Scientist (Electrochemist)

Role Description
GBatteries is looking for an advanced level electrochemical scientist with extensive experience in Li ion batteries. It is a 5-month contract position with a potential to being converted into full time. You will be working with a small team to develop a custom battery test platform for an entirely new battery management system. Tasks will include creating new concepts and providing solutions to highly complex technical problems in the field of battery material science.


  • Develop, implement, and oversee new methods for battery management and charging
  • Investigate chemical aspects of the degradation mechanisms in Li ion batteries
  • Predict how materials will perform
  • Collect and analyze test data
  • Mentor junior scientists and colleagues
  • Assist in development of IP strategy for battery management systems and evaluation of the IP landscape in critical application areas.
  • Interact with customers to understand needs and help to translate these to product opportunities.
  • Work in cross-functional team consisting of marketing, sales and engineering to advance projects.

Preferred qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of electrochemistry and lithium ion battery technology, preferably with industrial experience in battery and/or material development for lithium ion battery systems.
  • Broad knowledge of material science and physical chemistry, with solid understanding of electrical properties of materials.
  • Experience with product development, patent filing, and intellectual property analysis.
  • Highly developed research and analysis techniques. Ability to apply statistical analysis to make sound conclusions. Well-developed technical report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to formulate and present ideas in a convincing and persuasive manner to both technical and non-technical audiences; give technical advice.

Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Engineering, or similar relevant field
  • Minimum 2-3+ years relevant industrial experience in product/applications development in lithium ion battery or energy storage technology.

Company Description
GBatteries is an Ottawa based start up company that designed and developed an Active Battery Management System (ActiveBMS) - an innovative technological approach for battery management that enhances performance by optimizing ion flow based on measurement of a battery’s unique state and condition in real-time. After being funded by top-tier Silicon Valley investors, we shipped the first product (BatteryBox) equipped with ActiveBMS in December 2014. Since then, we've deployed thousands of batteries powered by ActiveBMS. Having sold units in over 38 countries, this is only the beginning. Our mission is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the adoption of renewable energy, one battery at a time.

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