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Senior Research Engineer / Project Manager - Cell and Electrode Engineering at Conamix, Inc.

Senior Research Engineer / Project Manager - Cell and Electrode Engineering

Conamix, Inc. Ithaca, NY Full-Time
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Conamix is seeking a Senior Research Engineer / Project Manager of Cell and Electrode Engineering to innovate with us! We are a start-up company developing advanced materials for lithium ion batteries and looking to make a big impact. Our dedicated team includes senior scientists, experienced management, industry expert board members, and professional investors. The Senior Research Engineer will play a key role in directing our research and development strategies alongside senior leadership. This position is based in Ithaca, NY, a quaint city known for its beautiful gorges and waterfalls and as home of Cornell University.

The candidate will have a proven ability to innovate and execute in the field of engineering and materials. Career experience in cell engineering a must, with track record of solving difficult technical problems through innovation and rigorous R&D execution. It is expected that this position will have direct reports up to a PhD level, and will report to the Vice President of Research and Development.



  • 5-10 years of relevant experience in engineering and energy storage research. Ideal candidate will have experience in pouch cell fixturing, Li-ion cell design, mechanical characterization of cell components, and failure mode analysis.
  • Demonstrated strong technical leadership and interpersonal skills. Prior supervisory experience.
  • Hands-on experience characterizing, evaluating, developing devices in a lab setting.
  • Ability to design efficient test methods for reduced learning cycle time.
  • Experience managing projects and technical team members.
  • Experience and capability to present results and communicate professionally.
  • Successful grant identification and grant writing experience preferred, but not required.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to execute on multiple projects and solve problems in a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Unrestricted right to work in the U.S., without need for future visa sponsorship.


  • Generous paid time off package
  • Health, life, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan
  • Workplace perks such as snacks/coffee and flexible work schedules

Conamix is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proactive and independent project management: technical workstream planning, execution, and communication of results.
  • Supervision of direct reports. Positive guidance and mentoring of technical staff, while maintaining a high-performance team environment.
  • Design experiments based on mechanical, physical, and thermal principles, literature review, consultation with scientific advisors, and prior results.
  • Characterization of materials using equipment internally and in shared facilities.
  • Maintain understanding of outside published scientific work relevant to core Conamix efforts and communication of results to team as needed.
  • Assist in IP searching, patent application, and grant application preparation as needed.

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