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Battery Technology (Cell Modeling): Scientist

Battery Systems – Torrance, California
Department Battery Systems
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Battery Technology (Cell Modeling): Scientist                   

Company Overview

Fisker Inc. is a design led pioneering mobility technology company researching, developing and producing next generation electrically powered vehicles. As the electrification revolution begins to infiltrate the automotive industry, Fisker are focused on delivering advanced smart solutions across the electrification ecosystem from charging, to battery technology, powertrain and connected vehicle functionality. Strong product design is at our core where distinctive emotional yet cost effective style meet the latest in cutting edge technology.

Role Overview

A Scientist role for designing and performing computation models related to lithium-ion battery cell design. This position is related to the development of batteries in the Fisker Battery R&D group. The individual will possess an excellent knowledge of computational models related to Li-ion batteries, and the underlying physical equations which dictate its operation. The candidate will ideally have direct experience using COMSOL Multiphysics for model building and as a partial differential equation solver. The candidate should be capable of working cross functionally with Application Engineering, Materials Development, Testing, and Process R&D functions of Fisker Inc. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment with aggressive deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • Finite element modelling of 3D lithium-ion battery cells.
  • Provide feedback to engineers, based on computational results, to inform on cell design and structure.
  • Support engineers in the cell, module and pack design and development.
  • Report progress and results to leadership in timely basis.

Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • 3+years of experience of working in mathematical modeling of electrochemical systems.
  • Hands-on experiences in finite element analysis desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Willingness to work under pressure and in time-constrained situation.
  • Feel comfortable with multi-tasks.
  • Highly organized.

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competences

  • Experience with 3D models in COMSOL Multiphysics software package.
  • Working computational knowledge on Drift-Diffusion equations, Butler-Volmer equation, Faradays Law, and Ohms Law.
  • Knowledge of macro-homogeneous porous electrode model developed by John Newman.

Additional Requirements

Must be able to lift 25 lbs unassisted, bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run.

Must be willing to work overtime and on weekends where needed to meet deadlines and company goals.

Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

 

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  • Location
    Torrance, California
  • Department
    Battery Systems
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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