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Posted 3 July, 2018 — Vacancies

Battery R&D Technician Vacancy

About the role:

This is a lab technician role, and to give you an idea of your daily activities, you might be:

  • Working with the responsible scientist to carefully produce Sodium Ion battery cells for research and testing purposes
  • Getting involved with the production of battery cells from start to finish, producing coatings, electrode preparation, electrode stacking, cell packaging, electrolyte filling, and cell formation and testing
  • Reporting critical production feedback to help assist with the optimisation of the production process
  • Scale up and optimisation of novel battery materials, including materials synthesis and characterisation
  • Optimising battery performance through identifying and resolving problems
  • Examining and evaluating battery electrochemical cycling test data as well as ex-situ diagnostic studies

About you:

  • You’ll have a STEM or Technical degree, though Chemistry would be preferred, or equivalent experience in an R&D environment
  • You’ll have excellent attention to detail and be keen to accurately capture the parameters of experiments you’re conducting
  • You’ll be working with others and so be committed to working in a safe and conscientious manner
  • You’ll have some laboratory or production experience, either in a commercial organisation or through University
  • Ideally, you’ll have experience with battery materials, inert atmosphere glove box procedures, and electrochemical techniques
  • You’ll be willing to travel for occasional national and international excursions, if required

Important information:
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
Start date: July/August 2018, or as soon as possible
Salary: Competitive/negotiable based on experience

How to apply:
Please submit a CV and covering letter to info@faradion.co.uk by 9am on Monday 16th July 2018.

Please ensure that your covering letter outlines any skills and experience relevant to the activities described above and specifies why you’re interested in joining the team at Faradion.


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