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Analytical Scientist

Description

GM is seeking a skilled Analytical Scientist to join Chemistry Platform and Electrode Integration team. The candidate should be committed, dedicated, responsible, focused, detail-oriented, able to adjust in a fast-paced working environment, collaborate well with other staff members with a shared vision and demonstrate excellent organizational communication skills. This candidate will serve as an internal expert on materials and electrode characterization techniques, lead test method characterization and validation activities, and procure analytical equipment as and when needed. This candidate will be responsible for physical and chemical analysis, and thermal properties of all battery materials and understand their interactions with each other.

In this position you will be a fully-qualified contributor who has thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the department. You will possess a broad technical knowledge, training and understanding combined with creative and independent thinking and conceptual ability to related work performed within their department. Promotes GM's values and makes customer-focused decisions.

This position requires sound technical knowledge and expertise related to the functional area of responsibility. You will need prior experience and/or knowledge of mechanical, instrumentation, electronics, testing/driving and fabrication. Translates business objectives to actionable work for the work group. Supports leading new processes and methods in line with departmental goals.

  • Serve as an internal expert on materials characterization techniques

  • Lead testing method characterization and validation activities

  • Procure analytical equipment as and when needed

  • Analysis of chemical, physical, and thermal properties of all battery materials and understand their interactions with each other

  • Performs critical interpretation of analytical data; analyzes information to drive mechanistic understanding

  • Ability to work independently in experimental design to resolve technical issues

  • Be able to work in a team environment and provide expertise to the team effort

  • Performs critical interpretation of analytical data; analyzes information to drive mechanistic understanding.

  • Develop a fundamental mechanistic understanding of electrode characteristics related to performance

  • Be able to work in a team environment and provide expertise to the team effort.

  • Communicate new concepts and draw insight from discussions with coworkers.

  • Perform and/or share expertise and hands-on experience in operating and maintaining analytical instruments including but not limited to GC, FTIR, UV-Vis, DSC, TGA, SEM, EDAX, ICP, XPS, Raman, IC, BET, PSA, EPMA, conductivity, and other electrode characterization techniques

  • Ability to analyze data and draw deeper conclusions from analytical data to drive faster turnaround times


Additional Description

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor degree, chemical engineering, materials science, or related fields with 8+ years of industrial/academic experience related to ion Li battery analysis

  • Experience in electrochemistry, specifically on lithium-ion batteries and related material and electrode characterization

  • Expertise and hands-on experience in operating and maintaining analytical instruments including but not limited to GC, FTIR, UV-Vis, DSC, TGA, SEM, EDAX, XPS, Raman, IC, BET, PSA, EPMA, conductivity, and other electrode characterization techniques

  • Ability to analyze data and draw deeper conclusions from analytical data to drive faster turnaround times

  • Demonstrable track record of learning new technologies quickly and using your skillset to have a tangible impact in a short time frame

  • Ability to onboard and integrate existing in-house knowledge with new discoveries and challenges being tackled in developing high-energy cells

  • Ability to identify and execute testing metrics to shorten the cycle of learning

  • Experience working with moisture sensitive materials in a glovebox or dry room

Preferred Skills:

  • PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related fields with 10+ years of industrial/academic experience related to ion Li battery analysis

  • Experience in electrochemistry, specifically on lithium-ion batteries and related material and electrode characterization


About GM

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Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.