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You are dedicated to serving internal customers with a high degree of professionalism. You like to continuously improve turnaround times, efficiency, quality, and impact of data. You have a high level of attention to detail that translates into your work. You are meticulous with documentation and data handling. You have the ability to juggle multiple tasks and curiosity to match.

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Under the guidance of senior technical staff, this position is responsible for contributing to materials and process development through physical and chemical characterization of materials, maintaining data integrity, and executing lab procedures in coordination with other staff. This position will aid in solving technical problems directed at the synthesis and characterization of innovative materials for lithium ion batteries.

This position is based in Ithaca, NY, a small cosmopolitan known for its beautiful gorges and waterfalls and is home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. The successful candidate will solve difficult technical problems through innovation and rigorous R&D execution. This position will report to the VP of Research & Development.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare and perform a variety of materials characterization techniques using internal and shared facilities, e.g. FTIR, UV-Visible spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), SEM/TEM, Electrochemical techniques (CV, RDE)
  • Data analysis and presentation to internal teams and external partners as needed
  • Set-up experimental apparatuses as needed in chemical hoods and/or oxygen free glovebox environments
  • Contribute to the design of experiments based on previous results, literature review, and consultation with scientific advisors
  • Follow documented Standard Operating Procedures for all recurring experiments.
  • Follow established safety protocols and follow EH&S procedures at all times.
  • Follow all company protocols related to confidentiality, assignment of inventions, and other policies.
  • Be aware of and comply with local, state, and federal laboratory safety regulations.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained in safe and clean conditions
  • Other duties as identified or assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • M.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or closely related fields is strongly preferred. B.S. with relevant experience considered in lieu of education.
  • Hands-on direct experience evaluating and developing new materials in a lab setting
  • Familiarity with materials characterization techniques, including SEM and XRD
  • Experience and capability to present results and communicate professionally
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to execute on multiple projects and solve problems in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Experience with electrochemistry is preferred but not required.

Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off package
  • Health, life, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Workplace perks such as snacks, coffee, foosball, & merit badge program

    About Conamix:

    Conamix is a team of work-hardened battery experts transforming sulfur cathodes from the out-of-reach holy-grail of lithium ion batteries into a global product with the energy, power, and cycle life demanded by the EV revolution. The company is using multiple breakthroughs in material science to unlock the potential of sulfur as an ultra-low-cost cathode for lithium ion batteries. Conamix has world class management, successful board members, and best-in-class investors.

    Conamix promotes a collaborative life-long learning mindset in a space where everyone cares deeply and works extremely hard to achieve technical excellence. Our company values healthy work-life balance, professional and personal development, and data-driven R&D.

    About Ithaca, NY:

    Ithaca is a beautiful year-round travel destination situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. It is a quaint city nestled on the southern tip of Cayuga lake. Ithaca is known for its diverse cultural life enriched in the sciences and arts. In addition, it is renowned for its natural beauty, lakes, waterfalls, gorges, and endless hiking trails.

    EEO Statement:

    Conamix, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of knowledge, skills, abilities, and business need.