General Motors Battery Modeling Researcher - RES0001061 in Warren, Michigan

About the Role

Battery Modeling Researcher

Develop electro-chemical models for battery cells to simulate cell performance and design. Drive experimental data generation for model calibration and validation. Support technology development for next generation vehicle electrification.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use commercial software or custom code to build porous electrode models
  • Incorporate advanced scientific concepts into the models
  • Plan experiments and data generation for model development, calibration and validation
  • Interface with material and cell suppliers and evaluate emerging technologies
  • Interact closely with R&D and engineering colleagues
  • Communicate results internally and externally through timely, high-quality research reports, external publications, and records of invention
  • Participate in technical discussions and reviews as an expert in battery cell technology
  • Generate innovative ideas, suggest new project areas, and establish technical plans
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry and technical developments affecting areas of responsibility
  • Display sense of entrepreneurship and drive results to product implementation


  • Ph.D. in electrochemical, chemical or related discipline
  • Strong background in electrochemical and battery technology
  • Extensive experience in modeling electrochemical systems
  • Working knowledge of COMSOL software a major plus
  • Understanding of battery-related experiments including cell construction, cycler operation, impedance spectroscopy, etc.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with GM internal and external customers, including executive management
  • Results oriented, flexible, and ability work with timelines