Senior Member of Technical Staff, Battery Scientist

  • QuantumScape
  • HQ- San Jose, CA
  • May 05, 2020

Job Description

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

QuantumScape is a start-up located in San Jose, California working on new energy storage technology to allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. Our leap in energy density and recharge rate is enabled by a solid-state chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state-of-the-art laboratory facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, and a strong and clear set of values.Do you want to learn about and work on this critical part of the future energy economy? As part of our Cell Development team, you will work directly with scientists and engineers refining and scaling the production of next-generation batteries.
RoleQuantumScape is seeking a highly motivated battery scientist with excellent fundamentals to further improve the integrated performance of our novel solid-state battery materials. You will learn how the technology works, develop new techniques for characterization, and work with the broader team to improve our materials and processing.
Experience and education PhD in materials science, chemical engineering, applied physics, or related field preferred or MS with a minimum of 3 years experience in materials research and development
Skills & KnowledgeExperience in multi-phase materials chemistryDevelopment of and responsibility for a processing toolDemonstrated ability to characterize, understand, and improve a processKnowledge of statistical process control and repeatability/reproducibility techniquesCapable of working independently and driving projects to completionAbility to communicate clearly and candidly; strong affinity for teamworkReferences can attest to your passion, curiosity, creativity, and integrityReply directly to and reference this position.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.

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Organization type



51-200 employees  



Climate Solutions

Energy Storage (Distributed)

Climate Impact Statement

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.