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Battery Specialist

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world. We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 

We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!

Key statistics:

  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.s
  • 30+ Offices globally 

We are currently seeking a Battery Specialist for our Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry Practice in Natick, MA. In this role, you will work as part of a team to solve challenging, real-world battery electrochemistry and materials problems for our clients. This individual will work with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers and will play a key role in designing and running experiments, as well as interpreting and presenting data both within Exponent, and to external clients. This position requires some travel (limited during COVID-19) and will involve collaboration with scientists and engineers from other Exponent offices and practices, covering a wide range of industries. A long-term goal for a successful candidate will be to develop business by obtaining new projects and bringing new clients to the firm, while continuing to grow professionally as an expert in your field.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Conducting hands-on battery failure analysis and quality assessment
  • Designing and executing laboratory tests to support projects, as well as interpreting and presenting data
  • Attending and contributing to field inspections
  • Performing materials characterization, using techniques such as photography, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray computed tomography scanning, and electrochemical analysis techniques
  • Communicating and working effectively with other Exponent staff at all levels of the company
  • Analyzing data and reporting results at an appropriate technical level for the intended audience

You will have the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering or similar field
  • Specialized knowledge of electrochemistry and lithium-ion or other battery technology is required
  • Strong laboratory hands-on experience working on battery (or coin cell) assembly, cathode/anode/electrolyte development, or battery cycling test
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work within project teams with strong desire to contribute, have potential for technical and project managerial leadership
  • Must be able to convey complex technical information to individuals in engineering, business, legal and related industries
  • Work/research experience with advanced battery chemistries is a plus, such as lithium metal / solid-state, flow, etc.

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We value and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion across all facets of our firm. Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. 

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.

Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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