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Senior Scientist – Material Development (Inorganic)

Senior Scientist – Material Development (Inorganic)

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  • Understand company business strategies/plans and develop advanced material technologies to meet company goals.
  • Work in a team to design advanced Si-based anode materials for Li-ion battery applications including nanostructure design and synthetic approaches
  • Prepare and execute experimental plans in material synthesis, characterization, and evaluations. Integrate results to understand relationships between material structure, property, and performance.
  • Monitor emerging technologies in the field and incorporate new ideas to ensure the company’s leading position in Si-based anode materials.
  • Provides technical supports for process development, manufacturing, quality, and commercial teams.
  • Engage with customers to help their adoption of Nexeon battery material products.
  • Contribute to the technology direction of Nexeon by participating in technical reviews of related project activities.
  • Present key technical results to other teams and senior management.
  • Collaborates with the IP department to assist in IP strategies, patent generation, and IP management.
  • Ensures a high level of safety awareness, being an active voice for continuous improvement and supporting all safety driven improvement activities

 
 Essential
•      PhD in material sciences, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, or other relevant scientific qualifications.
•      >5 years of direct industrial experience in material product development focusing on inorganic material synthesis and characterization, ideally for battery anode materials or solid electrolyte batteries.
•      Skills in setting up product specs, conducting product failure mode and effects analysis, and organizing product design review, verification, and validations.
•      Hands-on ability in synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials. Skills in material structure design, synthetic approaches, control of crystal nucleation and growth, and characterization/correlation with mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical performances.
•      Evidence of high impact journal publications or published patents in related fields.
•      Experience in troubleshooting technical problems and responsibility for resolving product/process issues.
•      Capable of designing structured experiments and analysis utilising statistical methodologies.
•      Skills in troubleshooting of technical problems in material synthesis, characterization, and performance.
•      Excellent communication (written and verbal) and technical reporting skills 
•      A sound approach to health, safety and environmental aspects in the laboratory
•      Skills in leading a team and supervising junior scientists and technicians.

 
Desirable
•      Familiar with quality control systems and procedures for the accuracy and validity of testing data.
•      Knowledge in electrochemistry and Li-ion battery, ideally related to Si-based anodes.
 
Other:
•   A predominately (>70%) lab-based hands on, practical role where meticulous attention to detail is expected.
·     This role will also have some additional responsibilities relating to either lab stewardship, QEMS support, Fire Marshall or First Aid.
    

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