Lithium-Ion Battery Engineer Position - Cell Prototyping
CIC Energigune - Energy Cooperative Research Centre
Miñano Alava, Spain
CIC energiGUNE is seeking an experienced/Senior engineer to work on the development and assembly of advanced Li-ion batteries with silicon-based anodes.
Define and develop novel methods for the formulation and assembly of state-of-the-art electrode material.
Provide technical direction and execution for the electrochemical testing and analysis of advanced Li-ion pouch cells to understand factors limiting lifetime and performance. Lead implementation of solutions.
Define, validate, and optimize testing protocols like formation cycles and application of specific cell testing.
Deliver feedback to R&D and industrialization team to guide material optimization which is aligned with customer specifications or final use requirements.
Investigate battery or cells failure mechanisms and perform root cause analysis to create mitigation plans.
Contribute to cell engineering efforts informed by commercial specifications for high energy density applications based on advanced Li-ion cells.
Transfer existing R&D processes from lab scale to pilot line.
Interact with suppliers, participate in materials selection and technological solutions.
Contribute to the development of intellectual property towards industrialization.
At least 5 years of related engineering experience designing, fabricating, and testing electrochemical cells (pouch cell preferred).
Deep understanding of electrochemistry, silicon and graphite-silicon composite anodes, electrolytes (including salts and additives) and their SEI and cathode materials.
Familiar with advanced analytical techniques to support material optimization studies.
Good verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish or Basque valuable but not compulsory).
Demonstrated self-motivation and ability to work independently.
A good team player who can collaborate with other groups, academic and industrial partners.
Highly motivated to transfer technology to the industry.
Knowledge of Safety Awareness.
Experience in next fields is required:
Development and processing of graphite-silicon based Li-ion anodes and cells.
In-depth understanding of composition-process-structure-property relationships.
Experience in next fields is valuable:
Roll to roll process/continuous processing.
Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) methodology and/or statistical methods.