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Material Characterization Senior Scientist

Company: SES AI Corp
Location: Woburn
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Scientist, Material Characterization
About Us SES is the world's leader in the development and manufacturing of Li-Metal batteries for automotive applications including Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicles (eVTOLs). SES is an integrated Li-Metal battery manufacturer with strong capabilities in material, cell, module, AI-powered safety algorithm, and recycling. It is headquartered in Singapore and has subsidiaries in Boston, Shanghai, and Seoul. Its shareholders include General Motors, SK, Temasek, Tianqi Lithium, Applied Materials, Vertex, and Shanghai Auto.
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Position ScopeSES has an opening for a Senior Analytical Scientist, who is passionate about mobile energy storage and is an expert on Material characterization. The successful candidate is committed and dedicated, responsible, focused, detail-oriented, able to adjust in a fast-paced working environment, collaborate well with other staff members with a shared vision and demonstrate excellent organizational communication skills.
This position will be based in our Woburn, MA location.


  • Serve as an internal expert on Materials characterization techniques.
  • Lead test method characterization and validation activities.
  • Procure analytical equipment as and when needed.
  • Analysis of chemical, physical, and thermal properties of all battery materials and understand their interactions with each other.
  • Performs critical interpretation of analytical data; analyzes information to drive mechanistic understanding.
  • Develop a fundamental mechanistic understanding of Li-metal anode cell performance failure modes.
  • Ability to work independently in experimental design to resolve technical issues.
  • Be able to work in a team environment and provide expertise to the team effort.

    Specific skills/abilities
    • An ability to communicate new concepts and draw insight from discussions with coworkers.
    • Expertise and hands-on experience in operating and maintaining analytical instruments including but not limited to GC, FTIR, UV-Vis, DSC, TGA, SEM, XPS, Raman, IC, 1H-NMR, and 19F-NMR.
    • Ability to analyze data and draw deeper conclusions from analytical data to drive faster turnaround times.
    • Demonstrable track record of learning new technologies quickly and using your skillset to have a tangible impact in a short time frame.
    • Ability to onboard and integrate existing in-house knowledge with new discoveries and challenges being tackled in developing high-energy rechargeable lithium metal cells.
    • Ability to identify and execute testing metrics to shorten the cycle of learning.
    • A technical leader with the ability to positively influence peers and bring the team together.
    • Track record of intellectual property creation.
    • Experience working with moisture sensitive materials in a glovebox or dry room.
    • Nice to have: Experience in electrochemistry, specifically on lithium-ion batteries,

      • Doctorate in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related fields with 5+ years of industrial/academic experience.
      • Demonstrated passion to be in the mobile energy space.

Keywords: SES AI Corp, Boston , Material Characterization Senior Scientist, Other , Woburn, Massachusetts

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