Mitra Chem is a Silicon Valley startup working at the intersection of machine learning and battery development. We live at the cutting-edge of battery technology and aim to deliver world-class materials for the EV market within the next few years. Our goal is to be the first lithium-ion battery materials manufacturer to shorten the lab-to-production timeline by >90% through accelerated R&D and vertically integrated process optimization. We will first focus on Li-ion battery cathodes, converting them from commodity chemicals into a product platform, customized for different applications. We are setting up a state-of-the-art 15,600 sq ft industrial R&D center in Mountain View, CA. Join our team to be a part of the growing energy revolution.

We are looking for a Product Lead to design, develop and scale-up production of innovative materials, leveraging Mitra Chem’s accelerated R&D infrastructure.


  • Hire and lead the product research team of R&D scientist and engineers.
  • Define the product roadmap and resource allocation across different product development efforts.
  • Design hypotheses and experimental pathways to meet customer-defined product specifications, both at the material and cell level.
  • Translate between end-application needs and material design parameters.
  • Learn, establish, and leverage chemical design and synthesis rules to create cathodes with optimal composition, interfacial properties, morphology and electrochemical characteristics
  • Work closely with the R&D and software infrastructure teams to develop Mitra Chem’s products


  • Battery cathode synthesis and analytical characterization through a Masters or PhD degree in chemistry, physics, materials science, chemical engineering or a related field.
  • Battery Materials R&D experience in an industrial setting. Team-lead or management experience is a strong plus.
  • Willingness to lead a team of scientists and engineers across multiple workstreams.
  • Comfortable interfacing with customers’ technical teams.
  • Experience with materials design, cathode material synthesis and electrochemical testing in battery cells.

Job Benefits

Mitra Chem is proud to offer its employees

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, and 401K.
  • Well-being allowance and paid Flexible-Time-Off
  • 2 month paternity and 4 month maternity leave.
  • Free lunch and snacks.

Mitra Chem is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. We take steps to provide our employees, applicants, and others with whom we do business with an environment that is free of any form of discrimination and harassment (including harassment based on any of these characteristics). Mitra Chem is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job applications procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us.