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Machine Learning Scientist, R&D

We are looking for an exceptionally innovative, research-oriented individual to join in our mission to build a greener future. By joining us, you will help invent the next generation of ML systems that accelerate cell design, materials discovery and battery manufacturing that operate at unprecedented scale of impact. The role is a part of our AI & Machine learning team in the R&D organization based in Sweden (Stockholm/Västerås).

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate x-functionally with Cell Design, Materials Development and Data Engineering teams
  • Research novel Machine Learning architectures for de-mystifying State-of-Health of batteries
  • Develop new approaches to merge Physics-based models with Deep Learning paradigms.
  • Develop techniques to fuse and leverage simulated and experimental battery performance datasets.
  • Learn about principles of electrochemistry and physics that govern cell development processes
  • Likely co-invent a range of algorithmic methods that will be foundational for the next generation of battery development

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help develop a new class of algorithms and architectures to improve the runtime and performance of batteries.
  • Develop ML algorithms to predict several metrics for understanding lifetime electrical performance of batteries.
  • Help develop a new program for Applications Machine Learning in Cell Design, Cell performance and Optimized Manufacturing.
  • Work cross-functionally with cell designers, test & validation engineers, and battery system experts.
  • Willingness to travel to our various manufacturing sites within Europe and United States.
  • Interpret advanced battery model design parameters and simulations to formulate and implement new predictive modeling strategies.

The person we are looking for is flexible, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story and see the results of your work every day across our R&D labs and factories. Our organization values are great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in Engineering (EE/ChemE/MechE), Computer Science, Materials Science, or related technical field or equivalent practical experience (> 5 years)
  • Experience in Machine Learning, Algorithmic foundations of Optimization, Data Mining, Simulations, Scientific Data Analysis, Dynamic Modeling.
  • Experience building ML solutions for time-series applications, physical processes, and predictive modeling
  • At least 3-5 years of Programming experience in Python (incl. sklearn, numpy, pandas, tensorflow and pytorch).
  • Willing to relocate to Stockholm, Sweden (relocation support including visa will be provided)

Preferred Qualifications

  • General understanding of Li-ion battery modeling, and cell design parameters. Knowledge in detailed battery modeling and electrochemistry is a plus.
  • Experience with data-scarce ML techniques (e.g.: Self-Supervised Learning, Contrastive Learning, Knowledge Distillation, Transfer Learning, etc.)
  • Manufacturing Data Analysis (factories, control systems) experience is a plus
  • Ability to make sense of data from disparate sources from a large diversity of sensors (optical, motion telemetry, physical, and simulation)
  • Strong skills in mathematical modeling of dynamical systems and distributed parameter systems

Apply with your CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Desired starting date is ASAP.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Alixandra Halvarsson | Contact Person

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