We are looking for a

Battery Recycling Research Engineer

Key informations

  • Full Time

Are you looking for a challenge in an entrepreneurial scale-up in the fast–growing battery market? Then, you have found the right place.

Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering is expanding, so we invite you to join our mission to accelerate the battery market! To sustain our rapid growth and scale our operations to the next level, we are looking for a highly motivated Research Engineer to join our Recycling Team.


The Research Engineer is actively involved in a European project centered on Lithium recovery from secondary sources containing Li. This role entails a focus on the development and scaling-up of innovative ‘waste-to-resource’ metallurgical pathways aimed at extracting and recovering valuable metals. Additionally, they contribute to the design, lab-scale demonstration, and scale-up of hydrometallurgical recycling processes tailored for End-of-Life LFP batteries. Moreover, the candidate participates in European projects dedicated to conceptual process flow design and lab-scale demonstration of recycling processes for next-generation LIBs (SSBs).


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Design and execute lab and pilot-scale recycling process experiments. Perform pilot testing, result evaluation, and reporting.
  • Equipment designing, quality check, installation support, and commissioning.
  • Metal recovery process techniques for Critical Raw Materials.
  • Perform physicochemical analysis.
  • Contribution to funding proposal and grant application preparation. (Previous experience in EU-funded projects is advantageous.)

Experience and Qualifications:

  • PhD/MSc in the field of Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Process Engineering / Material Science.
  • Knowledge of chemistry principles and methods with the ability to interpret results and an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience/knowledge of characterization techniques (eg., ICP-OES, XRD, XPS, TGA…)
  • Experience/knowledge of hydrometallurgical processes (e.g. Leaching).
  • Experience/knowledge of electrochemical separation processes (e.g. Ion exchange metal recovery). (Advantageous)
  • Experience/knowledge of LiB recycling techniques. (Advantageous)
  • Team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Fluent in English (reading; writing; speaking).
  • Able to comprehend, summarise, and explain scientific information through presentations and reports.


What we offer

A highly collaborative and caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development as well as recognition for individual contributions and working with a multi-cultural, diverse, and complementary team. We promote openness, teamwork, and knowledge sharing within and beyond the company. Besides all these you will also have:

  • Permanent contract (full-time position)
  • Pension plan and hospitalization insurance
  • Competitive compensation package