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Physical Sciences Laboratories (PSL)has more than 100 specialized laboratories used to test, analyze, and troubleshoot virtually every aspect of rocket and satellite system design, development, construction, deployment, and operation. The diverse expertise of the laboratories' technical staff allows PSL to stay abreast of new technological developments and program support issues associated with rapidly evolving space systems.
As a Research Scientist | Senior Scientist within PSL's Energy Technology Department (ETG), you will be assisting in the development and acquisition of next generation batteries and energy storage technology for national security space customers. This is a full-time position based in El Segundo, CA.
What You'll Be Doing
You will develop and lead R&D projects to reduce risk and enable rapid technology transition, develop new techniques and approaches to analyze and model energy storage technology, develop future spacecraft battery and energy storage roadmaps, and provide technical assessments of issues and risk associated with development, test and fielding of current and next generation battery and energy storage technologies, for spacecraft and launch vehicle applications
S/he will coordinate with colleagues, customers, and other technical discipline experts to design and perform experiments and analyze data to directly impact the direction of energy storage in space vehicle and launch vehicle applications
You will maintain networks with other program offices, engineering experts, and organizations across the national security space community
S/he will prepare detailed reports and brief technical findings and recommendations to department colleagues, program offices, government, and Aerospace management
This position will require strategic thought, innovation, and good people interactions to plan, develop, coordinate, and deliver innovative solutions for our customers related to space energy storage technology
This position is available as a Research Scientist or Senior Scientist
What You Need to be Successful
Bachelor's degree in material science, electrochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or related STEM field
Typically, (8) years of applicable professional or educational experience is required
Experience with battery/energy storage research, manufacturing, test, and integration
Able to identify technical support requirements and work effectively within matrix organization to obtain required support
Willingness to occasionally travel and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately 10-20% (as required)
This position requires ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
Same requirements as Research Scientist noted above, in addition to:
Typically, (12) years of applicable professional or educational experience is required
How You Can Stand Out
It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
Research Scientist or Senior Scientist
Advanced degree in material science, electrochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or related STEM field is preferred
Experience working in government customer-facing organizations
A strong technical background and experience in batteries and energy storage technology, requirements development, design or development for one or more National Security Space systems, including sub-system AI&T, anomaly resolution, and on-orbit operation
Experience with lithium-ion battery performance, testing, data analysis and physical evaluation of battery materials
You should have strong people management skills which includes: training, motivating and directing employees to optimize workplace productivity and promote professional growth
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