• Mitra Chem
  • Sep 13, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

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 10,000 sq ft industrial R&D center (located on the San Francisco Peninsula). Join our team to be a part of the growing battery revolution.

We are looking for engineers who will conduct cathode synthesis and characterization with a well defined scope, set up new equipment, perform data analysis, and contribute to internal reports. The directions and priorities will come from a research scientist leading the milestone/deliverable.


  • Conduct cathode synthesis: mixing, heat-treatment and coating steps following experimental designs.
  • Perform analytical characterization (SEM, XRD, BET, tap density, etc) in a safe manner consistent with standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Standard data analysis of analytical characterization data.
  • Perform a range of general support tasks including sourcing and updating materials inventory and supplies.
  • Promote safety in the team and take responsibility for personal safe lab operations.
  • Manage multiple priorities with high flexibility and strong organizational skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science/Physics/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering.
  • Experience with ceramic synthesis, processing, and characterization in a lab environment.
  • 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

We have just 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.

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