Houston , United States

Job Title
Associate Scientist/ Engineer
Pay commensurate with experience. Annually
Office time
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Houston, United States
Job Type
Full Time
28 May, 2021

Company Description

TexPower is a startup company spun out of the University of Texas at Austin in early 2019, continuing the disruptive innovations led by Profs. John B. Goodenough and Arumugam Manthiram on lithium-ion batteries. We aim to deploy our novel cobalt-free, high-energy, drop-in cathode materials in lithium-based batteries used across the U.S. and beyond. Our cathodes can replace commercial battery cathodes “Powder for Powder”, and thus are extremely flexible for any battery form factor and are applicable wherever portable power is required.

In 2020 TexPower moved its operations to Houston, TX and established laboratory space at the University of Houston Technology Bridge. 

  • Chemistry
  • Wet Chemistry
  • Data Collection
  • Mathematics & Measurement
  • Verbal & Written Communication
  • Laboratory Safety

So If You Are Someone Who Has

Job Brief

TexPower is looking for an attentive and diligent Associate Scientist to join our team. As an Associate Scientist, you’ll become a member of a dynamic and rapidly expanding startup at the forefront of developing next-generation cobalt-free lithium-ion battery cathode materials for electric vehicles and beyond.


This is the entry-level classification in the Scientist series. Initially, under close supervision, the incumbent will learn and perform a variety of basic and general laboratory and clerical tasks determined by the field and scope of the particular project. May perform tasks related to the project independently, within broad guidelines, and subject to periodic review by supervisor or other staff.


Skills and Experience: 

  • One+ year(s) lab experience (industry experience preferred, but relevant coursework may count towards experience). 
  • Demonstrated abilities in laboratory techniques required. 
  • Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, is preferred.
  • Appropriate communications skills required. Strong interest in battery material technologies preferred

Working Conditions: May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.

May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.

Job Responsibilities


  • Performs laboratory tasks utilizing standard techniques and equipment; 
  • Making coin, pouch & full battery cells
  • Mixing chemicals and performing wet chemistry
  • Handling powders such as sifting
  • Collects project data;
  • May perform routine logging and testing of samples;
  • Processes, organizes, and summarizes data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet, or statistical software applications or program


  • Performs related laboratory maintenance such as equipment cleaning and inventory checking.

Medical, dental, vision, retirement (SEP-IRA), stock option package, paid vacation.