Chemist Battery Materials Synthesis

Belgium, Olen
Corporate Research & Development
Research & Development

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Battery Research within the Corporate R&D Department

As a researcher at Corporate Research and Development Umicore and located in Olen (BE), you will contribute to the development and evaluation of new materials and technologies in the field of batteries through internal R&D efforts.

Within a cross-functional and dynamic team, you will generate knowledge and expertise in battery materials synthesis and its modification (e.g. coatings), for solid-state batteries and/or advanced cathode active materials. You will be directly involved with materials synthesis, physical and chemical characterization, analysis of the result and reporting within a project team. In addition, together with the competence team, you will be involved in development of new methods and improve existing one for battery materials synthesis. These activities may include wet (precipitation, colloidal, hydrothermal, solvothermal…) and dry (fusion, mechanical, thermal, vapor based…) synthesis routes  work with glovebox, advanced coating techniques, analysis of physical and chemical characterization results (XRD, ICP, SEM, TGA/DSC, TEM, BET, PSD…).

What you will be doing

  • You are responsible for planning, overseeing and execution of battery materials synthesis and characterization experiments and research tasks
  • You contribute in creation of new competences on new or existing processes. You stay up to date on the current and upcoming synthesis methods
  • You perform the synthesis experiments and suggest changes to conditions based on your observations and analytical characterization results.
  • You gather the analytical data on the synthesized battery materials, present and interpret results in meaningful way, and communicate the results to the project team
  • You install and maintain operating procedures to ensure safe and efficient workplace standards
  • You participate in hazards evaluation to establish safety, health and environmental procedures and controls
  • You collaborate within the team and with other teams in order to complete the work. You collaborate with all levels on cross-functional projects
  • You provide functional guidance to different team members
  • You travel to suppliers and R&D contacts

Who we are looking for

  • You have a Master or bachelor’s degree in materials science, materials engineering, chemical engineering, or related fields
  • You have good knowledge and skills in materials synthesis (wet and dry route synthesis) and characterization (XRD, BET, PSD, TGA, DSC, SEM, ICP…)
  • You have good written and verbal skills and ability to clearly explain technical decisions based on the data and results
  • You’re capable to execute experimental plans and execute in disciplined fashion to meet objectives within the timeline
  • You have solid organization and analytical skills for data management, analysis and results presentation
  • You are strong in multitasking and planning
  • Good oral and written knowledge of English is required, knowledge of Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French is a plus.
  • You like to work within a team and like to take up a guiding/training role
  • You work in an ordered and accurate way
  • You are creative and think broadly, you are able to draw quick conclusions based on observations. Likes to solve issues
  • You can perform experiments independently

What we offer

We lead the way. Not just for our customers, but also for our employees. We foster a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture where we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. We reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. That’s what we do. Imagine what you could do?

If my expertise can help improve battery performance, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?

     

Apply
×

      Umicore uses certain monitoring and tracking technologies such as cookies. These technologies are used in order to maintain, provide and improve our services on an ongoing basis, and in order to provide our web visitors with a better experience.

      By clicking on the "Accept all" button you agree to the use of these cookies while using the website. For further information regarding how we use cookies and other tracking technologies, please see section 11 of our website privacy notice

          Necessary cookies are essential and help you navigate our website. This helps to support security and basic functionality and are necessary for the proper operation of our website, so if you block these cookies we cannot guarantee your use or the security during your visit.

          Cookies that help us to understand the behaviour of users of our website. This allows us to continuously improve our website to provide the best information in support of our project aims. These cookies also help us understand the effectiveness of our website. For instance these cookies tell us which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages.

          Cookies that deliver content to you based on your interests, which are assumed from your browsing history. Most Targeting Cookies track users via their IP address and, thus, may collect some Personal Data. Personal Data collected by Targeting Cookies may be shared with third parties, such as advertisers.