Lithium-Ion Battery Researcher
The ideal candidate should have good working experience/knowledge in Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries to fabricate the pouch cells (includes Gen3b with high voltage or gel polymer electrolyte moving towards Solid-State electrolytes). The scope also includes the capability to scale-up the concept to production scale. This position requires more than 70% work in lab activities.
Qualifications Required and experience:
- MS or PhD degree in material science, chemical engineering, electrochemical engineering.
- Minimum 3 to 5 years of Industrial experience in Lithium-ion batteries.
- Strong technical background in Electrochemistry and Cell/Battery development.
- Hands on experience to fabricate and characterize lithium-ion batteries pouch cells in lab scale (500mAh- 2Ah) and pilot scale (10-30Ah).
- Fundamental knowledge to scale-up the lab scale concept to production scale.
- Strong knowledge of Advance lithium-ion batteries technology especially in generation 3b technology, slurry formulation, electrode preparation and cell design.
- Strong understanding about electrochemistry; electrochemical techniques such as CV, LSV, EIS, GITT, PITT etc.
- Experience the material characterization techniques such as SEM, XRD, XPS, AFM etc.
- Able to prioritize and manage time effectively and should have strong organizational and project management skills.
- Proven leadership skills, problem solving skills, think outside of the box skills and ability to transfer the skills to train the subordinates.
- Outstanding written & verbal communication skills.
- Assist the Advanced lithium-ion batteries team to develop prototype cells as per the requirements.
- Act as a bridge between lab manager and experts to improve the understanding of failure modes, performance, and life expectancy of battery, and make data-driven decisions.
- Provide technical guidance for business and research teams with diverse backgrounds.
- Develop and implement lithium-ion batteries electrode making and cell assembly processes to meet performance targets.
- Identify and validate materials for cell components such as electrode substrates, active materials, Binders, conductive additives, and separators for solid state battery application.
- Prepare high quality technical reports and present to the upper management
- Technology and product transfer to pilot manufacturing.
- Other duties and responsibilities assigned by management