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General Motors Battery Researcher in Warren, Michigan

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

As a valued Researcher with the Research and Development team here at GM, you will innovate through next-gen ideas, suggest new project areas, and establish technical plans. Conduct research and/or experiments to collect required data and validate research ideas in developing next-gen battery technology. Write timely and high-quality research reports, external publications, and records of invention to detail new insights and research results in your area of research. Ready to become a part of the team who readily ask the question 'what's next'? Join us today!

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop next-generation high energy density lithium ion battery technologies for electric vehicles

  • Develop and execute technical plans, including concept generation, development, and evaluation

  • Generate timely and high-quality research reports, external publications, and records of invention to document new ideas and research results in his/her areas of research

  • Lead technical discussions and reviews as an expert in related areas of responsibility

  • Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge in related areas of responsibility

  • Communicate ideas, plans and results effectively via presentations and written reports

  • Work effectively with peers, management, operations groups, and outside organizations

Additional Job Description

Basic Required Skills:

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, or Chemistry and related filed with demonstrated research capability

  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience on material synthesis, analysis and electrochemical characterization techniques

  • Knowledge of electrochemical surface phenomena and its characterization;

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with GM internal and external customers

Basic Preferred Skills

  • 0-6 years of research experience (postdoc or industrial)

  • Experience in battery material synthesis, surface coating, and characterization techniques

  • Experience in battery cell design and electrode/cell fabrication

  • Experience in electrochemical characterization and testing equipment

  • Deep understanding in electrochemical reaction phenomena and mechanisms

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.

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 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 .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.