Post-doctoral Research Scientist for Energy Storage

Job Description
The Energy Storage research group at IBM Almaden Research Center (San Jose, CA) is looking for a long-term supplemental research scientist (post-doctoral researchers) who will perform cutting edge research on next generation energy storage projects.

The candidate will focus on developing materials, process, and/or cell architecture for next generation batteries including IBM's new cobalt-free battery chemistry. The candidate will perform hands-on experiments with internal and external research colleagues. A strong background in one or more of the following technical areas is preferred: electrochemistry to understand fundamental battery chemistry, surface science focused on metallic anode protection (artificial SEI, surface modifications/coatings), high capacity anode development, and/or battery cell design/testing (ex. pouch cells or flow cells). The candidate must have good written and oral communication skills in English with the ability to focus on project metrics. The candidate will interact with a large, technically diverse, distributed team across IBM and with external partners.

MS Degree in material science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or other relevant disciplines *Basic knowledge in electrochemistry and battery
Preferred Ph.D Degree in material science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or other relevant disciplines

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic knowledge in electrochemistry and battery


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 2 year experience in battery research
  • At least 2 year experience in high capacity anodes, flow battery, or related research fields
  • Hands-on experience in pouch-cell assembly and testing


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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