Research And Development Manager

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About the job

CrimsonXT has partnered with a dynamic Series A stage battery technology company with an innovative approach to driving the future of lithium-ion battery technology. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated R&D Manager to join the team and contribute to the mission of revolutionizing the energy industry.


  • PhD in a relevant field with at least 5 years of post-degree experience in the battery industry (experience with start-ups is highly desirable).
  • Over 5 years of experience in lithium-ion battery materials and processes, with a focus on electrolytes and lithium metal anodes.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to address technical challenges using fundamental and practical approaches.
  • Experience managing small to mid-sized research teams, demonstrating technical leadership.
  • Adaptable and proactive problem-solving attitude, especially suited for a fast-paced start-up environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute the design, testing, and interpretation of lithium metal batteries to identify optimal cell chemistries and understand degradation mechanisms.
  • Lead the creation of intellectual property or trade secrets to protect the company’s technological advancements and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Oversee joint-development program timelines to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Perform additional tasks as needed to ensure the success of assigned projects and support R&D operations.

Sound interesting? Apply to find out more.