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Research Engineer

Company: NantWorks
Location: Culver City
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

NantWorks (the "Company") is the parent company of various private and public entities that are changing how we work, live and play. We focus on three main categories: life sciences; energy & renewables; and media & technology. We invest in strategies that improve our core capabilities and in brand new industries, poised to change mankind for the better. By capturing tomorrow's opportunities through scientific processes and entrepreneurial philosophies, we are at the forefront of emerging high-growth technologies across a wide range of industries.

The Company is a mandatory vaccination employer for COVID-19 and its variants. The Company requires that its employees be fully vaccinated as of their start date. If you require a medical or religious accommodation we will engage in the interactive process with you. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to start. If we make you an offer and you are not yet vaccinated, we will accommodate a delay in start date. The Companymay also mandate that its employees receive vaccine boosters, and all accommodation laws will be followed.

Company Overview

At NantG Power, we believe that the future of renewable energy begins with you. NantG Power delivers battery technology breakthroughs that enable the world's fastest growing industries including renewable energy storage, electrification of automobiles, aviation, and heavy equipment, consumer electronics and data centers among others.

Position Overview

The R&D Battery Engineer will be responsible for development, selection and validation active materials across the anode and cathode portfolio. This includes developing and characterizing active/passive materials, developing slurry and coating recipes, building cells, and cell testing. This individual will be a key contributor in advancing NantG Power's competitive advantage to drive energy density, power density, safety, and materials sustainability improvements at scale. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of scientific achievement in the areas of Li-ion batteries, nanomaterials, and/or electrochemistry.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Design and develop the next generation of lithium-ion cells
  • Mixing and coating at benchtop- and pilot-scale
  • Characterization using standard materials science tools
  • Cell assembly at the mAh- and Ah-scale
  • Cell testing and data presentation
  • Collaborate with cell modeling teams and battery engineering groups to verify accuracy of performance models
  • Collaborate with QC team to establish acceptance criteria for all incoming materials
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities as assigned Job Qualifications
    • B.S./M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or related technical field
    • 2+ years of experience in electrochemistry
    • Resourceful problem solver with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player as well as provide creative out-of-the-box solutions
    • Understanding of electrochemical processes as they relate to lithium batteries
    • Knowledge of pouch, coin cell, cylindrical, and prismatic cell assembly at a lab and pilot scale
    • Experience with data processing (Microsoft Excel or other) and statistical methods (Minitab or other)
    • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives
    • Strong understanding of materials characterization tools such as SEM, XRD, XPS, Raman, BET, TGA/DSC, and chromatography techniques
    • Strong communication, documentation and organizational skills
    • Ability to use statistical tools to support proposed solutions
    • Strong understanding of current and historical state-of-the-art in the battery industry

      Job Location: Culver City, CA

      Salary: $95,000.00 annually

      *All hires are based upon successful completion and passage of a background check.

      We offer competitive benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, 11 designated holidays, Paid Time-Off program, and Employee Assistance Program.

Keywords: NantWorks, Los Angeles , Research Engineer, Engineering , Culver City, California

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