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Sr. Analytical Chemist

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

We are looking for an experienced Senior Analyst Chemist to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Quality team based in Skellefteå. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing and one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

You will be responsible for the development, validation and implementation of analytical methods used for material analysis, including incoming material, intermediate and finalized products on a wide range of instruments.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, validate and document analytical methods and procedures for analyzing and characterizing new raw materials and product intermediates.
  • Run analytical testing on a range of instruments and report data/results.
  • Optimize analytical methods to increase efficiency and turn-around time of the laboratory.
  • Working on instruments like IC, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, Karl Fischer Solid and Liquid Injection, TGA, GC-MS, XRF, XRD, Electron Microscopy, Viscometer, Rheometer
  • Troubleshoot and maintain the instruments to a high standard.
  • Organise and execute workflows in the laboratories during production ramp-up cooperating on a crossfunctional team basis

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 :

  • MSc degree or PhD in Chemistry, education in analytical chemistry
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in relevant laboratory environment in relevant industry such as Li-ion materials, Pharmaceutical, Food and Paper industries or Automotive Industry.
  • Proven method development and user experience on instruments like IC, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, Karl Fischer Solid and Liquid Injection, TGA, GC-MS, XRF, XRD, Electron Microscopy, Viscometer, Rheometer
  • Specific knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality projects in a laboratory environment
  • Knowledgeable in Lean and six sigma, familiarity with SPC, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem-solving methodology
  • Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background
  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and results drive

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.

Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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