Lithium-Ion Battery Research Scientist (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
  • Use Your Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Knowledge
  • Assist in the Development of Predictive Models for Cell Performance
  • Opportunity to Work Alongside Australia’s Top Scientists



The Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) is part of the Australian Department of Defence and dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs. DSTG is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering valued scientific advice and innovative solutions.



Power and Energy Systems Group within the Maritime Division requires an individual who has proven experience with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) measurements on large format electrochemical cells.

This is a full-time, fixed-term tenure role that will ideally commence in July 2020 and is initially for 3 years, with a provision for two options to extend for up to 12 months each. Benefits of employment under a fixed-term tenure by CS Executive Group include paid annual leave, sick leave, and public holidays.

Some of the tasks associated with this role include:

  • Undertaking Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) measurements on large format electrochemical cells, modules and packs;
  • Analysis and management of data from cycling and storage tests, and EIS on large format electrochemical cells, modules and packs;
  • Operation of isothermal adiabatic and accelerating rate calorimeter;
  • Assist in developing/implementing predictive models of cell performance and ageing;
  • Perform safe disassembly of large-format electrochemical cells;
  • Undertake structural and chemical analysis of electrode materials;
  • Operation/calibration of gas and x-ray analysis for battery safety tests;
  • Safe handling/storage, connection/disconnection of large format Li-ion batteries;
  • Programming and running/calibrating battery cyclers for cycle tests;
  • Supervision of cycling tests; and
  • Preparation of reports when required.

The nature of this work shall require successful candidates to undergo security vetting to obtain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.



To be considered eligible for this opportunity: –


NOTE: If you only have permanent residence or a visa affording you the right to work in this country then you cannot be considered for shortlisting

Additionally, eligible applicants shall also need to address CS Executive Group’s selection criteria:

  • A degree in Chemistry or a relevant scientific discipline, as well as proven hands-on experience;
  • Experience with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), analysis and interpretation of data obtained from long-term cycling and storage tests, safe handling/storage (connection/disconnection), operation/programming of battery cyclers for long-term cycling testing, safe disassembly, X-ray analysis, adiabatic isothermal calorimetry of large format Li-ion cells;
  • Experience with structural and chemical analysis of electrode materials;
  • Understanding of general principles of gas analysis by Fourier Transformed Infra-Red (FTIR) spectroscopy;
  • Experience writing technical reports; and
  • MUST be willing to obtain an AGSVA security clearance to the level of Negative Vetting Level 1.

Applicants being considered by CS Executive Group for shortlisting for this role will be asked to complete our formal selection criteria, which shall incorporate your responses to the above plus several additional questions.



To have a confidential discussion about these contract positions, please SMS/call:

Daniel (Dan) Turner on 0415 573 220

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CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence received on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application—only those applicants being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted.

However, if on this occasion you’re unsuccessful, please note your details will be added to our Talent Pool database.