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Senior Research Scientist

Post Date:Jan 02, 2020Type:Full-Time
Start Date:1/2/2020Salary:
Location:US-MI-Northville Job Reference:7030-en_US

Job Description:

As a leader in thermal technology, we design, develop, and manufacture heating, cooling, and ventilating devices for diverse global markets. With our employees, we pioneer and shape markets for comfort devices while seeking new ways to drive value for our customers.  We employ approximately 10,000 people at twelve locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

Long Description

The Advanced Engineering Group of Gentherm is looking for a Senior Research Scientist in the field of human thermoregulation and thermal-physiology. The Senior Research Scientist will be directly involved in research and development of the next generation human-centric, seat-based, thermal comfort delivery systems.


  • Apply relevant scientific rigor to design tests and experiments that enhance our current understanding of thermal-physiology
  • Oversee and participate in the experimental process
  • Administer tests
  • Ensure high quality, i.e. low variance and low bias, data output
  • Scour IP and literal sources to gather unique information and explain test results
  • Inject expertise through observation by studying onsite the interaction of subjects with prototype products or product combinations
  • Transfer accumulated knowledge to engineering teams
  • Assist team members in defining high level product specifications harmonized with state of the art and novel thermal-physiology understanding
  • Recommend new products and product enhancements
  • Write technical reports backed by statistical analysis
  • Communicate important test results to upper and senior management
  • Disseminate important test results to the scientific community, after seeking necessary approvals


  • A PhD in thermophysiology or closely related field such as kinesiology or sports science
  • Experience in working with human subjects
  • Proven experience in leading research projects
  • Evidence of using open source or commercial statistical tools (R, Minitab, SPSS etc)
  • A strong record of academic publications and/or submission of IP
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in small diverse teams
  • Awareness in aligning research projects with business strategy and goals
  • Appetite for learning and for developing new skills


Gentherm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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