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Senior Material Engineer - Cathode

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an experienced cathode engineers to join our stellar/bold/passionate team in Västerås.

As an expert of cathode active material, you will work for developing CAM for EV batteries. The development of cathode active materials requires passionate action and a creative approach. You should have experience in designing cathode active material and be familiar with evaluating lithium-ion batteries. The works will be carried out with the consultation of senior engineers.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Active material evaluation in its physicochemical aspects including PSA, Re-Li, BET, TD, PD, KF, DSC, XRD, SEM in collaboration with QC lab.

  • Basic Slurry mixing and evaluation: acquiring basic mixing information for successful cathode slurry coating.

  • Basic electrode fabrication and evaluation such as electrolyte soaking, spring back, and adhesion test.

  • Basic cell fabrication and evaluation: especially coin cell fabrication and evaluation will be essential, it should be followed up and summarized by cathode engineers.

  • Electrochemical tests including EIS, Li plating, rate capability, cyclability, high temperature, and low-temperature characteristics: data organization and analysis will be very important part since it will give a clue to a selection of material and also the direction of improvement.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal-oriented, curious, and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and natural talent to make things happen. The electrolyte engineer is a vital member of the cell design team and a key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full-time employment, fixed salary.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements


  • A degree in BS/MSc or Ph.D. in chemistry, material engineering, chemical engineering, or related discipline is a must
  • Experiences in Active material evaluation

  • Curious, technically educated, and with a strong business background

  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

Bonus Skills/Abilities

  • Good English written and oral skills

  • 3+ years working experience in Li-ion battery/electrolyte development is a must

  • Highly organized and result-driven

  • An eye for detail

  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations

  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Has a can-do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour
  • Passionate & purpose-driven

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Rika Kato | Contact Person

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