Associate Member of Technical Staff, Research

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Research /
Full-Time/Part-time
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.


We are developing batteries that will power the next generation of transportation. Do you want to learn about and work on a critical part of the future energy economy? As part of our Advanced Research team, you will scout the frontier of our technology to tackle high-risk, high-reward projects. You will work with the co-founder and CTO plus a small team to prototype new materials, test platforms, and production processes to help put our technology on the road.
You are an engineer who loves moving quickly and working on leading edge technologies. You are a good communicator and an extraordinary teammate. You seek out challenges and learning opportunities. You want to work in a startup environment: a fast pace energizes you, you can wear several hats and pitch in where needed. You are creative and high energy.

Responsibilities:
 
Identify root cause for failed devices by linking electrochemical performance to physical and chemical analysis results.
Use process knowledge to propose creative improvements for mitigating failure modes in existing devices.
Maintain clear communication in a cross-team collaboration. Perform data analysis and prepare reports to share with the broader team.

Minimum Requirements:

BS in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, or a related field
Experience conducting experiments in a laboratory setting

Preferred:

Familiarity with data processing and/or statistics at the undergraduate level
Practical knowledge of electrochemical systems or materials chemistry
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.

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