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Battery Chemist Principal

Job ID: 2300781
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Chemical Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Battery Chemist Principal to support the US Navy in Crane, IN. The successful candidate will support activities within NSWC Crane’s Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) submarine main storage group. 


  • Perform chemistry and electrochemistry analysis towards assessing VRLA submarine main storage battery state of health and performance
  • Establish processes/schedules for analysis
  • Familiarity with x-ray, porosimetry and wet chemistry battery analytic techniques
  • Design measurement tools for fractional gas collection and analysis
  • Experience with Quality Control and Chemical Safety are a plus
  • Write and Review Standard Operating Procedures



  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to obtain a secret clearance
  • Must be a US Citizen


  • Multiple battery chemistries (Pb acid, lithium, AgZn …)
  • Large format (>> 10 kWhr) Battery systems including battery management and monitoring systems
  • Battery electrode structural analysis through NMR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, FT-IR, UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, single crystal X-ray diffraction, optimization of reaction conditions, and kinetic studies.
  • Analyzing large data sets (> 100 Megabyte)

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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