A123 Systems LLC

Applications Modeling Scientist

2 weeks ago(1/10/2018 7:57 PM)
# of Openings
Research and Development


Company Overview

A123Systems is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-power lithium ion batteries. The company’s patent pending Nanophosphate™ technology enables its batteries to deliver previously unattainable levels of power, safety and life. Applicable to a wide range of industries, A123Systems’ products remove many traditional technology constraints to provide OEMs expanded flexibility in system design. With the largest lithium ion R&D team in North America, world-class expertise and management, and global manufacturing operations, A123Systems’ Automotive Class Lithium Ion™ batteries are leading the automotive movement towards platform electrification. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Massachusetts, A123Systems’ proprietary nanoscale electrode technology is built on initial developments from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A123Systems' Advanced Research & Government Solutions Division in Ann Arbor, Michigan is nationally recognized for new materials development and cutting-edge research. For additional information please visit




Position Overview


The candidate will be expected to develop a broad understanding of automotive batteries, including how the cell relates to the system, how the system relates to the vehicle, and how the vehicle is impacted by its application requirements (both consumer and regulatory).  The candidate will also be placed into a rotation program to facilitate introduction to these different disciplines, including a variety of laboratory and computational tasks, prior to assuming a final position.


This position will report to Vice President, Cell Development.




  • PhD in Chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, or related field of study.
  • Doctoral thesis related to energy storage with focus on quantitative investigations
  • Demonstrated record of innovation, publication, and presentation
  • Demonstrated experience investigating relationship between material properties and performance
  • Experience with materials related to batteries or energy storage
  • 2+ years experience with battery or vehicle modeling
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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