Honda Research Institute USA (HRI-US) is at the cutting edge of Honda's research and development activities. Inspired by Honda's global slogan - The Power of Dreams - we pursue emerging technologies and bring them into reality to make people happy, even as we are engaged daily in highly scientific, pioneering work. We realize that dreams don't co me from organizations, systems, or money. They come from people, and we seek people who have such challenging spirits to work with us.

Scientist: Fabrication of Flexible Battery for Wearables (Job Number: P18F06 )
San Jose, CA

This position seeks qualified candidate for a Scientist position to begin from February 2020. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, eagerness to learn and grow, and have a flexible approach to solving problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Search for a proper gel or solid electrolyte for flexible battery
  • Fabrication of self-standing electrodes based on carbon nanotube supported composite sheets
  • Characterize and analyze the materials through SEM, XRD, Raman, UV-Vis, FT-IR
  • Search for proper flexible packaging material
  • Battery assembly
  • Performance evaluation including impedance measurements
  • Present the results through presentations and scientific publications

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in materials science, physics, chemistry, or related field
  • Postdoctoral experience in the related field
  • Knowledge in carbon nanotube functionalization and graphene synthesis preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and good teamwork

Duration:

  • Up to 4 years with the possibility of further extension at the company’s discretion
Scientist: Synthesis and Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Based Yarns (Job Number: P18F07 )
San Jose, CA

This position seeks qualified candidate for a Scientist position to begin from February 2020. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, eagerness to learn and grow, and have a flexible approach to solving problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in exploring and developing efficient methods for the synthesis of horizontally and vertically aligned carbon nanotubes
  • Fabrication of carbon nanotube yarns and their composites using floating catalyst CVD method
  • Fabrication of self-standing carbon nanotube composite sheets using LiMeO and graphite as a fillers
  • Fabrication of conductive threads by coating with carbon allotropes
  • Characterize and analyze the materials through SEM, XRD, Raman, UV-Vis, FT-IR, and so on
  • Fabrication of passive and active textiles (E-textile) using conductive threads (functionalized) including incorporation of the sensors
  • Present the results through presentations and scientific publications

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in materials science, physics, chemistry, or related field
  • Postdoctoral experience in the related field
  • Knowledge in carbon nanotube functionalization and graphene synthesis preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and good teamwork

Duration:

  • Up to 4 years with the possibility of further extension at the company’s discretion
Scientist: Beyond Li-ion Battery: New Energy Sources and Storage (Job Number: P18F08 )
San Jose, CA

This position seeks qualified candidate for a Scientist position to begin from February 2020. The candidate
must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, eagerness to learn and grow, and have a
flexible approach to solving problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Search for a new candidate materials and phenomenon (optical, superconductor, thermoelectric, etc.) for energy generation and storage
  • Developing technology for exploitation of new energy materials for empowering the wearable devices
  • Characterize and analyze the materials through SEM, XRD, Raman, UV-Vis, FT-IR, and so on
  • Present the results through presentations and scientific publications

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in materials science, physics, chemistry, or related field
  • Postdoctoral experience in the related field
  • Knowledge in carbon nanotube functionalization and graphene synthesis preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and good teamwork

Duration:

  • Up to 4 years with the possibility of further extension at the company’s discretion
How to apply

​Please send an email to careers@honda-ri.com with the following:

  • ​​Subject line including the ​job number you are applying for
  • Recent CV
  • A cover letter explaining how your background matches the qualifications
Candidates must have the legal right to work in the U.S.A.​