Senior Staff Research Scientist, Technology Assessment

Somerville, Ma, Berkeley, Ca
8 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.
Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 
Role Description We are seeking an energy storage expert for the internal Form Futures group, which develops early-stage ideas that could later be incorporated into our primary product or become a second product. The Senior Staff Research Scientist will draw on their scientific experience working with energy storage systems to be our team’s expert on the broad field. This will include reviewing and staying up-to-date on literature as well as doing technical and techno-economic comparisons between technologies. The ideal candidate will also advise teammates on design of experiments and analysis of data. This candidate has demonstrated success across multiple projects, is eager and able to learn new tools, is creative and team-oriented. 

What You'll Do:

  • Assess technologies
  • Own the team responsibility of staying up-to-date on literature in the energy storage field
  • Compare different technologies and make recommendations for team direction
  • Work with teammates on writing documents such as literature reviews, research proposals, summaries of learnings, patent applications
  • Work closely with executives
  • Learn from others; teach as needed to enable the team

What You'll Bring:

  • PhD or equivalent experience in chemistry, materials science, physics, or related field
  • 3+ years job experience in the energy storage field, including electrochemical systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience evaluating technologies

Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

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