Advanced R&D/Battery Research, Senior Member of Technical Staff at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Team: Materials Development

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

Are you an engineer or scientist who loves working on new technologies? We are a stealth technology start-up, located in San Jose, CA working on a breakthrough battery technology. Come join us on our mission as we redefine energy storage to enable a sustainable future! We are growing our team with the addition of a forward-thinking and versatile researcher who is looking for technical challenges and professional growth.

This position is for a materials scientist or engineer with a background in battery research. Your responsibilities will include understanding the failure modes and requirements of our positive electrode and developing new materials to overcome those limits. This role is inherently hands-on in lab and requires a strong understanding of data analysis and experimental rigor.

Your Role:

Design and execute experiments to identify materials for high energy density batteries

Optimize electrode and electrolyte materials stable at high voltage

Perform failure analyses and materials characterization to understand the limits of new materials

Collaborate with chemists, materials scientists, process engineers, and technicians in a fast-moving, multidisciplinary environment

Deliver high-quality technical reports to colleagues

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field with experience in battery materials and analysis; or, a master’s degree in science and engineering and over four years of industrial experience in the energy storage industry

Direct experience with synthesis and characterization of active materials or electrolytes and in-depth knowledge of electrochemical testing

You understand and follow safe chemical handling and laboratory practices

Highly Desired:

Experience with sophisticated material characterization methods

Experience in Lithium-ion battery research or development

Passion for making an impact on the world’s energy challenges

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Advanced R&D/Battery Research, Senior Member of Technical Staff
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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