Ballard’s Research team has an opening for a junior Research Scientist/Engineer. The successful candidate will be working on the development of fuel cell gas diffusion layers (GDL), surrounded by world-leading experts. If you are a highly motivated individual who enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced environment and the satisfaction of taking an idea from concept into production, we want to hear from you!
Generate, review, analyze and report out GDL in-situ and ex-situ test data
Improve the understanding and linkage of GDL properties and design attributes to their performance and durability in an operating fuel cell
Assist in the development of new test equipment/method to improve understanding of gas, electrical and thermal transport phenomena in GDLs
Collaborate with supply chain and manufacturing engineering teams to ensure orderly progression of new designs release to production
Collaborate with GDL suppliers to develop GDL material specifications
Provide continuation engineering support for GDL products following internal change control and design review processes
Provide mentoring for coop students and contribute expertise to the Ballard research team.
Comply with Ballard safety protocols
Bachelor’s or higher degree in relevant Science or Engineering disciplines
1 – 3 years of directly related experience
Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret test data to compare against design objectives
Strong organization and problem-solving skills
Working knowledge of mechanical design, fluid mechanics, heat & mass transfer and thermodynamics
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of electrochemistry and fuel cell operation principles, design and modeling
Experience with VBA, MATLAB and/or Python
Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.