribution.
Context and environment
The position is part of a team working on developing new materials suitable for fabricating next-generation high-energy batteries. The candidate will work collaboratively with other staff at all levels in a hands-on laboratory research environment. A Battery Technology and Material Scientist will assign tasks and responsibilities. Management of multiple and sometimes changing priorities is a challenge that will require high flexibility and strong organizational skills.
Actively promotes safe behavior in the workgroup and takes personal responsibility for safe lab operations. Maintains clean, orderly, and safe working environment. Maintains documentation and equipment including testing equipment, process equipment, lab notebooks, electronic databases, and organized files. Plans and executes experimental work programs, analyzes data, and documents results in reports, tables, and databases. Communicates project progress at the Team level both in writing and verbally. Learns and develops Lithium-Ion Battery expertise to support overall R&D objectives.
Qualifications / experience required