- Energy storage, Research Engineering
- Malmesbury - United Kingdom
Reporting to the Energy Storage Research Manager, you will join a team of electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers in Dyson’s Strategy and Research Group. Your focus will be on the development of novel cell designs to meet Dyson’s Energy Storage requirements. In this role you will have access to the latest technologies from around the world and develop the next generation of batteries. You will:
- Gain a clear understanding of Dyson’s Energy storage requirements and apply your knowledge to develop custom cells, enabling the next generation of our products.
- Use a combination of practical experience, modelling and theoretical knowledge to develop materials and cell design.
- Apply strong characterisation skills to cell components utilising both physical and electrochemical tools. You will be able to apply these results to drive cell performance.
- Work within a team to scale cell designs from small scale batches to large prototype cells. Utilising process insight and applied knowledge you will facilitate an accurate and efficient transfer of process.
SkillsQualifications, skills and behaviours: Education and experience: • Degree in a physical science discipline (e.g. Physics; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Engineering). • Experience in developing lithium-ion and lithium metal cells with understanding of critical battery materials, including key trends and developments. • Experience in key electrochemical techniques, including: galvanostatic cycling, cyclic voltammetry, EIS etc. • Experience of material and electrode characterisation, including: particle size distribution, SEM, BET, DSC/TGA, mercury porosimetry, ionic and electronic conductivity analysis, electrode expansion and differential electrochemical mass spectrometry.
Desirable experience: • Experience in design and preparation of commercially relevant electrode designs. • Experience of scaling cell design and production methods from small scale to prototype and finally commercial production.• Experience of a variety of electrode preparation techniques, for example: slot-die coating, extrusion, spray deposition, screen printing etc. • Experience in electrolyte development, including polymer/solid-state electrolytes. Essential behavioural skills: • Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail. • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format. • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner. • Ability to identify and solve problems independently. • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks. • Excellent team working skills, including working across teams.
27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
Performance related bonus
Free on-site parking
Subsidized café and restaurants
Discounts on Dyson machines