About florrent

florrent is a Massachusetts-based, minority-owned deep-tech company innovating to design and build the next generation of high energy density ultracapacitors that will stabilize electrical grids and address critical bottlenecks for the adoption of renewable energies, electric vehicles, and net-zero buildings. Our ultracapacitors are manufactured in Western Massachusetts from abundant and regenerative hemp biomass, grown domestically in the US by Black and Indigenous farmers.

About the Culture

At florrent, we are passionate about bringing the benefits of a decarbonized future to everyone. That passion drives everything we do, and how we do it. We are building a team propelled by ambitious goals, and committed to seeing them come to reality…to reach those goals, we need to stay connected to what motivates us, and always be real about the challenges ahead. 

If that sounds like you, let’s talk! Our careers page is always being updated, but if you find yourself drawn to our mission while none of our current postings are quite the right fit, you can always reach out directly on our Home Page to start a conversation.

Responsibilities

florrent is looking for a materials scientist with deep expertise in electrode/electrolyte interaction in energy storage technologies to help us design, build, and optimize the next generation of ultracapacitors. In this role, you will

  • Work in a small, interdisciplinary R&D team to develop processes, experiments, and workflows that will help florrent quickly iterate towards commercialisation of our first product.

  • Help to map ultracapacitor prototype-scale innovation into production scale quality

  • Gather, analyse, and visualise data to allow R&D efforts to quickly converge on commercialisable innovation

Required Qualifications

  • MS or PhD degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related fields.

  • Proven track record of success bringing energy storage technologies to market

  • 5+ years of experience in industry laboratories performing and leading research on energy storage technologies

  • Experience creating and testing electrode and electrolyte formulations

  • Hands-on experience with electrochemical testing methods such as galvanostatic charge-discharge, cyclic voltammetry, and EIS

  • Experience in running and interpreting results from physical characterisation methods such as SEM, XRD, BET, Raman, FT-IR, etc.

  • Experience running material macro-characterisation for energy storage technologies, such as wind tests and pull tests

  • Experience mapping R&D-level innovation into production-scale roll-to-roll processes

  • Excellent and proactive communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing EDLC electrodes and/or electrolytes

  • Experience with programming languages used for data analysis, such as Python or Matlab

  • Experience working with Electronic Lab Notebooks

  • Experience building and testing coin cells and/or pouch cells