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Form Energy

Senior Research and Development Scientist

Post Date:Mar 25, 2021Type:Full-Time
Start Date:3/25/2021Salary:
Location:US-MA-Somerville, MA Job Reference:FORME~b71e15283108

Job Description:
Form Energy is a team of passionate people tackling the challenge of climate change through transformationally low cost energy storage.  Our team members are active learners who enjoy working on tough technology problems in massive markets and embody our values of humanity, excellence and creativity. The company is backed by a diverse set of committed investors and we have raised over $100M to date.
We are seeking an experienced experimental scientist to join the internal Form Futures group, which develops early-stage ideas that could later be incorporated into our primary product or become a second product. The Senior R&D Scientist will join a small team, building on existing results to further the capabilities of an electrochemical system. The ideal candidate will dive into hands-on lab work, both following established protocols and developing new ones. This lab work may include building cells and cell components, maintaining and troubleshooting cells while cycling, and performing end-of-life characterization. Experience with materials characterization techniques such as XRD, ICP, and BET is a plus. This candidate is creative, safety-conscious, and works with attention to details, to documentation, and to learning. We use Python for scripting; the ideal candidate will be comfortable using some engineering coding language to write scripts for analyzing and visualizing data and will be prepared to learn Python if needed.  

What you'll do:

    • Design and execute experiments to answer specific questions
    • Write scripts in Python to quantitatively analyze and visualize data
    • Improve established procedures for building test cells
    • Characterize cells in order to build mechanistic understanding of the system
    • Work with mechanical engineers to design new test fixtures
    • Work towards clear milestones
    • Collaborate with partners

What you'll need:

    • PhD required in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, or similar field
    • Experience doing lab-based experimental work with oxide cathodes
    • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams
    • Fluency in Python, Matlab, or R for analyzing data
    • Experience designing experimental instrumentation and methods
US work authorization is required.
Compensation, Benefits, and Perks Form Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need. We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. We offer a 401k and all employees are granted stock options. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page. 
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information
Form Energy
Name: Rimal

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