Publication Date:  Jun 9, 2024

Salzgitter, DE

Company:  PowerCo SE

Sodium Ion Materials Expert (all genders)

Technological development I Graduates
With whom you will CELLebrate

The mission has started. We proudly announce that in our Battery Valley we are starting our own battery cell production and the ramp up of our worldwide headquarters for global cell manufacturing. The CTO organization takes care of the battery cell development. Our responsibility includes research, predevelopment of materials and components, series development, prototyping, testing and analysis of battery cells. 


How you will CELLebrate

  • Be part of materials innovation team in developing of advanced sodium-ion batteries
  • Perform material screening and selection by data-driven evaluation based on electrochemical testing and analytics (SEM, PSD, XRD, BET, etc)
  • Manage supplier development of sodium-ion materials for improvement of performance, battery life and safety
  • Plan and execute DOEs for material optimizations in sodium-ion prototype cells
  • Identify intellectual property (IP) topics and organize related research activities 

What you need for our CELLebration

  • A university degree in chemistry, electrochemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering
  • Professional experience in the field of battery cell development/research
  • Strong knowledge of electrochemical characterization and common analytical methods
  • Excellent time management to work under tight deadlines in volatile start-up company
  • Excessive communication skills in a diverse environment (suppliers, experts, technicians, management)
  • Excellent English skills (both written and oral)

What else can you bring

  • PhD related to the topic of sodium-ion batteries or materials
  • Experience with new battery chemistries and designs
  • Fluency in other languages (Chinese, Korean, German)

What to look forward to

  • Flexible working hours from 28 to 40h per week
  • Possibility of a 4-day-week (up to 35h per week)
  • 30 days paid + 10 days unpaid leave
  • Mobile work options
  • Relocation support
  • More benefits to come

We believe that the best results are created in a diverse and inclusive environment. 
Therefore, all qualified applications will be considered for employment regardless of age, race, religion, gender (identity), sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Requisition Number: 1823