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Senior Materials Engineer, Battery R&D at Form Energy

Senior Materials Engineer, Battery R&D

Form Energy Somerville, MA, MA Full Time
Form Energy is a team of passionate people tackling the challenge of climate change through transformationally low cost energy storage.  Our team members are active learners who enjoy working on tough technology problems in massive markets and embody our values of humanity, excellence and creativity. The company is backed by a diverse set of committed investors and we have raised over $360M to date.
Role Description
We are seeking a hands-on individual to join a small project team within the internal Form Futures group, which develops early-stage ideas and explores novel chemistries to enable decarbonization of our electric grid. This Senior Materials Engineer will join a small team developing an electrochemical system that may be Form’s next product. The ideal candidate will dive into hands-on lab work, both following established protocols and developing new ones. This lab work may include building cells and cell components, figuring out better ways to make and assemble our electrodes, and performing end-of-life characterization. This candidate is safety-conscious and works with attention to details, to documentation, and to learning. We use Python and JMP for analysis; the ideal candidate will be comfortable using or learning some engineering coding language. 

What You’ll Do:

    • Design and execute experiments to answer specific questions
    • Design, execute, and maintain both standard and non-standard electrochemical testing
    • Improve and optimize electrode fabrication methods for research and development
    • Characterize cells in order to build mechanistic understanding of the system
    • Work with mechanical engineers to design new test fixtures
    • Work towards clear milestones


What You’ll bring:

    • BS required in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or similar field
    • 5+ years experience working on battery testing or electrochemical cycling
    • Experience with statistical analysis using tools such as JMP
    • Excellent communication skills within a group of peers and the broader organization
    • Basic laboratory safety knowledge and wet chemical handling experience
    • Experience organizing and managing electrochemical test infrastructure
    • Experience developing or optimizing electrode fabrication
Form Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need. We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. We offer a 401k and all employees are granted stock options. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page. 
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
 

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