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Senior R&D Scientist - Fuel Cells

London   •  excellent company benefits   •  Permanent, Full time


A highly innovative start-up business operating within the energy storage market is currently recruiting for a Senior R&D Scientist to join its R&D team, based in Central London. As Senior R&D Scientist, you will take ownership of projects - designing, planning, and conducting experiments to evaluate the electrochemical performance of the company's fuel cell technology.

This role would suit a PhD qualified Materials Scientist/Chemist, possessing either academic or industrial R&D experience - working on next-generation cell components (electrodes, catalysts, membranes, electrolytes).

Senior R&D Scientist responsibilities

  • Design, plan and conduct experiments to evaluate the electrochemical performance of fuel cell technology.
  • Working collaboratively with the R&D team to develop and test the next generation of cell components (porous electrodes, catalyst-coated electrodes, membranes, electrolyte, etc.).
  • Develop methods to identify failure modes and optimise strategies to minimise degradation.
  • Report on progress and findings both internally and to partners/collaborators.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for electrochemical testing with suppliers, partners and with other internal functions.
  • Work with external experts in the field to develop knowledge in various characterisation methodologies and diagnostic tools.

Senior R&D Scientist requirements

  • PhD qualification in Materials Science, Chemistry or Electrochemistry.
  • Proven experience operating within an R&D laboratory - this can be post-doctoral research or industrial exposure.
  • Strong track record researching in energy storage applications such as redox flow batteries, PEM fuel cells, AEM fuel cells, PEM electrolysers or other relevant electrochemical technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in electrochemical analyses (membrane electrode assembly tests, cyclic voltammetry, EIS, three-electrodes configuration, etc.).
  • Experience in post-mortem analysis of various PEM fuel cell MEAs components (membrane, diffusion layer, catalyst, etc) or equivalent electrochemical structures through physico-chemical methods (SEM, X-ray based methods, etc.).
  • Excellent spoken and written knowledge of English
  • Ability to work well under strict time constraints.

Senior R&D Scientist/Energy Storage/PEM/Fuel Cells/Chemistry/Materials Science


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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7598
  • Posted: 12th January 2023
  • Expires: 9th February 2023

Cranleigh Scientific

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