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Sr. Research Associate- Battery Materials

Company: Cabot Corporation
Location: Billerica
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

Your Role at Cabot: An exciting opportunity in Cabot's Battery Materials Group! Work under limited supervision to perform hands-on laboratory tasks in support of product development for lithium-ion battery application. May provide training and/or technical guidance to less experienced employees. How You Will Make an Impact:
Work closely with scientists and engineers to develop carbon performance materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries
Will be involved in the development of new methods, modification of the materials, formulations, or processes
Evaluate performance of the additives: electrode fabrication, mechanical testing, conductivity measurements, coin cell assembling & testing
Set up, troubleshoot, and maintain test equipment
Gather, organize, and summarize results in excel spreadsheets. Provide updates at the team meetings
May assist in the training of others in the areas of testing, compliance, equipment, and safety requirements
Perform laboratory work safely and skillfully. Maintain lab to high standard of housekeeping
Actively embrace Cabot's safety culture
What You Will Bring to Cabot:
Secondary degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or Polymer Science with a minimum of 4 years of related experience, OR
Associates degree in technical discipline with a minimum of 2 years of related experience, OR
Post-secondary degree (Bachelor's/University) in a technical discipline; 1+ year of related experience.
Demonstrated knowledge in the specified field (chemistry/electrochemistry/chemical engineering/material science). Basic understanding of cathode and silicon anode active material synthesis, Cabot products and their functionalities in lithium-ion battery application is highly desirable.
Prior experience with testing lithium ion batteries or other electrochemical systems/processes is preferred. Hands-on experience with MACCOR testing equipment is a plus
Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, good hands-on lab skills
Ability to develop and produce R&D reports. Basic knowledge of statistics as used in data generation and presentations
Ability to classify and organize data in a logical and orderly way as well as plan work to ensure timely completion of assignments
Display great care in observing and following the protocols and standard operating procedures
Collaborative attitude and inter-personal skills; willing to share information and resources with peers. Team player; "can do" attitude. #CIND

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