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 Battery Cell Engineer (Electrode Materials) to perform battery cell prototyping and materials qualification for our advanced cathode materials.


  • Design experiments to test and qualify cathode materials in batteries
  • Build coin cells and pouch cells, leveraging Mitra Chem’s accelerated screening workflow
  • Refine cell design and cell making processes to further improve materials qualification turnaround time
  • Analyze cell data using relevant and robust statistical methods and synthesize results and conclusions
  • Conduct failure analysis on cells, feedback and provide insights to the material synthesis team
  • Work closely and collaboratively with research team to ensure meaningful cell prototyping results
  • Operate and maintain cell making equipment at a range of scales for all relevant processes including slurry mixing, coating, calendaring and cell fabrication.


  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science/Physics/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering.
  • Experience with chemical processing and characterization in a lab environment. Battery cell and battery materials related experience is preferred.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, with attention to detail and good record keeping.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, hands-on experience conducting experiments, troubleshooting and maintaining equipment.

Job Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, and 401K.
  • Well-being allowance and generous paid 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 at careers(at)