Battery Research Scientist

 

Employer Information

 

Organization Name:

Cellec Technologies Inc.

Website:

www.cellectech.com

About Our Organization:

Cellec Technologies is pursuing a lithium balancing approach to zero-volt capability (Z-Safe) in any lithium ion cell chemistry without sacrificing energy or power density (Wh/L and Wh/kg). This novel approach improves the overall safety of the cells, and eliminates the need for storing and transporting lithium ion cells at a partial state of charge.

Department:

Research and Development

Reports To:

Christopher Schauerman

Job Location:

Rochester, NY-14623

Hours/Week:

Part Time ~20 hours/week

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Christopher Schauerman, President
Prepared Date: December 2, 2019

 

 

Supervisory (Responsibilities)

 

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees or co-ops; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

Job Purpose

 

Implement research and development processes for energy stroage applications to produce lithium ion cells of unique composition. Operate advanced cell manufacturing equipment in a dry room environment, and test lithium ion cells for performace and cycle life. Research and development efforts will be expected to move the energy storage technologies towards a manufacturable product. 

 

Tasks

 

  • Devise research or testing protocols.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Measure physical or chemical properties of materials or objects.
  • Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Prepare technical reports for internal use.
  • Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Produce images or measurements, using tools or techniques such as atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, or zeta potential analysis.
  • Supervise or provide technical direction to technicians engaged in nanotechnology research or production.
  • Collaborate with scientists or engineers to design or conduct experiments for the development of nanotechnology materials, components, devices, or systems.
  • Collect or compile nanotechnology research or engineering data.
  • Monitor hazardous waste cleanup procedures to ensure proper application of nanocomposites or accomplishment of objectives.
  • Contribute written material or data for grant or patent applications.
  • Inspect or measure thin films of carbon nanotubes, polymers, or inorganic coatings, using a variety of techniques or analytical tools.
  • Mix raw materials or catalysts to manufacture nanoparticles according to specifications, ensuring proper particle size, shape, or organization.
  • Compare the performance or environmental impact of nanomaterials by nanoparticle size, shape, or organization.
  • Develop or modify wet chemical or industrial laboratory experimental techniques for nanoscale use.
  • Process nanoparticles or nanostructures, using technologies such as ultraviolet radiation, microwave energy, or catalysis.
  • Prepare detailed verbal or written presentations for scientists, engineers, project managers, or upper management.
  • Implement new or enhanced methods or processes for the processing, testing, or manufacture of nanotechnology materials or products.
  • Prepare capability data, training materials, or other documentation for transfer of processes to production.
  • Analyze the life cycle of nanomaterials or nano-enabled products to determine environmental impact.
  • Develop or modify wet chemical or industrial laboratory experimental techniques for energy storage.
  •  Data collection, analysis, statistical understanding, writing and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Lithium ion cell fabrication and testing
  • Writiting battery testing schedules
  • Assisting with Cellec Technologies policy development
  • Supervise future scientist/engineers and train/mentor co-op student workers. 

Work Activities

  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Data Analysis and Figure Preparation
  • Participation in Sponsor Reviews
  • Travel to Sponsor Reviews and Professional Conferences  

 

Work Content

 

Physical Demands

The position requires that the employee will walk, sit, and stand.


Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment

The employee will occasionally lift packages, boxes, and equipment up to 25 pounds


Visions

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus


Work Environment

The employee is occasionally working near fumes or airborne particles; working with toxic or caustic chemicals; is occasionally exposed to rRisk of electrical shock; the employee is frequently working near moving mechanical parts

 

Qualification

Education and Experience

Years of Experience

5 Years Experience in Energy Storage

Education

Doctoral Degree

Degree or Formal Training Science/Engineering

 

Skills

Basic Skills

  • Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Mathematics

Using mathematics to solve problems.

  • Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Social Skills

  • Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

  • Instructing

Teaching others how to do something.

  • Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

  • Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

  • Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Complex Problem Solving Skills

  • Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Technical Skills

  • Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  • Quality Control Analysis

Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

  • Operation and Control

Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

  • Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  • Programming

Writing computer programs for various purposes.

System Skills

  • Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

  • Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

  • Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Resource Management Skills

  • Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

  • Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

  • Management of Material Resources

Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

  • Management of Financial Resources

Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

Desktop Computer Skills

  • Databases

Using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.

  • Graphics

Working with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.

  • Internet

Using a computer application to create, manipulate, edit, and show virtual slide presentations.

  • Navigation

Using scroll bars, a mouse, and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system. Being able to access and switch between applications and files of interest.

  • Presentations

Navigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve electronic mail (e-mail).

  • Spreadsheets

Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.

  • Word Processing

Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents

Knowledge

Specific Knowledge:

  • Nanomaterial Synthesis, Characterization, and Modification
  • Lithium Ion Chemistry and Material Properties
  • Material Science and Nanotechnology for Energy Storage
  • Lithium Ion Cell Design and Testing 

Required Background

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • English Language

 

 

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