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Research scientist / senior scientist batteries

Deadline: 19.06.2019

Would you like to play a key role in establishing a European Li-ion battery Gigafactory? It is happening right now, and it is happening in Norway!

The New Energy Solutions team at SINTEF is seeking to strengthen our battery R&D group with the appointment of experienced team members who can liaise with, and provide expert advice to, the growing Norwegian battery manufacturing industries and their end-users. The successful candidate will play a critical part in the successful establishment of a new and internationally significant industry in the Nordic sector. The position can be based either in Trondheim or in Mo i Rana, depending on project portfolio/ preference. In both cases, some travel should be expected.


SINTEF is one of Europe's largest research organisations, with multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of technology, the natural sciences and the social sciences. SINTEF is an independent foundation and has conducted contract research and development projects for the private and public sectors since 1950. SINTEF has 2000 employees from 75 countries and annual revenues of three billion Norwegian kroner.

Vision: Technology for a better society

About us:

The New Energy Solutions team at SINTEF operates at all levels within the energy storage sector, from basic materials research through to expert advisement of government and industry. It has a long track record and strong international reputation in hydrogen storage/utilisation and battery technologies.

We offer:

§ An internationally recognized, dynamic and motivating working environment

§ Great opportunities for scientific and personal development in an organization that values responsibility and initiative

§ The opportunity to steer your career in the direction you want

§ Flexibility: The ability to plan your own workday

§ Participation in innovative national and international projects in close collaboration with academia and industry

§ Colleagues who want to make a difference

§ Competitive benefits package including pension, day care and Insurance

§ Salary based on qualifications and experience

About you:

You will have:

§ A 5+ year track record in the Li-ion battery industry, including experience in manufacturing and scale-up from lab- to pilot- to production- scale, preferably with a PhD in a relevant area

§ An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Li-ion battery market, business opportunities, and the major battery stakeholders

§ A solid fundamental understanding of Li-ion battery materials, cell design, and electrochemistry

§ Knowledge of, and experience with, battery component selection, testing and validation, including the HSE issues relating to materials and manufacturing

§ The ability to communicate well in English, both oral and written

§ Strong network building skills

It is additionally desirable that you have:

§ A good grasp of a Scandinavian language, both written and oral

§ Experience in project management

§ Experience working in teams, in both leadership and contributive roles

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