Scientist for solid state battery assembly and testing (M/F)
Solvay
Brussels, Belgium
6 dagen geleden

General Information

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress.

The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars : protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life.

The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems.

Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.

2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.

The Research & Innovation function (R&I) leads Solvay into new growth territories with breakthrough innovation to generate new products, applications and processes in the field of sustainable chemistry.

Partners with the GBUs to deliver more value and leverages the Group’s capabilities to improve competitiveness and create new business opportunities for Solvay and its customers.

Solid state battery will be one of the largest opportunity of grow in the coming years, but is also one of the fields with a broader need of innovation, in the products and, as well, in the fabrication processes.

The Solid State Battery Applicability (SSBA) lab located in Brussels NOH R&I center is currently looking for a Scientist (M / F) to internalize some competence in assembling and testing solid state pouch cell batteries with the final aim to characterize and improve Solvay materials used in the different battery’s components.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

The Scientist (M / F) will be in charge of developing the expertise and the technology to assembly solid state pouch cells (up to 1 Ah size) in collaboration with a team of expert laboratory technicians and several scientists of SSBA Lab.

Being the final scope the evaluation of Solvay’s materials in battery, it is important to build each layer of the battery properly and to set the right conditions for testing.

The aim of this activity is either to provide guidance for the Solvay’s material improvement and to develop the right procedures for its use to Solvay’s customers.

The candidate will report to the SSBA Lab manager and interact on daily basis with the battery teams in Brussels, Bollate (IT) and Paris (FR).Main objectives :

  • Develop, optimize and scale to pouch cell level, up to 1 Ah size, the assembly of solid state battery (Gen 4, including between others Li metal anodes and high voltage cathode active material);
  • Interact with electrochemistry and material development experts, lab technicians and project managers on a daily basis to make converging the existing expertise in a state of art solid state battery assembly;
  • Contribute to SSBA laboratory equipment identification and selection, focusing on safety and operational excellence;
  • Provide data and support to the CTD (technical assistance teams) and program managers in the interaction with customers;
  • Contribute to ideation on the development of product / process to enrich Solvay IP portfolio;
  • Ensure its own competence development to adapt to the need of the company and projects.
  • Education and Experience

    The applicant (M / F) should hold a degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Material Science or equivalent formation and a PhD or equivalent experience.

    At least 5 years of experience at industrial level in the battery field is requested, ideally in solid state batteries. A proven record of collaborative projects involving industrial / private stakeholders and customers would be a plus.

    Skills

  • Safety focused
  • High proactivity
  • Hands-on in the lab, not worried to work in collaboration with lab technicians when needed
  • Capacity to analyze the problems from a theoretical point of view, strong interaction with other scientists and project managers is expected
  • Excellent communication skills required (both written and oral) in English. French or other European languages are considered an asset.
  • Analytical thinking, problem solving mindset
  • Team player and trustful
  • Curious, self-motivated and eager to develop
  • Accept to work in high risk / high rewarding field of solid state battery.
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    Additional Information

    2 years contract

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