Materials Research Engineer - Energy Storage
Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday
Dyson requires a skilled and highly motivated chemist to help it achieve its current and long term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities Key responsibilities: Reporting to the Energy Storage Materials Team Lead, you will join a cross-functional team of engineers and electrochemists to push towards innovative materials development with targeted specifications.
• Contribute to lab synthesis and pilot scale production of innovative battery materials. Push research towards target specifications such as energy density and efficiency within the planned timeline of each research project that would contribute to improving product performance.
• Demonstrate hands-on experience in chemical reactions and process equipment used in lab and pilot production scales.
• Apply your knowledge to the synthesis of new materials with targeted compositions and quality. Design routes for material synthesis, including composites and electrochemically active materials.
• Manage collected data and decant key figures of merit.
• Analyse the structural and material properties, and report on their effectiveness as next generation electrochemical device.
• Address and overcome potential scale up issues involved with the development of new materials.
• Generate new and innovative materials with strong & high value IP.
• Work closely with other scientists and engineers to ensure that the product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met, within the planned timeline of the project.
• Communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status to a broad spectrum of associated project members and senior management.
Education and experience:
• Minimum MSc/MChem degree (2:1 degree or better) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent with a demonstrable level of experience in a related field.
Minimum technical experience and knowledge:
• Experience and knowledge in synthesis and materials chemistry. Hands-on experience with different synthetic and processing routes of inorganic materials.
• Ability to design, carry out chemical reactions and materials processing for further optimisation.
• Safely handle materials and good laboratory practice in compliance with corporate and chemical hygiene policies, including health and safety, COSHH and risk assessments
• Deep understanding of material structure-property relationships and able to use a variety of techniques to characterise structure and materials properties.
• Expert knowledge in diffraction and quantitative analysis of structural materials. Use of electrochemical characterisation methods for performance evaluation.
• Contribute to the development of innovative materials and optimal composition for use in electrochemical devices. • Familiar with discovery and process development of new materials for performance verification and evaluation
• Ability to establish material quality standards including process and quality control
• Conduct benchmark studies, organise sample, statistical and data analyses to guide materials development.
• Provide regular updates on progress through presentations and progress reports
• Experience with material processing, reaction kinetics and characterisation tools
• Experience with industrial R&D including scale-up and quality control.
Essential behavioural skills:
• Self-starter with high level of scientific creativity, open mind and aptitude for problem solving.
• Organised, good analytical ability and attention to detail.
• Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.
• Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values that would result in great Dyson products.
• 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.
• Excellent team working skills, and willing to share, listen to and help others.