Electrochemist - Energy Storage

Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday

Malmesbury

Description

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Electrochemist within the Energy Storage Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

Market Overview

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Function Overview

Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology. Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies. The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition and be ahead of the times. Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company, confirmed by the announcement of our development of an electric vehicle and investments in Sakti3 solid state battery technology. Successful applicants for this role will be part of the team driving these products and others forward. Dyson’s business has grown substantially over the last 5 years, with battery powered products being core to our growth. This growth has created an exciting opportunity within the team for an individual who is keen to push the boundaries of what it is possible to achieve with battery powered products.

Accountabilities

Reporting to our Senior Electrochemist, you will join a team of electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers in Dyson’s Strategy and Research Group. Your focus will be on the development of novel cell designs to meet Dyson’s Energy Storage requirements. In this role you will have access to the latest technologies from around the world and develop the next generation of batteries.

You will:

• Gain a clear understanding of Dyson’s Energy storage requirements and apply your knowledge to develop custom cells, enabling the next generation of our products.

• Use a combination of practical experience, modelling and theoretical knowledge to understand and optimise electrode design and prototyping.

• Apply strong characterisation skills to analyse electrodes utilising both physical and electrochemical tools. You will be able to apply these results to drive cell performance.

• Work within a small team to scale electrode designs from small scale batches to prototype cells. Utilising process insight and applied knowledge you will facilitate an accurate and efficient transfer of process.

Skills

Education and experience:

• Degree in a physical science discipline (e.g. Physics; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Engineering)

• Experience in electrochemical experiments, including: CC/CV, cyclic voltammetry, EIS

• Experience of a variety of electrode preparation techniques. Particular interest in alternative manufacturing routes, for example: extrusion, spray deposition, screen printing etc.

• Understanding of critical battery materials, including key trends and developments.

Desirable experience:

• Experience in developing polymer rich electrodes.

• Experience in developing lithium metal cells.

• Experience in preparing high solid content electrodes/coatings.

• Experience of electrode characterisation, for example: SEM, BET, mercury porisometry.

Essential behavioural skills:

• Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail.

• Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.

• To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner.

• Ability to identify and solve problems independently.

• Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks.

• Excellent team working skills.

Benefits Overview

In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the essential & desirable criteria as outlined above, plus details of your current and required package.

Posted: 15-Jun-2018

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