Senior R&D Battery Chemist

14 Jan 2022
15 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
An Edinburgh-based energy storage innovator currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chemist / Chemical Engineer to join their team to support the development and commercialisation of their exciting new battery technology.

This company is motivated to reduce carbon emissions across society to help reach net zero and reduce fuel poverty with the help of their ground-breaking flow battery they designed using Lithium Sulphur (Li-S) battery technology as a foundation.

As a Chemist / Chemical Engineer, you will carry out innovative battery research tasks in order to improve and further develop this cutting-edge flow battery technology. You will work closely with the Chemistry Team to achieve flow battery development goals set by the company.

Main responsibilities:

Conduct research tasks with the intention to help improve electrolytes, cathode and anode subsystems and the membranes
Liaise with a technically diverse, distributed team across the company and with external partners
Undertake any necessary training on Li-S flow battery technology
Support the Chemistry Team
Take responsibility for identifying priorities, risks, equipment needs, and research opportunities

Key requirements:

Strong knowledge of electrochemistry and batteries (preferred experience with Li-S batteries or Li-Ion batteries)
Knowledge of battery characterisation, different chemical subsystems of batteries and battery development
BSc or higher degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or relevant discipline
Experience undertaking literature surveys, documentation, and reporting
2 years' experience in the industry would be preferred
Experience working on Li-S, Li-ion, flow battery, or related research fields would be advantageous
Hands-on experience in organic/inorganic chemical R&D would be a plus
Excellent project management and organisational skills
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Confident networking with industry researchers to improve the flow battery product

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Candidates with previous experience or job titles including; Battery Chemist, Lithium Ion Battery Chemist, Battery Engineer, Research Chemist, Chemical Engineer, Research Engineer, Battery Research Scientist, Electrode Engineer, may also be considered for this role.