Battery Post Mortem Analyst

at SOLiTHOR’s Centre of Excellence for solid-state rechargeable lithium battery technology.


Who we are

SOLiTHOR is a high tech company which is utilising 10 years of research carried out by imec, the prestigious Belgian R&D institute in nanoelectronics and digital technologies.

Building on this unique and patented research, SOLiTHOR is developing and aiming to commercialise the next solid-state lithium batteries for the electromobility sector. Our mission is to scale up our solid-state battery technology and apply it to electric vehicles – in the air, on land and sea.

To strengthen our growing team of engineers and technologists, we are looking for a motivated and talented Battery Post Mortem Analyst .


Main responsibilities

  • Diagnose and analyse battery issues and failures in order to provide performance and health insights.
  • Develop test plans, propose experiment designs and undertake thorough analysis that will lead to asystematic investigation of battery failures.
  • Summarise test report results that effectively communicate the findings of the post-mortem analysis, including root causes and contributing factors. Suggested recommendations for improvement will also be expected.
  • Contribute to the assembly process of battery cells by providing insights gained during past failure analysis work. An understanding of failure modes and contributing factors will potentially guide the assembly team to implement best practices so as to enhance cell performance and prevent potential failure scenarios.   



We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual who has a hands-on approach to work - a creative problem solver who is motivated and passionate about the profession and is keen to work in a start-up environment. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail, a safety-focussed mindset, and the ability to work collaboratively.



  •  Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Entry level position
  • Prior experience in Post Mortem Analysis or analytical techniques
  • Hands-on experience of battery cell assembly and testing
  • An understanding of battery cell safety and risks
  • Fluent in English


Other considerations

  • Results-driven and able to deliver quality output within tight deadlines
  • An ability to thrive in a high-tech start up environment where teamwork is key
  • A strong analytical mind and the ability to troubleshoot chemical and technical issues
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and able to respond to rapidly changing (technological/technical) conditions
  • Based in Belgium or willing to relocate


The opportunity

We offer you the opportunity to develop the next generation solid-state lithium batteries in a challenging environment. In doing so, you will take on a crucial role within our talented, passionate and multicultural team. You will have the opportunity to help build a company that will have a major global social impact.

SOLiTHOR not only offers you access to top class equipment and laboratory facilities, but also a competitive salary package with the following benefits:

  •  Contract of indeterminate duration (40h/week, 12 additional holidays)
  • Meal vouchers worth €8/working day
  • Hospitalisation insurance
  • Group insurance
  • Home office compensation
  • Stock options



You will be based in Sint-Truiden, where you will be surrounded by like-minded, inspiring people.


Interested to join our promising and challenging start-up?

To apply please send your CV to our HR officer Asho Brouckaert and include the job title in the subject line.

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