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Manager of Advanced Materials

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

We are looking for an experienced engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent/bold/passionate the advanced material's team based in Vasteras in Sweden. By joining us, you will be a key player in developing cathode materials for Li metal based battery and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

  • Main: Developing next generation cathode for Li mater based battery and communicating with not only Cuberg in US which is a part of Northvolt departments, but also, world-wide frontiers who have state-of-the-art technologies.

  • Project leading-Na-ion batteries in terms of the new materials, cell designs and business strategies. (optional)

About the team

Advanced material's team contributes to Li metal anode, Silicon anode, Functional separator, Advanced Cathode, Na-ion batteries and other cell component materials which are necessary for improving current Li ion battery performances
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Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop next generation technologies for Advanced Li ion, Li metal batteries and Na-ion batteries.
  • Advanced materials include Li metal anode, advanced Cathode, and other cell component materials which are necessary for improving current overall battery performances
  • Evaluating and investigating new materials for Li ion batteries
  • Technology analysis & partnerships
  • IP strategy development

Describe personal success factors:
Example individual contributor:

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios 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 values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

Example leadership role:
The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

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

We believe that you have :

  • Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering field (e.g., chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or a related discipline) and 2+ years relevant experience, or M.S. with 4+ years relevant experience
  • Experience working with Cathode materials (eg, NMC) for lithium metal and/or lithium-ion batteries and/or sodium-ion batteries.
  • Comfortable working in a laboratory setting & willingness to conduct experiments in a glovebox and dry room environments.
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Excellent understanding on battery related materials
  • Experience in planning, developing, and executing the design of experiments for proceeding and testing of battery cell is a must
  • Experience in the selection, characterization, and validation of LIB materials is a plus (active materials, additives, binders, separators, electrolytes, etc.)
  • Excellent English written and oral skills

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Have the basic knowledge of LIB materials including Cathode materials and electrochemistry.
  • The experience of sodium-ion batteries is plus.
  • Operation skill of the measuring equipment required for analysis such as SEM, ToF-SIMS, XPS, etc.,
  • Excellent communication skills with relevant teams
  • Knowledge of the equipment required for sample production
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Have 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
  • Passionate & purpose-driven
  • Excellent skills for Microsoft offices (word, excel, ppt)

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

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.


Shintaro Kitajima | Contact Person

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