Member of Technical Staff - Battery Scientist

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – 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 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 battery 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.


Develop new processing techniques, and integrate them into a robust and scalable electrochemical device
Characterize physical and electrochemical properties of materials and devices using state-of-the-art analytical methods
Collaborate with colleagues from multiple fields to optimize solutions and 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 and chemistry 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 tackle 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 electrochemistry or energy storage-related projects
Development of and responsibility for a processing tool
Knowledge of statistical process control
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.

*QuantumScape does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.