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Are you ready to join a growing research group in energy storage and batteries? Do you have a strong background in chemistry or process engineering with experience in inks and coatings development, and/or battery cell design and manufacture? We are looking for a Lead Engineer to drive our electrode and cell scale-up production and test activities with our industrial and academic partners.
The project will deliver breakthrough knowledge for the benefit of all battery manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace and marine. Our pilot line facility is unique within the UK and will allow manufacturing and scientific challenges such as improving energy density, power density, quality, cost, functional safety, reliability and improving lifetime to be addressed for the benefit of industry.
Ideally you will have significant experience in developing electrode inks and coatings and/or battery cell design and manufacture, and have excellent working knowledge of process and quality control.
Experience of electrochemistry would be an advantage but not essential. You will have a high level of attention to detail with previous experience of record keeping for quality purposes and traceability. You will be experienced in leading the planning and running production and test activities and delivering projects to time and budget. Your good and adaptable communication (oral and written) and presentation and training skills will enable you to work effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues and project partners
In addition to this, you will possess a good honours degree or equivalent in chemistry, physics, materials, engineering or another relevant discipline and ideally a doctorate level qualification in a relevant research field (or equivalent).
A good honours degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Engineering or related discipline.
Significant experience in battery scale up, including experience of industrial R&D and first implementation in 'real world' environment
A high level of attention to detail with previous experience of record-keeping for quality purposes and traceability
A good understanding of battery electrode development (mixing and coating) and/or battery cell design and manufacture.
Ability to perform detailed data analysis and interpretation to present results and make recommendations via briefings, presentations or written reports
Experience in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation
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