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Researcher, Advanced Materials

  • Location
    • Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Advanced (PhD) degree in science/engineering disciplines.
New PhD grad up to 1-3 years work experience. Individual Contributor. Generate innovative ideas, suggest new project areas, and establish technical plans. Conduct research and/or experiments to collect required data and validate research ideas in developing. Write timely and high-quality research reports, external publications, and records of invention to document new ideas and research results in your area of research.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry and technical developments to grow core technical skills and competencies.
Establish relationships and develop partners with divisional staffs to meet project objectives
Observe and ensure support personnel proper safety practices and ensure personal protective equipment is in working order. Communicate laboratory hazards appropriately.
Execute technical and special assignments.
Assist lab management in identifying mega-trends in technology and business strategies in the automotive sector.
Contribute responses to threats and opportunities.
Represent GM effectively to the external technical and business communities.
Participate in technical discussions and reviews as an expert in your field.
Grow and diversify personal skills and competency base.
In-depth knowledge of the state-of-the-art research in specialized areas.
Consistently demonstrate innovative thinking and strong partnership.
Strong verbal and written communication skills

New Phd Graduate, 1-3 years experience, individual contributor


Additional Description


  • Knowledge:
  • Candidate shall have strong background from one of the followings:
    • solid background in materials science, especially physical metallurgy.


  • background in related engineering fields such as mechanical engineering with an emphasis on computational solid/fluid mechanics.
  • Experienced with advanced materials development and technologies.
  • Established in technical community in respective field of study.
  • Experience in light metal (aluminum and magnesium) processing techniques (casting, extrusion, forging, welding, forming, etc.) and advanced high strength steel is plus, but not necessary.
  • Skills:
  • Skilled user of non-linear finite element analysis tools such as Abaqus, Ansys and Ls-dyna, and rich project experience in using FEA to solve engineering problems.
  • Ability to work both independently and in project teams.
  • Proficient with advanced analytical technologies for materials from nano-scale to macro-scale level.
  • Thorough understanding of thermodynamics/kinetics calculations of phase transformations.
  • Skillful with oral and written communication in English.
  • Experience/Education:
  • Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering with emphasis on physical metallurgy, or in related engineering fields such as Mechanical Engineering.
  • Preferred: at least 3 years of work/research experience in advanced structural materials with good track of research publications; and relevant experience in commercial labs or industrial R&D center.
  • Competencies:
  • Excellent problem solving capability
  • Interpersonal traits to work effectively with others
  • Excellent communication skill in presentation and writing. 

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