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Battery Cell Scientist

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a Battery Cell Scientist with practical experience in EV batteries and passion to advance battery cell technology. This position requires strong scientific background in electrochemistry, cell materials, or cell mechanical structure. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in batteries
  • Lead and support co-development of Lithium-ion cell technology
  • Work internally and with external cell suppliers to advance battery cell chemistry, materials, and cell structure for superior battery performance, energy density, safety, and life
  • Focus on lithium-ion battery materials development and characterization including cathode, anode, separator and electrolyte
  • Conduct applied research in the field of batteries with focus on lithium-ion batteries
  • Drive anode and cathode materials innovation
  • Push the boundaries and work on cell chemistries with exceptional specific energy density
  • Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of different lithium-ion batteries
  • Investigate and report the trends of energy storages devices and batteries in particular
  • Be part of a team that shapes the battery cell strategy for Lucid Motors
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team of battery and play a direct leading role in designing and running experiments as well as interpreting data


  • Deep understanding of the physics and fundamentals of batteries
  • Experience in battery cell attributes, particularly energy density, performance, safety, life, fast charging, and cost
  • Experience in battery material development, cell design, and cell manufacturing processes
  • A proven track record of technical excellence in batteries.
  • A strong desire to create next generation technology as an integral part of a very capable team
  • Experience in innovation by using science, appropriate analysis and testing
  • Excellent communication skills in both technical and non-technical environments
  • A strong desire to create the very best product


  • Additional fields of experience (thermals, structural statics/dynamics, and material science).
  • Experience of battery electric vehicles.


  • PhD in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science or related field preferred or MS with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in battery research
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, San Jose , Battery Cell Scientist, Other , San Jose, California

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