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
Workplace perks such as snacks/coffee and flexible work schedules
Conamix is an equal opportunity employer.
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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