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Battery Characterization Engineer (Job ID 553)



Marlborough, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
Ambri, an energy company commercializing innovative battery technology developed at MIT is seeking a Battery Characterization Engineer to help drive post-mortem cell analysis and materials characterization of liquid metal battery cells and components. The successful candidate is a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Reporting to the Manager, Analysis Engineering, you will utilize analytical laboratory techniques and instrumentation to collect and interpret data for the purposes of failure mode identification and mitigation, novel design evaluation, quality assurance, and understanding the fundamental behavior of materials during cell operation. This role is for the curious individual who has demonstrated the capacity to handle a sizeable workload and loves to problem solve.


  • Support product development through hands-on data collection and imaging of samples, interpretation and analysis of results, and documentation and communication of findings
  • Manage the characterization lab space through the upkeep and calibration of instrumentation, organization of samples and supplies, and compliance with company safety policies.
  • Expand the analytical capabilities of the team through development of new and improved analytical approaches or methods of sample preparation
  • Assure consistency of results through the documentation of operating procedures and written instructions


  • BS degree in Engineering, preferably in Materials Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a similar field.
  • The ability to understand the fundamental scientific principles underlying the operation of a liquid metal battery, including basic concepts within the following topics: electrochemistry, chemical thermodynamics and phase transitions, and mechanical properties of materials.
  • Familiarity working in a laboratory environment and the ability to understand and follow basic laboratory safety practices.
  • Previous experience operating a Scanning Electron Microcopy (SEM) or X-Ray Fluorescence Analysists (XRF), X-Ray Diffraction Analysis (XRD), or similar instruments
  • Self-motivated individual with curiosity and proven propensity for problem solving
  • Demonstrated track record of meeting goals and deliverables
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products
Why work at Ambri
Ambri offers its employees a fantastic opportunity to advance a career while commercializing a transformative technology that will change the entire electricity industry. We are a venture capital-backed company with high-integrity leadership that is focused on making positive change. You’ll be working on a novel liquid metal battery technology in an environment that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking while driving towards results. As our team continues to grow, you’ll have the opportunity to take on a great deal of responsibility. We have a top-tier benefits package and extra employee perks such as weekly company lunches and semi-annual community service outings.
About Ambri
Ambri is an MIT-spin-out company that is commercializing an innovative grid-scale electricity storage technology that will transform the way power grids are operated worldwide. Ambri’s ‘Liquid Metal Battery’ will lower electricity costs, enable more widespread adoption of renewable resources like wind and solar, and improve grid reliability. Ambri is headquartered in Marlborough, MA. The company is backed by top-tier investors including Bill Gates. We are constantly seeking intelligent, creative and ambitious individuals to join our team to help us change the world.
Ambri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. Ambri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability or serious medical condition, protected genetic information, political beliefs, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.