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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Electrodes Research Scientist/Engineer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
Ballard has a regular full-time position as an Electrodes Research Scientist or Engineer at our Burnaby location. Reporting to Electrodes Team Lead in Research, the successful candidate will work within the Electrodes Team with research scientists and engineers to support catalyst and catalyst layer stability studies to improve product lifetime.


  • Characterize and develop advanced fuel cell materials with a focus on material stability
  • Analyze, interpret and summarize chemical & electrochemical data
  • Conduct experimental studies to support advanced fuel cell catalyst layer design
  • Develop advanced anode catalyst layer designs
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of, critically analyze, and summarize fuel cell literature
  • Prepare samples and operate fuel cell test stations to evaluate the performance and durability of advanced concepts.
  • Work effectively within a research team of scientists and research engineers to accomplish technical objectives
  • Troubleshoot instrument and equipment problems

  • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • Master's or PhD degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, or relevant Engineering field (or equivalent experience)
  • Strong analytical lab skills previous experience working in an electrochemistry lab
  • Catalyst synthesis experience an asset
  • Familiarity with characterization and testing of PEMFC materials
  • Experience working in an industrial Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell lab is an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to work quickly and reliably while under pressure

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