Battery Material Scientist

Yokohama, Japan


Role Number: 200085168
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The people here at Apple do not just craft products - they build the kind of wonder that has revolutionized entire industries. It is the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. Apple is looking for a material scientist/management with strong business sense to be responsible for the development of next generation LIB with new anode materials. In this role, you will have deep understanding also about cathode, electrolyte, binder and cell design, and be expected to provide strong leadership over strategic partnerships with materials vendors, cell vendors, aligning them to Apple's development programs and roadmaps. You will take ownership of the R&D skills and experiences for rapid development of processes and technologies while leading this R&D agenda, while demonstrating initiative, and the ability to maintain highly interactive relationships with various partners and influence senior management.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience or R&D activities relating to lithium ion battery/materials
  • Excellent English and Japanese written and verbal communication skills
  • Pro-activeness and self-motivation
  • The rare ability to collaborate across disciplines, constituencies, both internal and external, and across geographies, with strong leadership and passion to guide multiple dynamics towards a common goal
  • A dedication and commitment for results in a dynamic and fast moving environment
  • The ability for frequent travel all over the world as needed


• Lead and run this R&D team and complete novel anode material innovations for next gen LIB realization under daring timelines • Create implementation plan and documentation of a R&D roadmap to be followed by the R&D team member • Define key material factor, procedures, measurement way, and create solution to meet this R&D goals • Produce and organize R&D budgets and forecasts • Mentor staff members and assist their further growth. Assist in the recruitment of new team members • Identify potential external partners, assess their technologies, and take the role of negotiation for establishing partnerships on strategic technology initiatives with your internal partners • Create interactive partnerships with material vendors, cell vendors, external R&D institute, as well as all related Apple teams across the globe

Education & Experience

Master or PhD Degree in Chemistry or related fields

Additional Requirements