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. Join our team to be a part of the growing battery revolution.

Mitra Chem’s 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 a commodity chemical into a product platform, customized for different applications. Come help us revolutionize Li-ion battery cathode research and development.

We are looking for materials characterization engineers to stand-up our R&D characterization and metrology laboratory by conducting experiments, performing data analysis, supporting workflow acceleration and contributing to internal reporting and communication.


  • Safely perform analytical characterization (SEM, XRD, BET, tap density, TGA, etc) consistent with standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Develop and refine SOPs with a focus on safety and efficiency.
  • Perform data analysis using established routines for obtaining top-level metrics and report generation.
  • Contribute to cross-functional research with an eye to developing accelerated workflows and continuous improvement by performing testing, reporting and feedback.
  • Promote the highest standard of safety in the team and take responsibility for personal safe lab operations.
  • Manage multiple priorities with high flexibility and strong organizational skills.


  • B.Sc. with 2 years work experience or M.Sc. in Materials Science/Physics/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering.
  • Experience with advanced characterization techniques for powder materials in a lab environment.
  • Experience with Lithium ion battery material sample preparation, failure analysis and glovebox work are preferred but not necessary.
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills, with attention to detail and stellar record keeping and documentation.
  • 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:

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 Future Technologies, Inc. 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.