Research Scientist 5136BR VP for Research VP for Research
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band:
Department/College Description The RIT Battery Prototyping Center (BPC) is a state-of-the-art research and rapid prototyping facility focused on the development and qualification of emerging energy storage technologies through a partnership between NY-Battery Energy and Storage Technologies (NY-BEST) and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The BPC works closely with university and industry partners to expedite the scale up of new chemistries and materials for increasing power density, energy density, cycle life, and safety. The BPC assists in the processing of battery slurries, electrode preparation, and the fabrication of commercial quality pouch and cylindrical cells. The BPC aims to become nationally recognized for the manufacturing of high quality prototype batteries, cutting edge research in next generation battery technologies, and minimizing life-cycle impacts of the battery manufacturing process.
Provide customer reports, analysis, and data summaries.
Define and validate standard test procedures, equipment, and protocols.
Internal research and publication on new battery materials and designs.
Education, training, and management of co-op students and visiting customers.
Lab safety management (MSDS, RIT EH&S, PPE, inventory, etc.)
Required Minimum Qualifications
Individuals with a Masters degree and at least two years of directly related battery experience OR a Bachelors degree and at least five years of directly related battery experience will also be considered.
Two or more years experience in a battery research or manufacturing related position.
Expertise in battery materials, prototyping, cell manufacturing, and testing.
Successful applicants will demonstrate thorough research design, development, and analytical skills. Experience maintaining accurate scientific records, data interpretation, and reporting is also essential, along with strong written and verbal communications skills.
Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and protocols is important as maintaining laboratory equipment is a responsibility of this position.
PREFERRED: PhD in materials science, chemistry, or other related STEM discipline is preferred
Required Application Documents
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
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