Research Leader – Fluids

Coventry, UK

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Research Leader – Fluids

People at Polestar

We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.

The Role

  • Working with the wider Advanced Engineering community looking at new fluids developments to improve our performance and sustainability attributes

Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with supplier partners & research institutes to identify opportunities and create plans to develop new fluids advancements to support the Polestar goal of climate neutrality
  • Undertake studies of fluids used within Polestar vehicles, creating and rolling out plans to reduce the carbon footprint of our vehicles
  • Support the R&D teams to investigate & resolve issues related to fluids selection found in testing and/or the field
  • Provide education on fluids engineering to the wider R&D team ensuring we are constantly educating and up-skilling the wider team
  • Lead fluids-based Advanced Engineering projects
  • Help define the future strategy and technology roadmaps


The Person

  • 5+ years working in the Automotive Industry or similar field
  • Direct validation and development experience of automotive grade (or similar) fluids
  • A Materials Science/Engineering degree
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas would be beneficial:
    • Fluids/Materials research at an institute or material supplier
    • Fluids/Materials development at an Automotive OEM or top-level motorsport organisation
    • Direct LCA analysis experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & organisational skills, with good attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in a start-up environment
  • Genuine interest in making efficient, sustainable products


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