Analytical Scientist

Alameda, CA

Posted: 08/12/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: j-238

Job Description

This company seeks a creative, diligent, and forward-thinking teammate to develop analytical methods, contribute to late-stage process design activities, and maintain/improve commercial manufacturing processes for novel battery materials.  Come join an inspiring team working on truly unique projects. 


  • Generate product quality attribute assessments and product quality risk assessments 
  • Devise strategies for analytical technology and techniques development initiatives and execute required development work 
  • Design measurement system analysis / validation methodology and author documentation for company analytical methods 
  • Transfer analytical methods into the Quality Control laboratory 
  • Drive improvement initiatives for existing analytical methods 
  • Establish processes and procedures, in-line with recognized standards, relating to the analytical method lifecycle 
  • Participate in product quality-related manufacturing issue investigations 
  • Proactively invest in our company values and vision and champion them as we grow 
  • Collaboratively engage with fellow coworkers on cross-functional projects 


  • Exceptional experimentation and product and analytical method development skills paired with an analytical ability to evaluate from first-principles understanding 
  • Aptitude for conveying technical concepts and facilitating scientific discussions with a broad range of audiences via excellent oral, visual, and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability/desire to learn and continuously improve 
  • Holistic and practical approach to problem solving, driven by curiosity and attention to detail 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline 
  • 5+ years of cGMP/ISO compliant industry experience in an analytical sciences function (fewer for candidates with an advanced degree) 
  • Must be able to use a respirator 


  • Expertise in particle characterization techniques preferred 
  • Production support experience in a manufacturing facility 
  • Operational excellence, continuous improvement, and/or Six Sigma experience 

About Us 

We design and produce engineered materials that dramatically increase the energy density of rechargeable Li-ion batteries. We enable smaller, lighter, longer lasting electronic devices and unlock mass adoption of affordable, long-range electric vehicles. Our products work today, are a drop-in solution for existing battery manufacturing processes, and can be manufactured economically at scale. 

This company was founded in 2011 and is based in Alameda, CA. Our founders are two early Tesla Motors battery engineers and a Professor of Materials Science at Georgia Tech. We’re backed by top tier venture capital firms, led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and In-Q-Tel. 

Our company culture is built on personal growth, mutual trust, inclusiveness, and safety. We are building a world-class materials company, where our team is close, debates are data-driven, and our nerdiest office puppies are named Angstrom, Lumen, and Gadget. 

Our Company Values 

  • MASTER YOUR CRAFT. Excellence matters, and it compounds over time. Revel in hard work, relish the details. 
  • LEARN MORE. Learn and grow today to be ready for tomorrow's bold challenges. Our best work is ahead of us. 
  • FIND AND FACE FACTS. Reason from first principles with intellectual honesty. Question your own biases and assumptions and consider alternatives. Choose to seek truths over winning arguments. 
  • OWN IT. True leadership comes from demonstrated excellence. Lead by example, taking deep responsibility. 
  • WIN TOGETHER. As a diverse team, we amplify our individual talents. Be compassionate, understanding, and patient to bring out the best in each other. 
  • TRUST. Trust that coworkers act from good intentions, in pursuit of our common vision. Work confidently knowing that we have each other's backs. 
  • BE SAFE. Each of us has the power and responsibility to promote the health and safety of fellow coworkers. Always work with safety in mind. 
  • HAVE FUN. Work and fun are better together. Enjoy the journey and be yourself at the company. 
  • RISK. WISELY. Be curious and enterprising, even if it means failing some of the time. You can learn more by risking wisely than risking nothing. 

We believe that building a diverse team at the company helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law. 

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