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Researcher/Senior Researcher, Battery Materials and Cells

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


  • Research and develop novel and cutting-edge battery materials (specifically cathode and anode) technologies, and solutions for integrating into cell designs and enabling high-perform, low-cost battery for GM’s next generation electric vehicles.
  • Generate innovative ideas, initiate new research areas, and establish technical pathways pertaining to improving battery materials properties through crystalline-phase composition designing/tuning, microstructure engineering/modification and/or manufacturing process optimization.
  • Set research direction and independently lead technology development, validation, and transferring to engineering organization within GM and external partners via commercialization by licensing, interface and collaborate with various material and cell suppliers
  • Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge in technical areas of responsibility and understand relevance/importance of new technologies to corporate needs.
  • Effective teamwork with internal and external partners globally
  • Execute technical assignments independently and communicate results and business value clearly
  • Write timely and high-quality internal reports
  • Represent GM through external publications and presentations


  • Knowledge:
  • Solid background in related areas such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Experienced with advanced battery materials (cathode and anode) development, characterization, cell design and fabrication as well as cell testing
  • Experienced in electrochemistry and cell performance diagnosis and post-mortem analysis
  • Established in technical community in respective field of study
  • Skills:
  • Ability to work both independently and in project teams
  • Expertise in battery material synthesis, characterization and cell testing
  • Proficient with advanced analytical technologies for materials from nano-scale to macro-scale level, such as SEM, TEM, 3D-APT and XRD.
  • Good understanding of thermodynamics/kinetics calculations of phase transformations
  • Skillful with oral and written communication in English
  • Experience/Education:
  • Ph.D. degree in lithium-ion battery related disciplines such as Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (or related fields) with emphasis on battery materials (cathode and anode) development and characterization, at least two years of working experience in academic, in battery industry or at automotive OEMs
  • Preferred:  work experience in battery cathode/anode development and processing with research publications; and relevant experience in commercial labs or industrial R&D center
  • Competencies:
  • Excellent technical problem-solving capability
  • Interpersonal traits to work effectively with others in good peer relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Integrity and Trust

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