Associate Member of Technical Staff, Cell Development

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


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 laboratory facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, and a strong and clear set of values.
Do you want to learn about and work on this critical part of the future energy economy? As a part of our Cell Development team, you will develop cell prototypes, test platforms, and production processes to help put this technology on the road.

Responsibilities:

Develop half-cell, full-cell prototypes in conjunction with electrical qualification, improve performance characteristics of next-generation batteries
Analyze battery test data, organize and communicate findings to the larger team, and suggest new pathways for development
Maintain a clean, organized lab workspace
Improve build processes prototype and production cell builds and recommend corrective actions
Generate quality experimental results to inform data-driven decisions
Contribute significantly in the lab perform electrochemical and physical characterization experiments, improve existing characterization tools, and develop new tools as needed
Propose research strategies and design experimental plans
Review scientific literature on battery technology to synthesize new ideas

Experience and education:

BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Material Science (or equivalent) with 0-2 years of experience working in a R&D environment.

Skills and Knowledge:

Prior experience working with thin film deposition methods, rheology optimizations, slurry formulations and casting is preferred
Experience in coin, pouch, Swagelok cell assembly, electrical measurements is strongly preferred
Competent in safe laboratory practices especially in handling powders, solvents and chemicals
Organized and detail-oriented in recording and managing experimental activity
Ability to communicate clearly and openly; strong affinity for teamwork
Proficiency in MS office suite, and willingness to learn additional specialized programs
You love working closely with a team in an energizing environment
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.