Conamix is seeking a Senior Research Scientist to innovate with us! We are a start-up company developing advanced materials for lithium ion batteries and looking to make a big impact. Our dedicated team includes senior scientists, experienced management, industry expert board members, and professional investors. The Senior Research Scientist will play a key role in directing our research and development strategies alongside senior leadership. This position is based in Ithaca, NY, a quaint city known for its beautiful gorges and waterfalls and as home of Cornell University.

The candidate will have a proven ability to innovate and execute in the field of electrochemistry and materials. Career experience in Li-ion batteries is a must, with a track record of solving difficult technical problems through innovation and rigorous R&D execution. This position will involve both lab work and supervision of direct reports up to a PhD level. This role reports to the Vice President of Research and Development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Accountability for technical deliverables and proactive and independent project management.
  • Positive guidance and mentoring of technical staff, while maintaining a high-performance team environment.
  • Design experiments based on physical chemical principles, literature review, consultation with scientific advisors, and prior results.
  • Analysis of materials using characterization equipment internally and in shared facilities.
  • Maintain understanding of outside published scientific work relevant to core Conamix efforts and communication of results to team as needed.
  • Assist in IP searching, patent drafting, and preparation of grant applications as needed.

Qualifications:

  • PhD with 5-10 years experience in electrochemical energy storage research. Ideal candidate will have experience connecting electrochemical data to Li-ion cell design, failure modes, and microstructure.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership and interpersonal skills. Prior experience managing projects and technical team members.
  • Expertise with electrochemistry and Li-ion battery technology (cell fabrication, cycling equipment, air-sensitive components, etc.).
  • Hands-on experience developing and evaluating new materials in a lab setting.
  • Ability to design efficient test methods for reduced learning cycle time.
  • Experience and capability to present results and communicate professionally.
  • Successful grant identification and grant writing experience preferred, but not required.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and willingness to execute on multiple projects and solve problems in a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Unrestricted right to work in the U.S., without need for future visa sponsorship.

Benefits:

  • Generous paid time off package
  • Health, life, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) plan
  • Workplace perks such as snacks/coffee and flexible work schedules

Conamix is an equal opportunity employer.