Senior Battery Research Scientist – Team leader

Are you a battery expert with a background in electrochemistry and material science? Do you want to contribute to saving the earth? Are you a team leader who never gives up, and wants to be part of an exciting startup? If yes, then this vacancy is for you.

This is What you will do:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Research Scientist to strengthen our 3D solid-state Battery team in Eindhoven.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work closely with the CTO team to define long-term strategies, roadmap, and plans.
  • Sharpening the research as well as development timeline to achieve set targets.
  • Lead a team of highly skilled scientists, engineers, and technicians to accelerate 3D solid state battery technology development. Facilitating and empowering team members with skills and product knowledge to push the boundaries.
  • Development of battery components by innovation in materials, processes, and with deep fundamental understanding of our company’s unique electrode and electrolyte technology.
  • Contribute to developmental projects involving Li-metal anode, electrode interfaces, and composite electrolytes.
  • Generating insights regarding electrode and electrolyte properties and their impacts on cell performance metrics, guiding future development aligned with our product roadmap.
  • Develop new chemical and electrochemical test methods for failure mechanism analysis and implement new electrochemical QC methods.
  • Technical project management, including planning and coordination of external projects with cooperation partners, and coordination of the academic network.
  • Drafts proposals, write technical reports, and presents progress on planned milestones.
  • Generate key IP for the company.

This is who you are:

Education:

  • You are a Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering or a related field with at least 5 years of battery/electrochemistry experience which at least 2 years in a leading role.

Experience

  • You have proven experience in applied electrochemistry for Li-ion or next-gen Li-ion batteries.
  • You have expertise in developing hybrid/composite electrolytes for Li metal/Li-ion batteries.
  • Experience in Li metal interface with solid and polymer electrolytes will be a bonus.
  • Experience in technically leading projects, and team sizes above 3-5 people.

Skills

    • Thorough understanding of electrochemical characterization e.g. EIS, SOH analysis, charge acceptance, cycle life, abuse testing, etc.
    • Experienced in cell assembly and current best practices in battery manufacturing.
    • Thorough understanding of degradation and failure mechanism of lithium-ion batteries.
    • Experience developing technical specifications for materials, components, and assemblies.
    • Individual drive and flexibility to work in a rapidly developing entrepreneurial environment.
    • Resourceful, organized, with strong attention to detail and excellent interaction skills, capable of rapidly integrating observations and results into subsequent development activities.
    • Familiarity with Statistical Analysis and Design of Experiments preferred.

Our offer: What we will do for you

LionVolt offers a challenging and international environment at the forefront of battery technology, in an international team. This is your opportunity to work on next-gen technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society. By joining us, you will be part of a motivated team of disruptive innovators and thinkers striving to contribute to a sustainable world.

We will offer market level salary and benefits based on your qualification and experience. Additionally, we will sponsor your Highly Skilled Migrant work permit, and 30% tax ruling application, where relevant.

About the company

LionVolt is a high-tech startup working on a revolutionary solid-state battery. Our Mission is to develop and scale 3D solid-state batteries to deliver the highest performance, fastest charging, safest, and most sustainable battery solutions. This is enabled by the combination of our novel 3D battery architecture, with unique coating processes for the various materials in the battery. Our dream is to start working on a Giga factory within five years, targeting the fast-growing battery industry.

Interested?

If you are interested and like more information, then please email careers@lionvolt.com. If you wish to apply, then please submit your CV and include a motivational letter.