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Senior Advanced R&D Battery Materials Research Engineer

QS Japan
3 months ago
Full time role

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Manufacturer of lithium batteries designed to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries. The company engages in the manufacturing of electric ...

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QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage with solid-state lithium-metal battery technology. The company’s next-generation batteries are designed to enable longer range, faster charging and enhanced safety in electric vehicles to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future.

QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage with solid-state lithium-metal battery technology. The company’s next-generation batteries are designed to enable longer range, faster charging and enhanced safety in electric vehicles to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future. QuantumScapeは独自の固体金属リチウム電池技術によって、エネルギー貯蔵を変革するためのミッションに乗り出しました。QuantumScapeの次世代電池は、電気自動車の航続距離、急速充電性能、および安全性を向上するために設計されており、従来のエネルギー源から低炭素社会への転換を支えます。
Are you an engineer or scientist who loves working on new groundbreaking technologies, together with a diverse team in a rapidly evolving market? 急激に発展するマーケットの中で、多様なチームメンバーとともに革新的な技術を探求してみませんか? QuantumScape is expanding our Advanced R&D team to the Asia-Pacific region, in our newly established R&D Center in Kyoto, Japan. We are seeking experienced research scientists fit for the role of a forward-thinking Senior Battery Materials Research Engineer - Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS ) that is a versatile researcher who is looking for technical challenges and professional growth. The individual most successful in this new role would be a materials scientist or engineer with a background in battery research. We are seeking a researcher to further improve the performance of our novel solid-state battery materials. This role is inherently hands-on in lab and requires a strong understanding of data analysis and experimental rigor. QuantumScapeはアジア初の研究開発拠点として京都にR&Dセンターを設立し、R&Dチームを拡張しました。QuantumScapeは新しい技術的なチャレンジと成長を追い求めるSenior Battery Materials Research Engineer - Senior Member Technical Staff (SMTS) として、経験豊富で多彩に活躍する研究者を探しております。電池に関する研究開発を行われた経験のある研究者もしくはエンジニアに最も適したポジションです。QuantumScapeの革新的な固体電池の性能をさらに向上できる研究者を求めております。研究所での実験作業に従事いただくため手を動かす機会が多くあり、データ解析能力や判断力も必要とします。

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES • Effectively design and execute experiments to identify suitable materials for high energy density QuantumScape battery cells • Understand the failure modes and requirements of battery cells and develop new materials to overcome those limits • Perform failure analyses and materials characterization to assess new materials • Optimize electrode and electrolyte materials meeting requirements from customers and the market • Collaborate with the global team of chemists, materials scientists, process engineers, and technicians in a fast-moving, multidisciplinary environment • Deliver high-quality technical reports to the global R&D team • Consciously follow lab EHS standard to assure safe daily operations • Proactively prepare the equipment and lab setup necessary for the R&D activities
• QuantumScapeの高エネルギー密度電池セルに適した材料を見出すための実験を効果的に計画・遂行する • 電池セルの劣化モードや必要となる特性について理解し、材料開発を通じてそのような障壁を克服する • 新規材料の特性理解をするために、評価や劣化解析を行う • 顧客やマーケットの要求に合わせて、電極材料や電解質材料を最適化する • 多くの専門分野にわたり、変化にとんだR&D活動においてグローバルR&Dチームメンバーと協働する • 高品質なレポートをグローバルR&Dチームと共有する • ラボでのEHS基準を意識しながら、安全に日々の業務を行う • 研究開発に必要な装置やラボ環境を積極的に導入・準備する
SUCCESS FACTORS • Passionate for making an impact on the world’s energy challenges • Strong communicator who enjoys working in a team to solve complex challenges • Motivated by new challenges and easily embraces learning new techniques • Enjoys working within a diverse and global team • Action-oriented and willing to make mistakes and adjust to reach the final goal • Self-motivated and have a track record of learning new skills and techniques, and applying those to achieve results • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, and adapt quickly to changes • Shows customer (external and internal) focus• 世界のエネルギー問題に対してインパクトのある解決を与えることに情熱的な方 • 複雑な課題にチームとして挑むことを楽しめるコミュニケーション能力の高い方 • 新しいチャレンジに動機づけられ、新しい技術を習得することに熱心な方 • グローバルで多様なチームの中で協働することを楽しめる方 • ミスをしながら微調整することでゴールを目指す、行動力のある方 • 新しいスキルや技術を習得し、応用した経験がある自発的な方 • 急速に変化する環境で奮起し、変化に対して適応できる方 • 顧客志向をもって業務を進められる方
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field with experience in battery materials and analysis; or MS degree in science and engineering with a minimum of 4 years of industrial experience in the energy storage industry • Direct experience with synthesis or characterization of active materials or electrolytes and in-depth knowledge of electrochemical testing • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of safe chemical handling and experience in following laboratory practices • Sound understanding of materials science fundamentals
• 材料科学、化学工学、その他関連領域において博士課程を修了し、電池材料やその分析について経験のある方、もしくは理学や工学分野において修士課程を修了し、産業界においてエネルギー貯蔵分野に4年以上の経験のある方 • 活物質や電解質の合成や分析での実務経験があり、電気化学評価について深い見識のある方 • 化学物質の安全な取り扱いやラボでの研究開発活動についての実践的な深い見識のある方 • 基本的な材料科学についての充分な理解のある方
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Proven experience with sophisticated material characterization methods • Proven experience in Lithium-ion battery research or development • Track record of working in a global team using English as a common language
• 高度な材料評価技術の実践的な経験がある方 • リチウムイオン電池の研究または開発の実践的な経験がある方 • 英語を日常的に使いながらグローバルチームと働いた経験のある方

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, lab area, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time • Reaching and twisting motions with hands
• 業務はドライルーム、ヒュームフード、ラボエリア、グローブボックスなど作業場での精密な作業を要する • 立ち作業や座り作業を一定時間行う • 手を伸ばしたり、ひねったりする作業を行う We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Manufacturer of lithium batteries designed to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries. The company engages in the manufacturing of electric ...

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