Position: Polymer Engineer

 

About Imprint energy

We are developing new battery technology that aims to power billions of connected devices and sensors. Imprint’s products will enable the proliferation of powered Internet of Things devices. We’ve developed a technology to print ultrathin, flexible, safe batteries that are perfect for smart labels, smart pill bottles, smart band aids and more. Imprint and its manufacturing partners are starting to scale up and print thousands of batteries at a time. Imprint has received recognition for its thought leadership and accomplishments: MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35, 50 Smartest Companies, and multiple Best Product and Innovation awards. See www.imprintenergy.com; follow us at @imprintenergy.

 

Job Description

You are a creative formulator and recipe-maker for what is going into Imprint’s ZincPoly™ batteries. From a mix of technical, mechanical, economic, environmental and production-related requirements and constraints, you architect and deliver solutions that delight our customers and partners. Your focus will be selection and innovation in polymer binders and Inks that advance, extend and improve our products and support continued characterization and improvement on all dimensions. Your choices help advance Imprint’s products from novel applications to production in the billions per year. You’ll have management and leadership responsibilities for our modest size but mighty team and own key parts of our relationships with supply chain and production partners. 

 

Role responsibilities

  • Develop combinations of solvents and binders for ink formulations for high quality printing process 
  • Understand the role of polymers, their effect on manufacturability, and performance characteristics of a battery
  • Develop, synthesize, and characterize the physiochemical properties of new polymer electrolytes 
  • Work with process team to optimize ink manufacturing process and improve the quality of printing 
  • Manage outside relationships with material suppliers, partners, and joint development efforts

 

Requirements

  • Demonstrated success in in innovating and commercializing new technologies
  • Strong background in Polymer Science and Material Science 
  • Knowledge of industrial polymers used in adhesives, conductive PSA and films
  • Experience in screen and tensile printing, and slot die coating
  • At least 3 years of industry experience in polymer processing and ink formulations 
  • MS or PhD in Polymer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience in material characterization: SEM, XRD, FTIR, DSC, TGA and electrochemical methods of analysis
  • Strong skills in data analysis and the use of statistical analysis software such as JMP
  • Ability to work and communicate with a small team in a dynamic, fast-moving environment with minimal supervision

 

Compensation

  • Salary and equity incentives 
  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan