Materials Engineer, Cathode

  • Form Energy
  • Somerville, MA
  • Feb 11, 2022
Full time role Chemistry Engineering: Hardware Engineering: Materials Engineering: All

Job Description

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 DescriptionWe are developing an Iron-Air “rust” battery and are looking for a Materials Engineer to take a hands-on role in which you will develop and characterize high-performing alkaline air electrodes. The Materials Engineer will be responsible for the mechanistic understanding of electrode components, and coordinate electrochemical and materials characterization efforts using internal instruments and external resources. This position will work closely with electrochemical scientists and materials processing engineers to enable the transition from scientific understanding to high-performing materials to best-of-its-kind electrodes. This is an opportunity to have a direct and daily impact on one of the key system components in an exciting energy technology startup.

What You'll Do:

  • Evaluate the properties and electrochemical performance of new electrode components at the material level
  • Characterize the electrochemical performance of new electrode components and formulations at the electrode level
  • Coordinate ex-situ (i.e. non electrochemical) materials characterization efforts with both internal and external resources
  • Work with external vendors for quality control and assurance of incoming materials
  • Create standard operating procedures for new, routine characterization efforts
  • Generate publication-quality internal reports to document all research activity and to propose future work

What You'll Bring:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrochemistry, electrochemical engineering, or related fields
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in electrochemical testing in either academia or industry (e.g.. RDE, EIS, cyclic voltammetry, constant current technique, constant potential technique, etc.)
  • Experience in material characterization techniques (e.g., SEM, EDS, ICP, XRD, BET, TGA, DSC)
  • Creative problem solving and critical thinking capability
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to teach and mentor colleagues on new methods and practices
  • Data-driven decision maker
  • Drives projects to completion
  • Good organizational and communication skills

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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