Altris has an exciting job offer for a Cathode R&D Engineer who would join our growing cathode development team and play an integral role in the production of novel sodium ion cathode material which will be used in Altris’ internal cell development program and for external customers across a variety of applications.
As a cathode R&D Engineer, you will work in the core of Altris – where our cathode material is designed, researched and manufactured. You will be responsible for researching material and process improvements which are in line with the Altris cathode technology roadmap. This will entail working independently to design and execute experiments, synthesis of new material, analysis of the data and reporting to key stakeholders. This role will see the candidate collaborating with a wide range of teams (internal and external) in order to continually innovate both within the material and process fields.
You will work in a modern workplace with an innovative battery technology with the aim of enabling the transition to a carbon free society.
Work within the Cathode Development Team to develop the next generation of commercially viable Sodium Ion cathodes.
Carry out research activities to optimise the material properties of Altris’s novel cathode active material.
Undertake lab-scale production of new materials.
Develop clear and concise reports and present back to key stakeholders such as senior management, production team and external customers.
Collaborate with production and process engineers to ensure that the product designed is manufacturable.
Familiarity with industry standard material qualification equipment (SEM, PSD, XRD etc)
Masters Degree in Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or other related field Specific skills (e.g. specific programmes, languages, certifications etc.)
High level of accountability and responsibility; someone who thrives of finishing tasks / meeting deadlines.
Highly curious, eager to learn and can self-teach.
Experience using industry standard material qualification equipment (SEM, PSD, XRD etc)
In-depth understanding and experience working with inorganic chemical synthesis and analytical wet chemistry including evaluation of reaction and material properties.
Experience in industrial relevant cathode chemistries is preferred but not a requirement.
Experience in Sodium Ion Chemistry is preferred but not a requirement.
Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently.
Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressurised environment (start up)
Good communication skills in as you will work in close collaboration with a wide range of people (customers, suppliers, management, engineers and technicians)
Written and Oral Language Proficiency
Strong in English
Personal success factors
Creativity and GRIT with a can-do attitude
Accountability and responsibility
Openness for people’s ideas
Our journey began in 2015 when Ronnie Mogensen, a master’s student at the Ångström Advanced Battery Centre at Uppsala University, came across an enlightening study on sodium-ion batteries by the renowned scientist and Nobel laureate, John B. Goodenough. In search of a cathode for his master’s degree experiments, Ronnie teamed up with his supervisor, Associate Professor Reza Younesi, and material chemistry expert, Associate Professor William Brant. Together, they innovated their first Prussian White process.