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Position Scope

TAISAN has an immediate opening position for an Electrode Engineer, who is passionate about energy storage, to create innovative electrolyte materials and systems to enable safe, long cycle life operation of high energy density sodium metal batteries.

The Electrode Engineer will report to CTO and CEO and is based in United Kingdom (ideally, in/near London)



  • Analysis of Na metal morphology and SEI chemical composition in relationship with its cycling coulombic efficiency, with hands-on experiences on material analysis and electrochemistry techniques for battery research.

  • Develop Na-metal surface protective layer - either ex-situ artificial film or SEI film formed in-situ for long cell cycle life.

  • Electrolyte and electrolyte additives development for improved sodium metal anode cell cycling at low and high temperatures.

  • Develop a mechanistic understanding of Na-metal anode cell performance failure modes.

  • Ability to work independently in experimental design to resolve technical issues.

  • Be able to work in a team environment and provide expertise to the team effort.


Specific skills/abilities

  • An ability to communicate new concepts and draw insight from discussions with coworkers.

  • Expertise and hands-on experience in high purity chemicals and impacts on device performance and manufacturing.

  • Knowledge of common sodium-ion anode and electrolyte systems; including common sodium salt, solvents, and additives, and their role

  • Demonstrable track record of learning new technologies quickly and using your skillset to have a tangible impact in a short time frame.

  • Ability to onboard and integrate existing in-house knowledge with new discoveries and challenges being tackled in developing electrolyte materials for high energy rechargeable sodium metal cells.

  • Ability to identify and execute testing metrics to shorten the cycle of learning.

  • A technical leader with the ability to positively influence peers and bring the team together.

  • Track record of intellectual property creation.

  • Experience in mixture DOE.

  • Has worked with moisture sensitive materials in a glovebox or dry room.

  • Proficiency in cell assembly, cell test, and data analysis.



  • Doctorate in chemistry or materials science with 5+ years of industrial/academic experience.

  • Demonstrated passion to be in mobile energy space.

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