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At Gentherm, we say, “It’s about the person.” We’re with you on a cold winter day when you turn on your heated seat and steering wheel or helping manage patient body temperature in the operating room, recovering room or intensive care units. We take a human approach with everything we do.


As the global leader in thermal management technologies we embrace the opportunity to create and deliver extraordinary thermal solutions that make meaningful differences in everyday life. We do this by improving health, wellness, comfort and energy efficiency.


We embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and combine that with our global leadership to deliver results. Working at Gentherm provides you the opportunity to not only shape the future of the automotive and medical industries, but also influence your career throughout the company. You will be engaged, challenged and inspired by our team to deliver leading thermal technologies that positively impact lives around the world.





At Gentherm, we are expanding our human research testing capabilities and are looking for a data scientist to join our new thermal physiology research team. The team sits at the fore front of the company’s mission in developing thermal solutions that improve health, wellness and comfort.

The data scientist will play an integral role in managing and analyzing the influx of quantitative and qualitative data from the thermophysiology research team and advanced engineering teams. This includes human physiological and perceptual data from laboratory based and real-world driving studies and automotive data from vehicles and our thermal solutions. The data scientist will assist in the development of individual-specific mathematical models and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for predicting personalized comfort and wellness.

Whilst the candidate should be grounded in fundamental principles of data science methods, they should also know how to rise above the numbers and explain essential insights to users at all levels. Application of data is at the heart of our mission.



  • Apply a wide array of analytic skills including signal processing, statistics, machine/deep learning, and optimization to extract insights from laboratory-based and real-world data
  • Work with multiple data streams; both static and dynamic
  • Produce thermal comfort and wellness models captured from biometric sensors
  • Guide data collection, archival and curation for integration into databases with high data quality, transparency, validity and reliability (i.e. data management plan)
  • Support our research team in writing technical reports backed by statistical analysis.
  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects involving a diverse team of physiologist, research scientist and engineers
  • Ensure compliance with data protection policies (e.g. HIPAA).
  • Communicate data using appropriate data visualization tools to other departments and senior management.
  • Participates in miscellaneous research efforts within the Gentherm R&D team.




  • PhD in data science, biostatistics, mathematics, or related field.
  • OR MSc. in data science, biostatistics, mathematics, or a related field, plus:
    • 3-5 years’ experience working in data science, machine learning, or other data related positions.
  • MSc. in data science, biostatistics, mathematics, or a related field.
  • Concrete knowledge of a variety of data science methods, machine learning algorithms and production level programming principles
  • Experience with statistical software packages and/or machine learning libraries and programming languages (Python, R etc.)
  • Ability to automate experimental data acquisition and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills



  • Experience in physiology, psychology, or ergonomics



TRAVEL: Up to 5%, Local.



  • Deliver Results
    • Understand the mission and output of your team; set SMART objectives and deliver
  • Drive Change
    • Focus on agility and commitment to continuous improvement; Understand and act on internal and external drivers of change
  • Build Capability
    • Foster a culture of learning and development; Support individual growth through continuous feedback to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Cultivate Innovation
    • Openly embrace, create, implement and support new and innovative ideas, processes and technology that deliver business results





All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. Gentherm is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

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.

Job Req ID:  8170

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Sep 8, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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