Experimental Cell Engineer

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London, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-04-02

Category: energy

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About the company:

Our mission is to create technologies that enable people to breathe cleaner air. Through continuous research and development, we are pioneering new ways to utilise battery systems and enhance their health, charging, cycle life and range. Headquartered in London, we work in partnership with global OEMs in the automotive, robotics and consumer electronics industries to deliver advanced battery system performance and experiences. We are developers of the world’s first health adaptive battery charging software. 

Are you passionate about fighting climate change? Do you want to work on creating a world where everyone can breathe clean air? At Breathe, we believe an electrified future is key to achieving this, which is why we are building battery technology to help brands do more with the power they have.

Our physics-based battery management software helps some of the world's largest and most iconic automotive and consumer electronics brands deliver products with faster charging, longer life and zero compromise on safety. Put simply, we make batteries better. And we want you to join us.

What you will be doing

This is an exciting time to join Breathe. You will be working on cutting-edge products that will be used by some of the world's most recognised brands in automotive and consumer electronics.

We are looking for a highly curious scientist with glovebox experience and knowledge of lithium ion cells who can both execute and improve our experimental procedures. Working at our state-of-the-art, 7,500+ square foot laboratory in London (the largest battery testing facility in the city), and collaborating with our product development team, to deliver and improve our technology.

This is a unique opportunity for someone to drive meaningful commercial outcomes for both Breathe and our customers as we look to accelerate the electrification of everything. We'll intentionally support opportunities for you to develop, be that courses, conferences, mentorship or something else.


  • Masters degree in chemistry, engineering, or other relevant subject
  • At least two years hands-on experience in chemical and electrochemical experiments in a glovebox
  • Knowledge of cell chemistry and working mechanisms of lithium-ion batteries
  • Ability to implement chemistry safety procedures including CoSHH and risk assessments
  • Basic programming in Matlab is a plus but not essential
  • Experience with handling compressed gas is a plus but not essential
  • A team player with a proactive attitude and ability to work autonomously
  • Adaptability in an innovative and rapidly scaling environment


  • A small, talented and cohesive team delivering exciting products
  • The ability to have a big say in how the company is run and where we are going
  • Share options scheme
  • 34 days holidays per annum including public holidays
  • Ethical pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Central + East London locations

At Breathe, we believe that having diverse perspectives within our team is an essential part of innovating quickly, thinking from first principles, and expanding our expertise. Ultimately, enabling us to deliver better products to our customers.

We aim to attract, nurture and retain diverse individuals. Because that’s how we do our best work. And because that’s the kind of world we want to live in. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates and are willing to provide accommodations as needed throughout the recruitment process.

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