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Intern – Battery Performance Research

Posted on 1/26/2023

Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies

201-500 employees

Nano-composite silicon anode technology developer

Energy

Compensation Overview

$30 - $45Hourly

Alameda, CA, USA

Requirements
  • Help elucidate the underlying structure-property relationships of binder materials and their impact on electrochemical performance
  • Help develop electrochemical models and methods to understand the voltage vs charge characteristics of various chemistries
  • Design, build, and validate Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) analytical methods to study electrolytes
  • Design, build, and validate cell platforms with advanced electrode materials, and use these platforms to explore and develop novel electrolytes
  • BSc (or preferably MSc currently enrolled in a PhD program) or equivalent research experience with a focus in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or a related field
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical findings to diverse audiences
  • Experience in collaborative problem solving: share knowledge, ideas, resources, and strategies in order to solve challenging scientific problems
Responsibilities
  • Spend 6+ months onsite at Sila, beginning in January or February 2023, to work exclusively on the assigned project; this is not a remote position
  • Work closely with a scientist for technical aspects and also with a larger cross-company team of diverse backgrounds to discover and communicate knowledge for the long term development of our next generation battery materials
  • Help build and operationalize new approaches, instrumentation, and analytics
  • Investigate how to improve state-of-the-art Li-ion battery chemistries and materials
  • Ensure that data collection is rigorous
  • Design, execute, and improve experimental workflows
  • Identify safety hazards and work cooperatively to implement improvements
  • Invest in our values and champion them as we grow
Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies

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Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc. stands out as a prime employer for professionals passionate about evolving the battery technology landscape. The company has pioneered Titan Silicon™, a nano-composite silicon anode technology that optimizes lithium-ion batteries’ energy density—a pivotal factor for both consumer electronics and automotive industries. Working here offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of technological advancements that power significant shifts in electrification and product innovation.

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding

$999.7M

Headquarters

Alameda, California

Founded

2011

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

4%

1 year growth

3%

2 year growth

21%
INACTIVE