Research Scientist
Electrolyte Discovery
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Sila Nanotechnologies

201-500 employees

Develops advanced materials for high-energy lithium-ion batteries.
Company Overview
Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. is a pioneering company in the battery materials sector, with a significant competitive advantage due to its unique silicon anode material that enhances the energy density of lithium-ion batteries without affecting performance. The company's strong industry leadership is evident in its partnerships with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs, including BMW, Daimler, and ATL, to accelerate product roadmaps and commercial cell production. Sila's dynamic work culture, commitment to sustainability, and focus on technical innovation make it an attractive workplace for those passionate about contributing to a more sustainable future.
Energy

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding

$999.7M

Founded

2011

Headquarters

Alameda, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

10%

2 year growth

29%
Locations
Alameda, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Expert
Desired Skills
Python
SQL
MATLAB
CategoriesNew
Lab & Research
Requirements
  • 2+ years of focused experience in electrolyte analysis, Li-ion batteries, and modeling.
  • Necessary computing skills: Python, MATLAB, SQL.
  • Experience in Electrochemistry, Chemistry, and Materials Science: electroanalytical methods.
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline.
Responsibilities
  • Work with a cross-company team of diverse backgrounds to understand and maximize Li-ion batteries' performance by designing novel electrolyte molecules and improving existing electrolyte recipes.
  • Advance the development of physicochemical analyses such as conductivity, transference number, diffusivity, and cyclic voltammetry.
  • Advance the development of a quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) electrolyte model and AI-driven technologies for ELY discovery and optimization.
  • Ensure that data collection and analysis is rigorous and helps lead to unambiguous results.
  • Pursue the skills and knowledge to help meet immediate and long-term project needs.