Battery Research Scientist
Office: Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)Location: Washington, DCRequisition No: 01.09.2023Job Title: Battery Research ScientistPosition Overview:Excet, Inc. is in search of a battery research scientist who will work as a leading member of the technical team performing R&D activities in an advanced battery research group at a U.S. Navy laboratory. Candidates must have experience developing materials, components and/or management systems for lithium-ion or similar chemistry batteries to advance performance or safety aspects. Ideal applicants are adaptable to changing projects, self-starters, have the ability to work independently, natural troubleshooters with a vision to translate basic and applied research into tangible technologies and capabilities. Other primary tasks include:Design, develop and execute experimental research plans to support lithium-ion performance and safety programs.Fabricate experimental coin and pouch cells for electrochemical, spectroscopic, optical and materials characterization.Collect, organize, analyze materials and battery characterization data.Communicate data results at weekly progress report meetings.Write reports and articles for publication in academic literature.Prepare and provide presentations at scientific conferences and program reviews.Perform basic post-mortem analysis of electrochemical cells.Engage with R&D scientists and engineers to support battery research and development efforts.Ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD security clearance. Desired Skills & Experience:Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field.3+ years of experience in industrial or academic settings related to lithium-ion batteries (materials, cell components, cells and cell assembly or battery management).Experience with galvanostatic battery cycling.Experience with thermal characterization of commercial battery cells to include, isothermal calorimetry and accelerating rate calorimetry is preferred.Expertise in in-operando characterization of experimental battery cells to include optical, UV-vis, computed tomography and high energy, synchrotron-level, characterization is preferred.Demonstrated expertise and extensive hands-on experience in fabrication, characterization and evaluation of battery materials, electrodes and cells.In-depth knowledge of electrochemical processes in batteries and understanding of state-of-the-art advancements published in journal literature. Motivated to work independently and within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of likeminded scientists and engineers in support of the U.S. Navy mission.Ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD security clearance. Type of Position: Full-Time Travel: Very limited - conferences primarily. Most of the project will be based at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. Excet, Inc. offers a collaborative team culture where you can use your skills and experience to advance your career and make a difference. We're looking for intellectual curiosity, a high level of comfort with complexity, and a desire to work in a wide range of challenging environments. The company specializes in finding the right people for any research, engineering, or project management challenge. We offer an employee benefits package and overall cost structure that attracts and retains the highest quality of employee. If you have talent, experience, and a desire to advance your career, come join our team. Excet, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and participates in E-Verify.