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 15,000 sq ft industrial R&D center (located in the San Francisco Bay Area). Join our team to be a part of the growing battery revolution.

We are looking for Materials Scientists and Engineers to perform battery cathode R&D and manufacturing.


  • Design and follow experimental plans to explore novel cathode materials and process parameters
  • Develop new materials and processes in the synthesis design space
  • Analyze data using relevant and robust statistical methods and synthesize results and conclusions
  • Develop and test physical and data-driven models to prove out R&D-scale syntheses of cathodes.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with process engineers to ensure the processes developed are scalable and robust.
  • Operate equipment at a range of scales for all relevant processes including reaction, mixing, heating, milling and coating.
  • Use design of experiments and statistical process control to test various manufacturing methods and integrate that knowledge with R&D learnings.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 2 yrs work experience or Master’s degree in chemical engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry, or equivalent field.
  • Experience with inorganic synthesis techniques including solid-state synthesis, high-temperature calcination, wet-chemical techniques (co-precipitation, sol-gel etc.)
  • Experience with materials characterization techniques including: XRD, BET, SEM, PSA, TGA.
  • Direct experience with battery cathode manufacturing in an industrial setting (precipitation, mixing, calcination) strongly preferred.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, scrappiness and ability to interact with other functions in a cross-disciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated interest or experience with statistical analysis, statistical process control and experimental design.
  • Optional Skills: Demonstrated interest in process modeling and simulation with Python or any commercial software, such as Aspen, MATLAB, Comsol and others.

Compensation and benefits:

We have completed our Series A financing. 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 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 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.