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Excet, Inc.
Washington, DC, United States (on-site)
26 days ago
Excet, Inc.
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States (on-site)
26 days ago


Excet, Inc. is in search of a battery research scientist who will work as a leading member of the technical team performing R&D activities in an advanced battery research group at a U.S. Navy laboratory.   Candidates must have experience developing materials, components and/or management systems for lithium-ion or similar chemistry batteries to advance performance or safety aspects.  Ideal applicants are adaptable to changing projects, self-starters, have the ability to work independently, natural troubleshooters with a vision to translate basic and applied research into tangible technologies and capabilities.  Other primary tasks include:

  • Design, develop and execute experimental research plans to support lithium-ion performance and safety programs.
  • Fabricate experimental coin and pouch cells for electrochemical, spectroscopic, optical and materials characterization.
  • Collect, organize, analyze materials and battery characterization data.
  • Communicate data results at weekly progress report meetings.
  • Write reports and articles for publication in academic literature.
  • Prepare and provide presentations at scientific conferences and program reviews.
  • Perform basic post-mortem analysis of electrochemical cells.
  • Engage with R&D scientists and engineers to support battery research and development efforts.
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD security clearance. 


Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in industrial or academic settings related to lithium-ion batteries (materials, cell components, cells and cell assembly or battery management).
  • Experience with galvanostatic battery cycling.
  • Experience with thermal characterization of commercial battery cells to include, isothermal calorimetry and accelerating rate calorimetry is preferred.
  • Expertise in in-operando characterization of experimental battery cells to include optical, UV-vis, computed tomography and high energy, synchrotron-level, characterization is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise and extensive hands-on experience in fabrication, characterization and evaluation of battery materials, electrodes and cells.
  • In-depth knowledge of electrochemical processes in batteries and understanding of state-of-the-art advancements published in journal literature. 
  • Motivated to work independently and within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team of likeminded scientists and engineers in support of the U.S. Navy mission.
  • Ability to obtain and/or maintain a DoD security clearance. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67696238
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Excet, Inc.
  • Position Title: Battery Research Scientist
  • Job Function: Batteries and Energy Storage,
    Corrosion Science and Technology,
    Electrochemical Engineering,
    Energy Conversion,
    Fuel Cells,
    Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry,
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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