Mitra Chem is a Silicon Valley startup working at the intersection of battery materials R&D, scale-up and machine learning. 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 have set up a state-of-the-art 15,000 sq ft industrial R&D center in Mountain View, CA. Join our team to be a part of the growing battery revolution.

Climate change and US energy security are at an inflection point. Join our team to be a part of the growing battery revolution.

We are looking for a Cathode Process Engineer to bring up and manage our pilot-scale lab for lithium-ion battery cathode products.


  • Travel to domestic sites to scale-up laboratory cathode material formulations
  • Commission new equipment, and support R&D with pilot scale manufacturing expertise
  • Perform process optimization at scale, in manufacturing equipment and synthesize cathode materials for customer sampling.
  • Design and execute experimental plans to explore cathode materials and process parameters
  • Work closely and collaboratively with materials scientists in the lab to translate processes for scale-up
  • Drive QC at multiple points in the manufacturing process
  • Collect and analyze sample data using robust statistical methods.
  • Operate and troubleshoot large scale process and synthesis equipment
  • Use design of experiments and statistical process control to perform process innovation and improvements.


  • BS or MS degree in Materials Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 2+ years in chemical R&D. Experience at pilot scale is a plus
  • Experience with battery cathode material synthesis is a plus
  • Experience working with slurries and/or hazardous materials
  • Experience with analytical instruments/testing (PSA, SEM/microscopy, ICP, UV-Vis spectroscopy, auto-titration, tap density, XRD, BET and TGA)
  • Familiarity with process control and chemical engineering principles. Basic understanding of electrical engineering.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, scrappiness and ability to interact with other functions in a cross-disciplinary environment


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, and 401K.
  • Tax-free spending accounts, along with life and disability insurances
  • 401k matching, equity and savings programs
  • Flexible time off with company holidays
  • 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 Future Technologies, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at careers(at)