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Cell R&D Co-op

Cell R&D Co-op Student Job Description

Ion Storage Systems creates batteries that are safer, lighter, and enable form factors with tighter packing density that enhance system performance. We are backed by leading venture capital firms including Alsop Louie Partners, Clear Creek Investments, VoLo Earth Ventures, and Toyota Ventures and recently closed an oversubscribed Series A funding round in mid-2022 to enable the growth of the team and commercialization of the technology.


We offer an inclusive environment with opportunities for growth and believe that a thriving workspace leads to a thriving company. We hope you will contact us to learn more and to be a part of our diverse, collaborative team!

We are looking to add a full-time Cell R&D Co-op Student for the Summer and Fall 2024 semester (6 months in total) to our team in Beltsville, MD. This position reports to the Cell R&D Manager and will target improved understanding of our next-generation lithium battery technology at the cell level. This work will be achieved through characterization of component materials, assembly and testing of batteries, electrochemical experiments, and data analysis.


  • Perform experimental research on battery cells and component materials under the mentorship and supervision of a Battery Scientist in the Cell R&D team
  • Fabricate lithium batteries and conduct testing with a focus on rigor, repeatability, and statistical analyses in an industrial setting
  • Effectively document and communicate experimental design, results, and uncertainties
  • Maintain lab cleanliness and promote environmental health and safety in the daily work environment


Required Experience:

  • Undergraduate student currently enrolled in one of the following fields: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Completion of at least one laboratory-based undergraduate course
  • Familiarity with data analysis using Microsoft Excel and programming languages such as Python and Matlab


Required Skills:

  • Interest in electrochemistry and energy systems
  • Interest in learning hands-on laboratory techniques related to battery fabrication and materials characterization
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills 


Department:  Cell R&D


Location:  Beltsville, MD


Reports to:  Cell R&D Manager


Additional Information:


  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Fully in-person employment (40 hours/week) with flexible schedule


Company Description

Ion Storage Systems Inc., located in Beltsville, MD, is a rapidly growing company commercializing its breakthrough lithium metal battery technology based on discoveries made at the University of Maryland. The company is committed to developing products that will impact everyday life on a global scale. Our technology improves product performance and safety in a variety of applications, including defense and aerospace, consumer electronics, electrified transportation, and renewable energy storage. Our team is made up of innovative, driven & creative individuals who are passionate about their work. The company offers an inclusive environment, growth opportunities and encourages work/life balance.


To all recruitment agencies: Ion Storage Systems, Inc. will not accept agency resumes for this role. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs email, or to any Ion Storage Systems employees or any other company email address. Ion Storage Systems is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Ion Storage Systems, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

*Eligibility to work in the United States as a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident is required for consideration.  Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as well.