Research Assistant / Associate (Battery Laboratory)

02 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description

The Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is a highly international and multidisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The candidate will work in a new Battery Laboratory on a portfolio of research & development projects (not academic-focused) exploring the application of 2D materials on energy storage devices:

  • Review and understand scientific and technical literature
  • Execute supervised R&D projects in the area of electrochemical energy storage systems
  • Explore new cathode, electrolyte, separator, and anode materials and/or modifications for improved cell performance with supervision
  • Prepare electrode slurries with different formulations
  • Fabricate battery components and assemble coin and pouch cells for testing
  • Design, establish, and write standard operating procedures, risk assessments, and effective experimental plans for assigned equipment and processes
  • Calibrate/maintain the assigned equipment
  • Perform laboratory analyses, evaluate the results, and clearly present reports to the team and suggest new pathways
  • Work in glovebox and dry room battery fabrication line
  • Manage general laboratory inventory (e.g., consumable inventory)
  • Work collaboratively with partnering collaborators and research groups
  • Work in a laboratory environment within a team of multidisciplinary and multicultural researchers
  • Participate in routine housekeeping


  • Candidates must hold an internationally recognised diploma (polytechnic), bachelor or master degree in chemistry, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, material science/engineering or related field
  • Team-player, self-motivation, proactivity, intellectual curiosity, and desire to learn
  • Able to troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis
  • Technical depth, critical thinking, and excellent communication skills
  • Experience with design and build battery cells from coin cell to pouch cell configurations
  • Experience with electrochemical cell characterizations, e.g., cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and potentiostatic and galvanostatic methods
  • Hands-on experience in evaluation of the battery components, battery performance, and analytical techniques, e.g., SEM, XRD, TEM, FTIR, NMR, and XPS
  • Experience working in dry room battery fabrication line
  • Experience with pouch cell abusing test preferred but not required
  • Previous experience working in an industrial environment or in R&D projects with industrial partners

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
Department : Experimental Group
Job requisition ID : 18599

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