Analytical Chemist



Software Engineering
Skellefteå, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Job Description

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Analytical Chemist to join our bold project team to play a key role in analysing and evaluating the raw materials and intermediate products for Northvolt production and develipment of Li-ion cells.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in establishing the Quality Control laboratory of the first large scale European factory for Li-ion cells. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced Analytical Chemists and great leaders with industry background.

You will be in charge of developing, defining and implementing the analytical methods for analysing material and intermediates for Research & Development and Production, reporting to the Quality Control Manager. Furthermore, you will be responsible for developing quality standards, procedures and documentation associated with the analytical and laboratory work including running the analyses using a range of analytical instruments. You will also be responsible for reviewing quality of new raw material sources and work with the R&D team to evaluate and compare material and product quality.

The Analytical Chemist will be an expert in analytical methods and instruments which includes deep knowledge in handling of instruments, interpretation of results and reporting. You have extensive experience from working in analytical laboratories and is used to structure your work in an efficient way. You will play an important role to support Research & Development and Production teams in analysing raw material and intermediate product quality and characteristics, collaborating with Northvolt Supply Chain, R&D and Production teams.

In general, you have a long experience in quality control, analytical instruments and laboratory work and work independently with a good sense of responsibility and commitment. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with Supply Chain/Procurement, R&D, Quality and Production. You will be based at the facility in Västerås with part-time at the project office in Stockholm.

The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Start-up of first analytical methods and instruments
  • Develop and document analytical methods and procedures for analysing and characterising new raw materials and product intermediates together with R&D
  • Run analytical testing on a range of instruments and report data/results
  • Specific expertise in XRD, Dynamic light scattering, ICP-OES, AAS, SEM/EDX, BET, contact angle measurement and titration
  • Develop and propose new analytical methods
  • Execute the Quality Control and testing plan of raw materials and product intermediates
  • Maintain the analytical instruments to a high standard
  • Work across many parts of the organisation, collaborating with R&D technical team, Process engineering, Supply Chain, IT & automation.

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Analytical Chemist is vital to Northvolt customer satisfaction, the success of Northvolt and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is as soon as possible.