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14141 W. Highway 290, Building #400 Austin, TX, USA 78737
+1 (512) 387-2553
www.rolled-ribbon.com
 
Cell Engineer
 
Company:
Rolled-Ribbon Battery Company is a privately-held company that has developed and patented Rolled-Ribbon® technology – game-changing technology that produces the best high-power high-capacity Li-ion cells and batteries. The company is preparing for the commercialization of its technology, including the development of its first commercial products and the construction of a manufacturing facility in Austin, TX. Currently, the company is growing its core team to bring Rolled-Ribbon® products and technology to market. This position represents an opportunity to be a significant part of creating the next “big thing” in Li-ion battery systems. The company provides competitive compensation and excellent benefits.
 
Position:
The Cell Engineer will be responsible for conducting projects and tasks under the supervision of the Manager of Cell Engineering and in collaboration with mechanical, electrical, and software engineers. As the company is a young startup, the candidate should be interested in all electrochemical, chemical, materials, mechanical, environmental, and safety aspects of Li-ion cells and batteries. Previous relevant industrial (preferred) and/or academic experience is desired; however, a candidate possessing high-level critical thinking and analytical skills, strong quality and work ethics, disciplined and teachable attitudes, and an internal drive for problem solving and achieving results, while possibly lacking specific battery experience, will be successful for this position. Initially, development projects and pilot line production tasks will center on the designs and builds of the initial product offerings as the company seeks “design wins” from prospective customers. This is a key position with planned progression to leading projects, and possibly supervising teams as the company grows. Accordingly, the candidate should be an experienced hands-on engineer/scientist with good teamwork and communication skills. The candidate should be forward-thinking, proactive and attentive to detail.
 
Requirements:
BS, MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science with knowledge of/experience in the design, build, and testing of electrochemical systems, and an interest in Li-ion cell and battery production
Experience in three or more of the following areas:
o Planning and executing technical experiments and investigations, including documenting (a plus)
o Manipulating, interpreting, and reporting test data
o Selecting, procuring, and using instruments, equipment, tools, and materials
o Working in a laboratory (including using a glovebox) and special environments (e.g., dry room)
o Designing and building electrochemical cells (Li-ion, a plus)
o Testing and characterizing – performance and safety – Li-ion cells (a plus)
Knowledge of Li-ion cell production processes, cell testing methods, and applications
Knowledge and exercise of relevant environmental, health and safety practices
Proficiency with computer software; Microsoft Office® (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Visio a plus)
Good communication skills: oral, written, and interpersonal
 
Application Information:
If you are interested in this position and feel that you are qualified, please forward your resume to Donald Pile, Manager of Cell Engineering, at donald.pile@rolled-ribbon.com.
 
April 25, 2018

Cell Engineer (Rolled Ribbon, Austin, Tx. 78737)

Posting date: April 25, 2018

Company: Rolled-Ribbon Battery Company is a privately-held company that has developed and patented Rolled-Ribbon® technology – game-changing technology that produces the best high-power high-capacity Li-ion cells and batteries. The company is preparing for the commercialization of its technology, including the development of its first commercial products and the construction of a manufacturing facility in Austin, TX. Currently, the company is growing its core team to bring Rolled-Ribbon® products and technology to market. This position represents an opportunity to be a significant part of creating the next “big thing” in Li-ion battery systems. The company provides competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

 

Position: The Cell Engineer will be responsible for conducting projects and tasks under the supervision of the Manager of Cell Engineering and in collaboration with mechanical, electrical, and software engineers. As the company is a young startup, the candidate should be interested in all electrochemical, chemical, materials, mechanical, environmental, and safety aspects of Li-ion cells and batteries. Previous relevant industrial (preferred) and/or academic experience is desired; however, a candidate possessing high-level critical thinking and analytical skills, strong quality and work ethics, disciplined and teachable attitudes, and an internal drive for problem solving and achieving results, while possibly lacking specific battery experience, will be successful for this position. Initially, development projects and pilot line production tasks will center on the designs and builds of the initial product offerings as the company seeks “design wins” from prospective customers. This is a key position with planned progression to leading projects, and possibly supervising teams as the company grows. Accordingly, the candidate should be an experienced hands-on engineer/scientist with good teamwork and communication skills. The candidate should be forward-thinking, proactive and attentive to detail.

 

Requirements: 

* BS, MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science with knowledge of/experience in the design, build, and     testing of electrochemical systems, and an interest in Li-ion cell and battery production.

* Experience in three or more of the following areas:

o Planning and executing technical experiments and investigations, including documenting (a plus)

o Manipulating, interpreting, and reporting test data

o Selecting, procuring, and using instruments, equipment, tools, and materials

o Working in a laboratory (including using a glovebox) and special environments (e.g., dry room)

o Designing and building electrochemical cells (Li-ion, a plus)

o Testing and characterizing – performance and safety – Li-ion cells (a plus)

Planning and executing technical experiments and investigations, including documenting (a plus)
o Manipulating, interpreting, and reporting test data
o Selecting, procuring, and using instruments, equipment, tools, and materials
o Working in a laboratory (including using a glovebox) and special environments (e.g., dry room)
o Designing and building electrochemical cells (Li-ion, a plus)
o Testing and characterizing – performance and safety – Li-ion cells (a plus)

* Knowledge of Li-ion cell production processes, cell testing methods, and applications.

* Knowledge and exercise of relevant environmental, health and safety practices.

* Proficiency with computer software; Microsoft Office® (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Visio a plus).

* Good communication skills: oral, written, and interpersonal.

 

Application Information:

If you are interested in this position and feel that you are qualified, please forward your resume to jobposting14@rolled-ribbon.com.

 

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Scientist – Experimental Heterogeneous Catalysis & Electrocatalysis (Job ID 305665) (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA)

Posting date: August 11, 2016

Within the Physical Sciences Division, the Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) facilitates collaborative research and development in catalysts for a secure energy future. We are seeking a mid-level research scientist to contribute to and develop a strong program in heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis as part of a larger team focused on the fundamental research in bio-, homogeneous, and heterogeneous catalysis and surface science.

As a contributing heterogeneous catalysis scientist and electrochemist, this person will contribute to heterogeneous catalysis and electrochemistry efforts across the Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) and will be responsible for strengthening collaborative programs in both heterogeneous catalysis and electrocatalysis. It is expected that the applicant will connect his/her research interests with other interests in the IIC, including heterogeneous catalysis, surface science, homogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis.

Preferred education and experience includes:
* PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering or a closely related discipline with at least 3 years of experience post doctorate.
* Established career in R&D, international visibility, publication record commensurate with previous activities.
* Proven ability to develop and manage scientific research.
* Experienced in managing projects and operating laboratory facilities.

About PNNL
At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity, collaboration, impact and courage provide the foundation for all we do.

For more information on these positions, including minimum qualifications and expectations, please contact:
  Gary Worrell
  Senior Technical Recruiter
  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  P.O. Box 999, MSIN K9-21
  Richland, WA 99352
  (509) 372-4721
  gary.worrell@pnnl.gov
Or visit our jobs site at http://jobs.pnnl.gov, referencing the Job ID 305665.

 

Harvard logoPostdoctoral Research Position on Small Organic Molecule Synthetic Chemistry for Grid-Scale Electrical Energy Storage (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Posting date: March 11, 2015

A postdoctoral research associate position is available for the synthesis and testing of redox-active small organic molecules for electrical energy storage, such as the quinone/hydroquinone couple used in a flow battery described in [1]. The position is for one year and may be extended for a second year if performance justifies continued funding.

The cost of wind and photovoltaic (PV) electricity have dropped so rapidly that their intermittency is the greatest remaining technical obstacle to getting the vast majority of our electricity from these safe, renewable sources. Grid-scale storage could solve this problem, but currently no cost-effective solution exists to this large-scale storage problem.

The advantages of liquid flow batteries are giving them increased attention for grid-scale electrical storage. Conventional solid electrode batteries can maintain peak discharge power for less than an hour before being drained, whereas several hours to days are required to match variable sources like wind and PV with the fluctuating demand for electricity. In a flow battery, the discharge time may be made as long as needed by increasing the size of the storage tanks for the liquid reactants and products. Liquid flow batteries can also last for many more cycles than solid batteries, whose electrodes degrade after a limited number of cycles.

With Harvard's new approach to aqueous flow battery chemistry, electrical energy is stored through electrochemical redox reactions of small organic molecules, and returned to the grid through the reversal of these reactions. This particular approach has advantages over other flow battery chemistries, including high power density, inexpensive chemicals, energy storage in the form of safer liquids, and inexpensive components. The novelty of the aqueous organic redox approach creates great opportunities for improvement of performance by the design and synthesis of new organic molecules.

This research project is a collaboration between the experimental chemistry group of Prof. Roy Gordon of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the materials group of Prof. Michael Aziz in SEAS, and the theoretical chemistry group of Prof. Alan Aspuru-Guzik in CCB. In the Gordon lab the researcher who takes this position will synthesize molecules predicted to be advantageous by the Aspuru-Guzik group, and characterize them in collaboration with others in the Gordon and Aziz laboratories. S/he will also characterize the interaction of these molecules and their supporting electrolytes with ion-selective membranes and non-selective porous separators.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated strong skills in organic synthesis.
  • Familiarity with large-scale industrial chemistry.
  • Pragmatism in meeting project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Availability to begin the position by July 2015.
  • All the work for a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Electrochemistry, or a related field must be completed by June 2015.

Apply:

Interested parties should send a single pdf file including a C.V., a list of publications, and a list of and contact information for at least two professional references to: synchem-postdoc@seas.harvard.edu. Make the subject line of the email message: "Postdoc in synthetic chemistry for flow batteries"

Full consideration will be given to all applications received by April 15, 2015; applications received thereafter will be considered until the position is filled. Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Reference

[1] B. Huskinson, M.P. Marshak, C. Suh, S. Er, M.R. Gerhardt, C.J. Galvin, X. Chen, A. Aspuru-Guzik, R.G. Gordon and M.J. Aziz, "A metal-free organic-inorganic aqueous flow battery," Nature 505, 195 (2014). [dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12909]

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Principal Scientist I Electrochemist, Sequencing (Mountain View, CA)

 
Posting date: July 22, 2014
 
About Roche
At Roche, 85,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.
 
The Position
Genia Technologies is a biotechnology instrumentation company dedicated to making genetic testing easy and affordable. We are developing a revolutionary, low cost, portable, DNA/RNA reader that can be used to improve the lives of people in a wide variety of applications including the timely screening of newborns for diseases and the diagnosis of cancers and infectious diseases.
 
The Senior Scientist will:
    Lead efforts in modeling and characterizing electrode behavior and electrode processing
    Closely collaborate with analog systems engineers, computational biologists and experimental biochemists/biophysicists
    Engage with scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines; as such, good communication skills are critical.
 
Who you are
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
Qualified candidates will:
    Have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field
    Several years of industrial experience is preferred
    Experience with SPICE and analog circuits is a plus
 
Roche logoThe next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button at this link: [http://careers.roche.com/usa/jobs/united-states/research/2963840045/principal-scientist-i-electrochemist%2c-sequencing.html].

Roche is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.



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