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Postdoctoral Scientist/Engineer – Li-ion Battery Development & Modeling of Electrochemical Reactions

Giner, Inc. is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to lead R&D efforts on: (1) lithium-ion battery technology; and (2) physical modeling and experimental analysis of electrochemical reactions.

 Key responsibilities/Li-ion battery development:

  • Develop and optimize battery electrodes (cathode and anode) to improve performance
  • Fabricate and test lab-scale, prototype cells to screen materials and measure key performance metrics
  • Scale-up electrode formulations into roll-to-roll electrode coatings
  • Design, optimize, and scale up manufacturing of prototype pouch cells
  • Perform material characterization (SEM, EDX, XPS, etc)
  • Develop and test battery liquid electrolyte formulations through internal efforts and external collaborations to achieve stable electrochemical performance and extend cycle life during high voltage use conditions

 Key responsibilities/modeling of electrochemical reactions:

  • Modify and extend Giner’s software modeling tool to obtain reaction kinetic parameters from pulsed voltammograms
  • Develop an algorithm to identify reaction mechanisms for unknown samples
  • Research suitable analytes for experimental validation
  • Perform pulsed voltammetry experiments and analyze data to validate the modeling tool

 Required Qualifications                

  • PhD degree in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, or a related field
  • Strong background in Li-ion and Lithium-sulfur battery R&D and testing
  • Knowledge of battery cell manufacturing process and requirements
  • Failure analysis of battery cells
  • Strong background in applied electrochemistry and electrochemical analysis techniques
  • Strong experience with computational modeling of electrochemical systems
  • Programming experience in MATLAB
  • Experience performing hands-on wet chemistry and laboratory protocols
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (ability to document results, prepare reports, SOPs, and present results to internal and external collaborators)
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically to solve technical issues

 Additional Qualifications (highly desirable but not required)

  • Experience with pulsed voltammetry analysis
  • Programming experience with Python
  • Safety abuse testing of batteries
  • Testing of battery packs
  • Knowledge of battery management systems