Electrochemist - electrolyte development for battery science and technology

Employer
ALPE
Location
Alpha-En Corp. Research Facility in Yonkers
Salary
Competitive for an R&D electrochemist; commensurate with experience.
Posted
Jul 09, 2019
Closes
Sep 07, 2019
Ref
ALPE-ELEC3
Work Function
Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time

Alpha-En Corporation is seeking a full-time electrochemist specializing in electrolyte development for rechargeable lithium batteries. The successful candidate should be committed, focused, detail-oriented, able to collaborate well with other staff members with a shared vision, and demonstrate excellent organizational communication skills. Primary job responsibilities will include generating new ideas and approaches for novel electrolyte formulations for lithium film production in accordance with alpha-En’s technology roadmap.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct benchmark studies on electrolytes - lithium salts, solvents, additives, and provide technical assessment for their potential benefit.
  • Inject innovative thinking and introduce novel electrolyte formulations (new additives, solvents, lithium salts etc.) for reproducibly producing lithium films in accordance with alpha-En’s core technology in a cost-effective way.
  • Electrolyte and electrolyte additives development for improved lithium metal anode cell cycling.
  • Analysis of Li metal morphology and SEI chemical composition in relation to its cycling in lithium batteries.
  • Develop a mechanistic understanding of Li-metal anode cell performance failure modes.
  • Ability to work independently and provide expertise to the team effort.

Specific Skills

  • Experience in lithium-ion electrolyte systems, including solvents, salts, additives development.
  • In-depth knowledge and extensive hands-on experience in conducting various electrochemical experiments (chronopotentiometry, chronoamperometry, cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and unambiguously.
  • Expertise and hands-on experience in organic chemistry including synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation are desired.

A PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or closely related discipline is anticipated. The job location is in the alpha-En research facility in Yonkers, New York. The salary will be competitive for an R&D battery scientist, commensurate with experience. Applicants must be lawfully allowed to work in the United States. Alpha-En Corporation (https://alpha-encorp.com/) is an innovative clean technology company focused on enabling next-generation battery technologies by developing and bringing to market pure, state of the art materials produced in an environmentally sustainable manner. Submit (email) a short cover letter together with your resume to careers@alpha-encorp.com.

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