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Battery Polymer Materials Analyst

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Jun 26, 2019

Role Number: 200074397

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In this role you will analyze properties of organic polymeric materials and electrolytes employed in batteries using various characterization techniques and communicate results to the team. You will develop analytical methods for new organic polymeric electrolytes and battery materials, and evaluate use of new techniques to enable better characterization capabilities.

As part of the materials characterization team, you will be expected to review data from other analysts as we coordinate the use of multiple techniques, to drive better understanding for mechanical, thermal and chemical properties for organic polymeric battery materials

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in industrial or academic settings related to characterization /development of advanced electrolytes or separators for batteries
  • Deep knowledge of batteries, battery materials and their characterization by X-ray diffraction and scattering methods
  • Experience in determination of physical properties of electrolytes: conductivity, density, viscosity, diffusion coefficient
  • Familiar with mechanical testing for polymers such as stress-strain, adhesion, peeling, puncture, nano indentation etc
  • Knowledgeable in monomers (incl. handling), polymer synthesis, polymer processing vs. polymer properties, polymer derivatization, inorganic-polymer composite design and synthesis, solvent interaction on a variety of monomers and polymer classes, chemical reactivity towards reducing and oxidizing agents, acids and bases
  • Good foundation in electrochemistry and electrochemical measurements (CV, EIS etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication and collaboration skills
  • Attention to details, ability to work well individually and in team settings

- Organize and carry out characterization tasks, analyze results, prepare reports for organic/polymeric battery materials ranging from determination of polymer properties (molecular weight, crosslinking degree etc.) to thermo-mechanical behavior of polymers at interfaces, and from chemical and physical properties to electrochemical response
- Determine the best techniques used to attain the desired information on battery separator, binders, electrolytes containing polymeric constituents, additives and ionic liquids
- Prepare samples for analysis, and develop appropriate sample preparation techniques for the preservation for the sensitive constituents to air, moisture etc.
- Collaborate with other departments including production and R&D to collaborate on projects involving characterization
- Train, guide and define tasks for technicians to facilitate work at high-standards

Education & Experience

PhD degree in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Materials Science or related field

Posted: 2019-07-28 Expires: 2019-08-26

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