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Battery Scientist I/II
Beltsville, Maryland, United States - 20705

Battery Scientist I or II Job Description

Ion Storage Systems creates batteries that are safer, lighter, and enable form factors with tighter packing density that enhance system performance. We are backed by leading venture capital firms including Alsop Louie Partners, Clear Creek Investments, VoLo Earth Ventures, and Toyota Ventures and recently closed an oversubscribed Series A funding round in mid-2022 to enable the growth of the team and commercialization of the technology.

We offer an inclusive environment with opportunities for growth and believe that a thriving workspace leads to a thriving company. We hope you will contact us to learn more and to be a part of our diverse, collaborative team!

We are looking to add a full-time Battery Scientist I or II B.S./M.S.-level to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Cell R&D Manager and will target improved understanding of our next-generation lithium metal battery technology at the cell level. This work will be achieved through characterization of component materials, assembly and testing of batteries, electrochemical experiments, and data analysis. Candidates for this position should possess a strong desire to learn new experimental and analytical techniques along with the underlying electrochemical and mechanical fundamentals.


Perform research on battery cells and component materials using electrochemical experiments, mechanical characterization, materials characterization, and destructive physical analysis

Fabricate lithium metal batteries and conduct testing with a focus on rigor, repeatability, and statistical analyses in an industrial setting

Design and fabricate custom tools and fixturing for battery cell assembly

Design experiments to analyze the mechanical properties of battery cells and cell components

Effectively document and communicate experimental design, results, and uncertainties

Identify opportunities to improve R&D processes for better reproducibility, yield, and safety

Maintain lab cleanliness and promote environmental health and safety in the daily work environment

Required Experience:

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field

M.S. with an experimental research focus OR at least 3 years industry experience

Laboratory-based research work in engineering or applied sciences

Experimental measurement and analysis of mechanical properties of materials and components

Required Skills:

Demonstrated ability to design experiments to measure mechanical properties and relate to observed performance and outcomes

Excitement and ability to design and build apparatus for custom experimental design

Computer-aided design software SolidWorks, Fusion360 and 3D printing

Strong understanding of structure/property relationships

Data analysis using programming languages such as Python and Matlab

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

Excellent organizational skills

Encouraged, but not required:

Fabrication and testing of electrochemical cells, including voltammetry, galvanostatic charge-discharge, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, etc.

Department: Cell R&D

Location: Beltsville, MD

Reports to: Cell R&D Manager


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer the following company benefits:

Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance

Stock options in an early-stage company

Fully in-person employment with flexible schedule

Company and floating holidays

17 days of PTO to start, with increase upon tenure

401k plan with a 4% company match beginning after first paycheck

Wellness allowance of $1k annually

Company Description

Ion Storage Systems Inc., located in Beltsville, MD, is a rapidly growing company commercializing its breakthrough lithium metal battery technology based on discoveries made at the University of Maryland. The company is committed to developing products that will impact everyday life on a global scale. Our technology improves product performance and safety in a variety of applications including, defense and aerospace, consumer electronics, electrified transportation, and renewable energy storage. Our team is made up of innovative, driven & creative individuals who are passionate about their work. The company offers an inclusive environment, growth opportunities and encourages work/life balance.

To all recruitment agencies: Ion Storage Systems, Inc. will not accept agency resumes for this role. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs email, or to any Ion Storage Systems employees or any other company email address. Ion Storage Systems is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Ion Storage Systems, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

*Eligibility to work in the United States as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident is required for consideration. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as well.