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Electrochemist Scientist

Alsym Energy

Alsym Energy

United States
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Title: Electrolyte Scientist/Electrochemist

Industry Background: Energy storage systems is a rapidly emerging field. Over the last few years, supply-chain constraints and significant safety incidents arising from lithium-ion batteries globally have resulted in a dramatic increase in costs and reduced confidence in the reliability of the technology. Alsym is working on an exciting proprietary aqueous battery technology that is expected to compete with state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries while offering the technology at a fraction of the cost and with inherent non-flammability.

Key Qualifications:

  • PhD. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, or related discipline
  • 2+ years industry experience with electrolyte development for batteries
  • Recent PhDs or Postdoctoral fellows with extensive hands-on battery experience will also be considered.
  • Hands on experience in battery assembly and teardown techniques for coin/pouch cells
  • Deep knowledge of fundamental electrochemistry and understanding of critical battery tradeoffs
  • Knowledge of common electrolyte systems; including common electrolyte salt, solvents, additives, and a good understanding of their role in device performance.
  • Strong candidates will be proficient in various electrochemical and chemical characterization techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, galvanostatic cycling, GITT measurements, XRD etc.
  • Previous work experience with moisture sensitive materials in a glovebox or dry room set up is a plus.
  • Ability to advance multiple projects in a fast-paced and multidisciplinary environment.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with computational scientists and implement new technology from concept through detailed design and testing/demonstration.
  • Work with a cross-company team of diverse backgrounds to understand and maximize battery performance by designing novel electrolytes and improving existing electrolyte formulations.
  • Work in tandem with synthesis team to assess and enhance the electrochemical performance of new materials and develop mechanistic understanding.
  • Advance the development of physicochemical analyses such as conductivity, transference number, diffusivity, and cyclic voltammetry.
  • Assemble, test and complete post-mortem analysis of pouch cells/coin cells to develop a good understanding of SEI formation and perform failure mode analysis.
  • Communicate technical findings and propose corrective actions.

Compensation, Benefits, and Perks:

We are committed to providing equitable compensation and a healthy working environment for our employees with a benefits package that provides the support that you need. We cover 80% of the employee’s premium medical insurance cost through Blue Cross Blue Shield, dental insurance through Bento Dental, offer a flexible Paid Time Off program, and maintain a firm Harassment Policy that includes Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, & Gender Protections. Every employee is also eligible for PFML, 401k, and stock options. A full listing of our benefits may be provided after an offer has been issued.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity & inclusion 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.