Member of Technical Staff, Cell Development at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Cell Development

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

We’re on a mission to electrify cars by building the next generation of battery technology! Do you want to learn about and work on this critical part of the future energy economy?

QuantumScape is a start-up located in San Jose, California working on new energy storage technology to allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. Our leap in energy density and charge rate is enabled by a different chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state of the art facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, an outstanding team, and a strong and clear set of values.


QuantumScape is seeking a highly-motivated researcher to further improve the performance of our novel solid-state battery materials. You will learn how the technology works, develop new techniques for device fabrication and characterization, and work with the broader team to improve our materials and processing.

What you will do:

Characterize physical and electrochemical properties of battery materials and devices using state-of-the-art analytical methods

Develop new methods for cell assembly and teardown

Collaborate with colleagues from multiple fields to ensure that process specifications and device performance goals are met

Deliver high-quality technical reports to colleagues

Skills & Knowledge:

You have a sound understanding of materials science fundamentals

You are self-motivated and have a track record of learning new skills and techniques, and applying those to achieve results

You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and adapt quickly to changes

You are a strong communicator and enjoy working on a team to solve complex challenges

You share our passion for our mission

Minimum Requirements:

MS in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related technical field or BS with a minimum of 2 years experience in a research and development role

Highly Desired:

Hands-on research experience in device assembly or failure analysis experience from a relevant industry

Familiarity with electrochemistry or energy storage-related technologies

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
    Member of Technical Staff, Cell Development
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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