R&D Chemist at Energy Storage Systems
Portland, OR, US
Energy Storage Systems (ESS) is a fast-growing, venture-backed, clean technology start-up,
located in Portland, OR. ESS has developed an advanced flow battery technology for
commercial, industrial, and utility applications. ESS is looking for a motivated and versatile
R&D Chemist to join our team. Our current program scope involves the design, develop and
evaluate new generation negative and positive electrodes for the All-Iron Redox Flow batteries.
The responsibilities below define the current needs in a dynamic company with lots of room for
future career growth.
• Lead R&D activities to develop the new generation, low cost electrodes for All-Iron
Redox Flow Battery.
• Design, develop and evaluate electrode and coating materials ex-situ using
electrochemical methodologies.
• Construct and perform reliability tests on various key system components
• Build and test flow batteries of various sizes and capacities using developed
electrodes. Able to troubleshoot, collect and analyze data and present test results to the
engineering team.
• Run design validation tests and perform analyses afterwards to guide design goals for
improved battery performance and reliability.
• Develop and optimize chemical processes for flow batteries of different scales.
• Interact with manufacturing engineer to scale up production of the developed low cost
2.0 Desired Skills & Experience
• Master Degree or higher in ChE, Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or Mechanical
• Electrochemistry skills and knowledge are must - wet chemistries and reactions,
interactions and material behaviors.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the chemical process engineering principals in a fuel cell or
battery industry.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a small, dynamic
team responsible for product development.
• U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency required.