Lab Assistant/ Electrochemist

Sigma Lithium Ltd, Culham Science Centre, OX14 3DB, Oxfordshire
Salary: £25K - £35K

Sigma Lithium is based in Culham Science Centre near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. We are small start-up moving fast to develop lithium battery materials for high-performance novel batteries. It is an excellent opportunity to be part of a team building new technologies.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an electrochemist to join our team.

Main responsibilities include:

  • 1. General lab duties such as cleaning and drying battery cell components and upkeep of gloveboxes and lab areas
  • 2. Electrode material inspection, qualification and cell assembly in glovebox.
  • 3. Logging and reporting electrochemical data and its initial analysis with the view to making further improvements.
  • 4. Destructive part analysis on allocated cells.

  • Experience:

    Our ideal candidate is someone who has lab experience and knows lab-etiquette. Previous electrochemistry and battery assembly experience is desired but not necessary. A chemistry/materials science undergraduate degree, a chemistry/materials science master’s degree, or more than >2 years of lab experience in industry are required.
  • Basic skills with MS office/Office 365 suite of programmes
  • Basic knowledge of hand tools and labware
  • Attention to details and accuracy in experiments are critically important. We are looking for a candidate who is well organised, follows lab-safety rules, and is proactive in prioritising tasks. It is important for the candidate to have a passion for science, engineering and innovation. Ideal candidate should be able to troubleshoot and solve technical problems and independently manage day-to-day laboratory tasks.

    This is a full-time position from January 2024.