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Battery Scientist/Engineer II (Job ID 554)



Marlborough, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
Ambri, an energy company commercializing innovative battery technology developed at MIT, is looking for an experienced scientist or engineer to take on open-ended R&D projects, with the goal of improving battery cell performance and lifetime.
Working in the Cell Technology team, the ideal candidate is detail-oriented and a confident communicator comfortable sharing results and technical feedback effectively. With a curiosity for continuous learning, the individual hired into the role will be able to apply their previous chemistry experience and adapt to Ambri’s unique chemistry and challenges in a collaborative team environment.


  • Develop, prototype, and evaluate next-gen battery cell components and cell chemistry improvements at R&D scale using both full cell and ex situ tests
  • Assess the impact of changes to component designs on the battery cell performance by qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Design and execute studies to improve fundamental understanding of operating mechanisms in Ambri battery cells
  • Actively participate in engineering and design team meetings, including summarizing and presenting results
  • Advance promising ideas to proof-of-concept testing in commercial-scale cells
  • Work collaboratively with R&D cell operations team, including providing engineering, logistical, and hands-on support as operational needs dictate
  • Actively participate in the lab safety and improvement program


  • Minimum BS degree in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or similar
  • 3+ years’ experience working in laboratory or other research-focused environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemistry, materials science, and relevant materials characterization techniques, especially as applied to electrochemical systems
  • Previous experience with or interest and aptitude to learn about the following: inert-atmosphere gloveboxes; metal fabrication and joining processes (such as light machining, power tool operation, TIG welding); high-temperature furnaces, controllers and materials handling; data analysis tools/techniques, and mechanical design (SolidWorks)
  • Proven ability to work well as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Solid written, verbal, and listening skills
  • Confidently able to communicate results and share technical feedback
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and documentation
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry and chemical handling
  • Adherence to safety protocols
  • Competence with computers including MS office
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.