Junior Electrolyte Engineer

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


Who we are

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

Building on this unique and patented research, SOLiTHOR aims to develop and 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 Junior Electrolyte Engineer.


Main responsibilities

  • Participate on the synthesis of solid electrolytes with different formulations
  • Work closely with the solid electrolyte Lead Engineer to develop and execute a research and development plan for this technological area
  • Perform material synthesis, characterisation and analyse results
  • Material Characterisation - conduct thorough investigations of various electrolyte materials and composites using techniques including (but not limited to) TEM, SEM, TGA, ionic conductivity, mechanical testing
  • Work closely with the interdisciplinary teams



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-focused mindset, and the ability to work collaboratively with others.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, or other related discipline
  • Laboratory experiment know-how analysing data, and reporting results
  • The ability to work effectively in cross-functional and collaborative teams
  • Excellent problem solving and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Fluent in English


Other considerations

  • Results-driven and able to deliver quality output within tight deadlines
  • Able to thrive in a high-tech start-up environment where teamwork is key
  • Strong analytical mind and the ability to troubleshoot chemical and technical issues
  • Strong communication skills. A good level of English is mandatory given the multinational character of the start-up.
  • Flexible and able to respond to rapidly changing (technological/technical) circumstances
  • 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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