Chemistry Cathode Scientist (F/M)

Bordeaux, FranceCDI

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About  Automotive Cells Company (ACC)

Join us and be a pioneer for a green transport revolution.
Automotive Cells Company (ACC) is one of Europe’s newest and most exciting high-tech companies. Backed by Saft-Total, Stellantis-Opel and Mercedes-Benz, ACC is set to power the future of the automotive industry by innovating in battery technology.
We aim to produce sustainable, affordable, high-capacity, longer-life batteries as a cleaner alternative to current energy sources. We have created an R&D center and new state-of-the art facility in France (New Aquitaine), and we are building gigafactories in Hauts de France, Germany and Italy.

We need a range of skilled and agile people to bring our vision to life, especially in the areas of industrialization, mechanical design, testing/prototyping and any other function of a new-born company. If you’re looking to take your career further than you imagined, if you’re passionate about creating cleaner transport, we’d like to hear from you.

Accelerating sustainable mobility for all.

Job description

Overall job functions:

Lead a team of Chemical Technicians to research, assess and propose advanced concepts and materials (TRL1-3) to improve various aspects of an EV cell at chemistry level, relevant with the company roadmap and objectives. Different technologies can be studied (advanced Li-ion, solid-state, Na-ion, LiS etc..) depending on the company roadmap and objectives.

Main missions:


  • Leads a team responsible for the technical assessment and TRL validations of a specific technological brick family.

  • Leads and manages internal and external projects, contracts, while collaborating with internal teams (R&D, Industrialization, Projects, Simulation, …) to ensure the success of one’s missions

  • Leads and manages collaborations with suppliers, customers and strategic partners.

  • Considers employee wellbeing as a priority to achieve team and project targets Responsible for reporting his group activities to the hierarchy and other departments

  • Responsible for yearly review with the team members, their work time repartition versus projects/topics, their safety at work

  • Uses common management techniques to ensure efficiency and creativity within his/her team.

Technical expertise

  • Is the technical referent of the technological brick family she/he is in charge of.

  • Applies and transmits its expertise on Li-ion and/or Solid State cell electrochemistry.

  • Applies and transmits its expertise on Li-ion and/or Solid State cell manufacturing at lab, pilot and industrial scale.

  • Proposes new concepts, processes and materials to improve various aspects of an EV cell at chemistry level, relevant with the company roadmap and objectives.

  • Applies agile approaches to answer quickly to internal and external customers.

  • Contributes to the company roadmap.

  • Is aware of and analyzes solutions from competitors.

  • Knows the state of the art on his/her topic of expertise.

  • Participates to national and international meetings.

  • Supports Intellectual Property monitoring and proposes innovative patentable concepts.

  • Supports or leads RFQ/RFI of equipment and/or components.



  • Excellent understanding of the Li-ion and/or solid-state technology

  • Excellent understanding of battery related technologies

  • Excellent understanding of current technological locks and limits

  • Excellent understanding of electrochemistry applied to battery

  • Manufacturing processes of Li-ion and/or Solid State cell

  • Various analytical methods commonly used in the field of Li-ion battery


  • Minimum 5 years experience in similar job at automotive or battery manufacturer/R&D institute with Team management experience.

  • International experience (China, Japan, Korea, Germany, USA) in R&D and/or Production for Li-ion battery


  • PhD/Thesis and Engineering school or similar in Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Batteries or Material Science.

  • Fluent in English

Key behaviours:

  • Analytical and synthetical skills,

  • Creativity,

  • Inventiveness,

  • Organization and time-management skills,

  • Customer focused,

  • Proactive,

  • Result and performance motivated,

  • Team spirit,

  • Autonomous,

  • Good communication and social skills,

  • Role model.

Some extra skills that make the difference:

  • Data mining,

  • Programming,

  • Automation,

  • Statistics,

  • Modelling,

  • Lab conception,

  • Pilot line conception and running,

  • Materials synthesis/manufacturing,

  • Failure modes analysis,

  • Problem solving methods (8D,…),

  • Innovation methods (ASIT,…),

  • Project management,

  • French, any other languages.

Why join us?
Our Advantages and Perks: new premises, parking spaces reserved for carpoolers, possibility of recharging your electric car on reserved spaces in our parking lot.

Other perks and advantages include : Company restaurant, meal and also vegetables/fruits baskets delivery service. Janitorial services, telecommuting, complementary retirement plan (subject to a salary threshold), additionnal & seniority leaves, well-being workshops, osteopathy sessions.

You will also benefit from access to our Sports & Culture association, conferences, and also sports, holidays and culture subsidy.

Details about the job
Bordeaux, France
Research & innovation
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