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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

Member of Technical Staff, Cell Development



California, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

QuantumScape developed the industry’s first anode-less cell design, which delivers high energy density while lowering material costs and simplifying manufacturing. Our innovative battery cell technology can store energy more efficiently and reliably than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

QuantumScape is seeking a highly-motivated researcher to further improve the performance of our novel solid-state battery materials. You will learn how the technology works, develop new techniques for device fabrication and characterization, and work with the broader team to improve our materials and processing.


· Work in our state-of-the-art lab, developing and optimizing new processes for cell assembly

· Characterize physical and electrochemical properties of battery materials and devices using state-of-the-art analytical methods

· Collaborate with colleagues from multiple fields to ensure that process specifications and device performance goals are met

· Deliver high-quality technical reports to colleagues


· You have a sound understanding of materials science fundamentals

· You are self-motivated and have a track record of learning new skills and techniques, and applying those to achieve results

· You are comfortable working in a glovebox, dry room, or fume hood

· You thrive in a fast-paced environment, and adapt quickly to changes

· You are a strong communicator and enjoy working on a team to solve complex challenges

· You share our passion for our mission


MS in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related technical field or BS with a minimum of 2 years experience in a research and development role


· Hands-on research experience in device assembly from a relevant industry

· Familiarity with electrochemistry or energy storage-related technologies

This position is required to perform these above essential duties and responsibilities onsite at our QS offices.

Compensation & Benefits: Salary range for this role has a range of $107,200 to $163,500 and a final salary will be determined by the candidate's experience and educational background. QuantumScape also offers an annual bonus and a generous RSU/Equity package as part of its compensation plan. In addition, we do offer a tremendous benefits plan including employee paid health care, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and other exciting perks.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.