Head of Battery Design

  • Negotiable
  • Barcelona
  • Mining Minerals and Metals

My client is an early-stage startup dedicated to advancing silicon anode battery technology. Our team is composed of senior experts from various fields who have come together to develop a distinctive approach to silicon anodes. This unique method enhances battery performance and durability, pushing the limits of current energy storage solutions. Our mission is to innovate and provide more efficient, sustainable battery technologies for the future.

Position Overview: My client are looking for a highly experienced and motivated Head of Battery Design to support our R&D team. The ideal candidate will have extensive hands-on experience in battery design, materials choice, and cell assembly, particularly with high-capacity electrodes. This role involves preparing materials, assembling cells, performing electrochemical tests, and maintaining laboratory equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the preparation and assembly of battery cells, including coin cells and other formats.
  • Conduct electrochemical testing (e.g., charge/discharge cycles, capacity testing) on battery cells.
  • Select and evaluate materials for high-capacity electrodes and other cell components.
  • Maintain and operate laboratory equipment such as glove boxes, crimping machines, and battery cyclers.
  • Ensure accurate data collection and maintain detailed laboratory records.
  • Follow safety protocols and ensure a clean and organized laboratory environment.
  • Support the materials scientist and R&D team in various research activities.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years (10+ preferred) of experience working in a laboratory environment, specifically with lithium-ion batteries.
  • Strong expertise in battery design, materials choice, and cell assembly.
  • Familiarity with high-capacity electrodes and advanced battery materials.
  • Proficiency in electrochemical testing and data analysis.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Openness to take on more responsibility.
  • Willingness to join an early-stage start-up.

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