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Researcher - Battery Electrochemist


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week.

Who You Are

As a valued member of the Battery Cell Systems Research team at GM R&D you will innovate through the creation of new concepts, the exploration of new technology areas, and providing solutions to complex technical problems for advanced batteries for automotive applications. The successful candidate will perform advanced characterization and diagnostic studies to understand key phenomena and processes occurring during battery operation. The position will offer the opportunities to collaborate internally with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers, while also working collaboratively with external partners and suppliers.

What You Do

  • Design, build and analyze advanced batteries through testing and validation

  • Build cells and analyzes data to quantitatively measure and compare cell performance. Apply diagnostics to investigate cell reactions conduct failure mode analysis to identify root causes and generate novel solutions.

  • Use electrochemical techniques such as cycling tests, cyclic voltammetry, voltage-compositions profiles, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to investigate kinetic and thermodynamic properties of batteries’ materials

  • Perform data analysis, interpret experimental results, apply conclusions to iteratively develop experimental design

  • Develop research plans, lead multi-disciplinary investigations, and communicate results to project teams

  • Explore promising new research and development areas to maintain and gain technical edges over other competitors

  • Contribute to the development of intellectual property

Additional Description

What You Need

  • PhD in Science/engineering fields with proven research capability

  • 4+ years research and/or industry experience

  • Interpersonal traits for effective collaboration with others

  • Hands-on battery synthesis/analysis

What Would Be Even Better

  • 3+ years of postdoc or industrial research experience

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

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 . 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.