Member of Technical Staff, Materials Engineer

  • QuantumScape
  • HQ- San Jose, CA
  • Jul 01, 2020

Job Description

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

Are you passionate about energy storage and ready to contribute in the race for a better battery? QuantumScape is a well-funded start-up located in San Jose, California, and is working on a groundbreaking solid-state battery technology for electric vehicle applications. We are seeking a motivated and hardworking researcher study the solid-solid interface. Our ideal team member is self-motivated, can deliver against tight development schedules, has good interpersonal skills, can work independently as well as in teams and enjoys working on challenging and impactful projects.

WHAT'S IN THIS ROLE:-  Characterize solid-state materials and understand their surface/interface properties-  Modify and engineering interface properties to improve lamination quality-  Design and/or customize R&D tools to enable materials research-  Introduce and qualify new processes to our baseline process-  Collaborate with engineers from multiple disciplines to optimize solutions and ensure that device design and performance goals are met; deliver high-quality technical report
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Master’s degree in Materials Science/Chemical Engineering or Bachelor's degree with a year of experience in a relevant industryKnowledge of safe laboratory practices, especially in handling chemicalsAbility to perform work in a glovebox, dry room or fume hoodMotivated to learn new techniques and refine existing techniquesHand-on experience in materials synthesis or device fabrication and characterizationsSolid background knowledge in electrochemistry and solid-state ion conductorsPerform under pressure in an energized and a fast paced environment; love working in a team setting and capable of working independentlyClear verbal and written communication skills to logically communicate ideas and thought processes
HIGHLY DESIRED NICE TO HAVESMaster’s degree in Materials Science/Chemical Engineering and 1+ years of experience in battery researchExpertise in interface characterizations including both sample preparation and data analysisSolid understanding in ceramic materials phase diagrams and solid-state ion conduction mechanismsExperience in working with a glovebox, dry room, or fume hoodProficient in bulk and surface analysis techniques: SEM, XPS, XRD, SIMS, Raman, DMA, mechanical testingYou are disciplined in your approach and rely on the application of statistical methods for experiment planning, data analysis, and process control 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.

Organization type



51-200 employees  



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