Associate Scientist

The Associate Scientist assists scientists to identify, develop, characterize, and formulate novel additives, solvents & salts used in the formulation of electrolytes. The incumbent recommends and develops new products within the capabilities of the Electrolytes business for internal and external customers. The position prepares raw materials and customer specified electrolyte solutions for lithium batteries and capacitors. According to Gotion’s quality systems, the Associate Scientist follows proper protocols for testing procedures and documentation.

Principal Responsibilities

Conducts experiments and operations to develop new materials for use in electrolytes under general direction of scientists

Assists in researching select R&D topics related to electrolytes, electrodes and batteries

Organizes tests/experiments that are running simultaneously, tracks their status/progress, and communicates with supervisors in a timely and efficient manner

Assembles test cells and perform cell testing to monitor electrochemical performance of these cells

Is willing to work with hazardous materials using proper protective equipment

Maintains an accurate record of experimental observations and data

Analyzes and processes raw materials

Prepares routine electrolyte solutions according to internal and external requirements

Create and analyze material for customers ensuring high quality and produced in a timely manner

Tracks and maintains supplies, chemicals, sample and cell part inventories and requests replacements

Assist in preparation of certificates of analyses and labels for shipping of samples Domestically and Internationally

Ensures good housekeeping in laboratory. Attends all required training sessions and follow all safety precautions

Supports other departments and functions as needed

Knowledge and Experience

MS degree in chemistry (or related field) preferred and minimum two years of relevant work experience in an industrial laboratory or manufacturing environment

Strong English speaking and writing skills are required

Ability to follow established procedures to prepare electrochemical test cells and perform battery testing

Ability to perform routine analyses using wet and instrumental methods

Ability to practice good housekeeping principles and maintain accurate record of experimental data

Ability to perform multitasking in an organized manner and communicate with Scientists efficiently about the progress of different tasks/experiments

Ability to use MS office products

Strong integrity, with proven and demonstrated verbal and written skills in a team environment.

Strong work ethic, be highly accountable and follow laboratory safety policies

Background working with battery systems and electrochemical testing strongly preferred

Job Type
Full Time
73 days ago

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