Internship Position Description (XABC-RDI05152020)
Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation is commercializing two synergistic technologies: first, a manufacturing method which allows for the direct electroplating of Li-ion battery materials in their final form, trademarked as DirectPlate™, and second, StructurePore®, which is a nanostructured, 3-D metallic foam architecture that significantly increases the surface area of the current carrier. Taken together, these two technologies create a new battery manufacturing platform that allows for significant improvement across a range of properties, including: significantly lower battery materials cost, fast charge, very high power, increased energy density, enhanced safety and longer cycle life.
We are looking for well qualified candidates to join us for an internship to help with our development and scale-up activities. Major areas of responsibility for this position:
• Equipment operation, as necessary to produce battery components and assemble them into prototype batteries. • Laboratory logistics, including supplying, organizing and tracking tools, production components, research samples, glassware, and chemical stock. • Necessary maintenance of laboratory equipment. • Chemical waste management tasks under the supervision of company safety officer. • Routine characterization tests for battery prototypes.
Candidates with the following majors are encouraged to apply: Chemistry, Physics, Materials Characterization, Electrochemistry, Software and programming. A B.S. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry is desired, but not required. At least one year of prior laboratory research experience is required.
The applicant should be hard-working, motived to learn, interested in working in an entrepreneurial environment and have excellent organization and record keeping skills.
• Team player with experience working in a diverse working environment • Exceptional ability to summarize and record results • Self-starter with excellent time management skills • Extreme passion and dedication to the success of the team • Ability to balance short-term technical goals and long-term innovation • Excellent work ethic, lab skills, and hands-on experience
Preferred Laboratory Experience:
Sol-gel chemistry, solid-state synthesis, hydrothermal synthesis, air free synthesis, glove box, colloidal chemistry, nanocrystal synthesis, TGA, SEM, EDAX, XPS, Raman, XRD, IR, UV-Vis, ICP, mass Spectroscopy, Gas Chromatograph, fabricating electrochemical devices, such as coin cells and pouch cells, Swagelok cell design, and electrochemical device testing.