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Patent Engineer (Chemistry/Materials)

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more

Patent Engineer (Chemistry/Materials)

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Patent Engineer with a background in Chemistry or Materials technology to join our bold IP team.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Given the timing of you joining Northvolt and the early stage the company is in, you will be given a unique opportunity to have great impact in the development of a new company and industry in Sweden.

You will be a part of building Northvolt’s IP function and will support and advise different teams throughout the company in all kinds of IP matters. The initial scope of the role will depend on your background and experience level, but will likely include:

  • Driving freedom-to-operate investigations and evaluating the results; performing novelty searches, landscaping, and other IP intelligence work;
  • Managing inventions throughout their life cycle, including idea harvesting and analysis, and drafting and prosecution of patent applications;
  • Overseeing the work of outside counsel in various jurisdictions;
  • Participating in developing our IP strategy and work processes.

Apply with CV and cover letter in English or your complete LinkedIn profile. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so don't wait to apply!

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


  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Chemistry or Materials technology, coupled with an interest in working broadly with the different technical areas involved in battery manufacturing and recycling
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Patent Engineer / Patent Attorney / IP Manager OR as a patent search specialist / IP analyst
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of Swedish, Korean and/or Japanese would be an asset.

The person we are looking for is a self-starter with excellent communication skills, a curious mind, and a willingness to take on a variety of different tasks and projects in a diverse, fast-paced environment. 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 a natural talent to make things happen. You will report to the Director of IP.

The position can be based in Västerås or Stockholm (with 2-3 days a week travel to our R&D site in Västerås).

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Highly organized and result-oriented
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a team environment and build trust with different stakeholders
  • 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 humor
  • 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

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.

Jenny Blidefalk | Contact Person

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