Research Scientist/Engineer, Burnaby, BC Canada
Ballard
Burnaby, BC
Ballard has a regular, full-time position available for a Research Scientist/Engineer at our Burnaby location. Reporting to Electrodes Manager, Research, the successful candidate will work within the Electrodes Team with research scientists and engineers to support design studies and develop advanced cathode catalyst layer designs.

Responsibilities:
Conduct experimental studies to support advanced fuel cell catalyst layer design
Develop advanced fuel cell materials
Develop advanced cathode catalyst layer (CCL) designs
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of, critically analyze, and summarize fuel cell literature
Prepare samples and operate fuel cell test stations to evaluate performance and durability of advanced CCL concepts
Analyze, interpret and summarize electrochemical data
Work effectively within a research team of scientists and research engineers to accomplish technical objectives
Troubleshoot instrument and equipment problems

Requirements:
M.Sc./M.A.Sc./Ph.D. in Materials Science or Chemistry, or relevant Engineering field (or equivalent experience), with strong lab skills and previous experience working in an electrochemistry lab
3 – 5 years of related experience
Some experience working in an industrial Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell lab is an asset
Familiarity with synthesis, characterization, and testing of PEMFC materials
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by a strong publication and conference presentation record
Strong organization and problem solving skills
Proven ability to work quickly and reliably while under pressure

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.