Capacitor Sciences, Inc. (CSI) is searching for a Staff Scientist whose exceptional expertise and experience will lead them to conduct discovery projects in the field of new energy materials. Capacitor Sciences, Inc., a part of Blue Solutions (a Bolloré Group company), specializes in the research and development of new materials for next gen energy storage.

The Staff Scientist will bring his/her expertise and experience in the synthesis of new materials, nanocomposite formulation and film characterization to independently conduct new discovery projects. Reporting to CSI’s Synthetic Chemistry leadership, the Staff Scientist is responsible for new materials related research and development for the synthesis of new organic materials, nanocomposite formulation and films preparation.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
For job success, an employee must perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Staff Scientist.

Scientists may be assigned some or all of the following responsibilities:
  • Design, propose, and present new candidate materials to molecular design committee;
  • Plan and execute organic synthesis and polymerization projects;
  • Plan and execute nanoparticles surface modification and core-shell nanoparticles preparation
  • Work in the organic chemistry laboratory to produce and purify organic materials, polymers and nanoparticles through grams to kilograms scale reactions;
  • Analyze and interpret analytical data to elucidate the material structure and purity;
  • Independently develop and validate analytical methods to determine property and purity of CSI materials
  • Develop specialized scientific techniques to advance projects at all phases of development of CSI materials;
  • Advance research techniques, evaluate and optimize the nanocomposite formulations for thin film coating; and
  • Perform thin film characterization and analysis to study the structure-property relationship of CSI films.

All Scientists must perform the all of the following:
  • Provide expert technical support to other team members to plan and execute the material design, synthesis, nanocomposite formulations, coating processes and film characterization;
  • Perform the synthesis of CSI materials, nanocomposite formulations and film characterization in lab safely by following all safety protocols;
  • Collaborate with other Scientists to maximize the performance of CSI materials;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by leadership;
  • Add the highest possible value to the organization through technical or human collaboration;
  • Participate in multidisciplinary work groups as expert or moderator;
  • Keep management informed with weekly reports or presentations;
  • Monitor and research technical/scientific developments in field of expertise;
  • Work collaboratively with peers and Steering Committee members to encourage open communication and to fulfill the mission of the organization; and
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills and Requirements
  • Minimum Master of Science degree in organic chemistry,  polymer chemistry or material science, or related discipline; Ph.D. is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of related industrial experience for Master of Science degree or 3-5 years of related industrial experience for Ph.D. degree;
  • Advanced hands-on skills in modern organic, polymer and/or nanoparticles synthesis;
  • Advanced hands-on skills in nanocomposite development
  • Advanced understanding and working knowledge of energy storage
  • Advanced hands-on analytical skills and strong scientific experience in nanocomposite formulations and film coating;
  • Excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with others;
  • Evidence of the ability to practice a high level of confidentiality;
  • Excited to work with a diverse group of scientists and engineers to solve the very complex challenges; and
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving ability in material design and synthesis, nanocomposite formulations, coating process and film characterization.

CSI offers competitive compensation and a professionally stimulating and spacious work environment.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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