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Battery Scientist

Pittsburgh PA

Aquion Energy is producing a revolutionary battery based on novel ambient-temperature hybridion technology. The Aquion solution offers an advantaged value proposition in nearly all stationary storage use cases; beyond minimized materials and manufacturing costs, the core technology has exceptionally long life, is safe and is environmentally benign. This position offers an unrivaled opportunity to join a well- funded clean technology start-up at a very exciting stage in its development.


Summary Description:

The Battery Scientist will work under the direction of Director of R&D to develop new materials employed in energy storage devices. The Battery Scientist will oversee synthesizing/utilizing novel materials (including electrolytes) for battery applications. Expected duties include but are not limited to materials synthesis R&D, electrochemical battery system design, new battery structure design, support future materials scale-up production. The Battery Scientist will cooperate closely with other team members to make progress on next-generation energy storage devices.


Essential Job Functions:

• Examine new materials employed in various energy storage devices

• Define protocols and SOPs for electrolyte R&D and production purposes

• Extensive knowledge in electrochemical reactions

• Capability to design experiments and test battery materials

• Capability to collect, evaluate, and present data from equipment

• Capability to identify/troubleshoot the root causes when batteries fail

• Capability to follow safety procedures in the lab/factory



• Expertise on materials synthesis/modification/purification

• Five years or more experience preferred on battery materials R&D

• Advanced degree in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrochemical Engineering, or equivalent

• Chemistry lab experience

• Familiar with electrochemical cell mechanisms (Li-ion battery/supercapacitor/other batteries)

• Capability to meet OSHA standards for manual lifting guidelines: < 50 lbs.

• Experience with chemical lab safety training

• Experience with three-electrode cell and electrochemical cell tests is a plus

• Experience with Li-ion batteries/supercapacitors R&D is a plus


Travel requirements:

Minimum travel is required. Domestic and International Travel to suppliers and manufacture plant oversea, trade shows and other sites will be required on a variable basis.


Please submit resume to Mention the title “Battery Scientist” in the subject line.

Posted May 16, 2018

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