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Battery Cell Materials Engineer

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
 
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
 
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
 
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
 
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a Battery Cell Materials Engineer with practical experience in EV batteries and passion to advance battery cell technology. This position requires strong scientific background in electrochemistry, cell materials, and cell design application. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, and possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

Role:

  • Lead and execute development of battery cell materials, including anode, cathode, separator, and electrolyte
  • Work cross-functionally to brainstorm and co-develop new cell concepts and specifications
  • Work hands-on to produce electrodes and build cells to assess performance in energy density, power density, DCR, heat generation, and cycle life
  • Perform materials characterization, analysis, and selection; collaborate with modeling engineers to develop understanding and build technical roadmaps and plans
  • Develop and execute collaboration strategies and programs with advanced material vendors
  • Design and conduct experiments internally and with vendors to optimize electrode material, performance, and safety
  • Design and document material or electrode processing parameters and communicate key learnings to cross-functional teams to drive innovation and development

Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of the physics and fundamentals of lithium ion batteries
  • Experience in materials characterization and applying appropriate or developing new analytical techniques to understand material properties
  • Ability to identify correlations between material properties and device performance
  • Excellent problem solving and experimental design approach, driven by curiosity and attention to detail
  • Experience working with external parties to drive battery material development, cell design optimization, and cell manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrated track record of successful introduction and development of new material to full cell production
  • Excellent communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments – experience communicating with external parties and building strong new relationships is a plus
  • B.S. degree or higher in engineering or science and at least 3 years of industry experience (fewer for candidates with advanced degrees)
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
 
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Newark , Battery Cell Materials Engineer, Other , Newark, California

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