Solvay Battery Platform Researcher in Milano province, Italy

Under the responsibility of the Battery Platform Manager the candidate will study polymer and polymer composite structure/property relationships in innovative battery technologies.

The Battery Platform Researcher position requires flexibility to work on multiple projects concurrently, in the frame of research programs and/or customer technical support activities.

The ideal candidate, expert of polymers, will conduct lab activities and analytical characterization for lithium-ion batteries to support enhanced battery development goals working

closely with the laboratory team members and the polymer synthesis teams.

Working with other lab team members, the job holder will:

• Drive the research activity of the project he/she is directly involved

• Be Responsible for defining innovative polymer structures and their formulations to foster battery performance

• Establish the structure-property relationship of polymer in electrolyte or in electrodes

• Be Responsible for the performance evaluation of new materials and new battery technology and architectures from proof-of-concept to qualification.

• Review and critically analyze test data

• Work to improve current materials and formulations of materials and processes by collaborating with suppliers, research institutes and strategic partners.

• Prioritize tasks and responsibilities under pressures of time, budget and other resource constraints.

• Work effectively in team oriented projects in a multi-project environment.

• Master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science/engineering or related field required – Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry preferred.

• 3 to 8 years of experience in polymer technology R&D with an emphasis on structure/property relationship. Knowledge of and experience with polymer processing tecniques is a plus

• Knowledge of and experience in physico-chemical and mechanical testing methods and instruments is appreciated.


Title: Battery Platform Researcher

Location: Italy-Milano province-Bollate

Requisition ID: GBU005165

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