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Senior Battery Electrolyte Scientist

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Science and Research
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

About the role

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a motivated and dynamic Cell electrolyte engineer/scientist to join the Energy Storage team within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based at the Malmesbury Campus, Wiltshire, U.K.

Dyson has state-of-the-art R&D laboratory facilities to support the development and testing of novel battery designs. Continued expansion of our activities has created an exciting opportunity within the team for an individual who is keen to get hands on with the development of the next generation of batteries.

Key responsibilities

You will join a team of battery scientists, electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers in Dyson’s Strategy and Research Group. Your focus will be on the development of novel electrolyte designs to meet Dyson’s growing 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.

  • Be creative and forward thinking to design electrolytes to meet next generation cell requirements.

  • Use a combination of technical creativity, practical experience, modelling and theoretical knowledge to optimise electrolyte design and cell testing.

  • Apply strong chemical and characterisation skills to understand electrolyte performance chemically and electrochemically.

  • Apply strong characterisation and analytical skills to critically analyse cell/electrolyte performance, utilising both physical and electrochemical tools.

  • Work within a team from very early concepts all the way to small prototype cells. Utilising process insight and applied knowledge you will facilitate and analyse an accurate and efficient transition from small to larger scale cells and electrolyte production.

About you

The successful candidates will display some of the below:

  • Masters/Ph.D/Eng.D level degree in chemistry or other physical science OR engineering/chemistry relevant experience in electrolyte design and electrochemical cell research.

  • Track record in the development of lithium-ion/lithium metal technology, applying key electrochemical techniques including galvanostatic cycling, voltammetry and EIS to drive improvement and understanding of cell performance. Experience of failure mode analysis of cells and the constituent components.

  • Robust knowledge of electrolyte and material analysis techniques, including NMR, IR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, voltammetry, ionic and electronic conductivity, SEM, DSC/TGA and XPS.

Desirable experience

  • Relevant industrial experience.

  • Experience with chemical analysis of samples of many forms (solid state/liquid)

  • Experience in developing alternative electrolyte systems (gel, polymer, solid-state etc.).

  • Ability of designing new characterisation methods for novel materials

  • Experience of scaling cell design and production methods from small scale to pilot prototype.

  • Ability to use Matlab/Python for data-processing automation.

Benefits

Financial:

  •  Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  •  Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays


Lifestyle:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme


Health:

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre

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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.