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Cathode Material Engineer - Next Generation Battery

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
  • Västerås
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
  • Västerås

We are looking for an experienced cathode material engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent/bold/passionate Advanced materials team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing in next generation battery development and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job _ We are looking for a cathode material engineer for next generation battery development who has solid understanding and experiences in cathode materials such as high Ni NMC, Mn rich, LFP, etc.., and also can lead collaborations with various partners._

About the team
Advanced materials team is in charge of developing next generation battery technologies which can deliver better performances and benefits into conventional Li on batteries and Next generation batteries such as Lithium metal batteries.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing cathode materials for advanced Li ion batteries & Li metal batteries
  • Testing materials from a raw material level to a cell level
  • Designing new test protocols and procedures for new material R&D
  • Evaluating and investigating new materials for Li ion batteries & Li metal batteries
  • Collaboration with academia and industrial partners

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.

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, and grit.

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 from 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 Sep. 2022/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 :

  • Master's or PhD degree in engineering (material, chemical, mechanical or similar)
  • Good understanding on cathode materials for Li-ion batteries
  • Hands-on laboratory experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent English written and oral skills

Bonus points for:

  • 2+ Years of experience within Cathode Material
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment
  • Passion for challenging new things
  • Excellent for managing working tasks

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.

Hwamyung Jang | Contact Person

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