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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.

R&D Lab Technician




Gentherm is expanding its research capabilities and opening a new Thermophysiology Research Center. The research center sits at the fore front of the company’s mission evaluating the impact of our thermal solutions on human health, wellness and comfort in both the automotive and medical space.

Through the leadership of the Director of Thermophysiology, the lab technician will have the opportunity to be involved in developing this new lab, curating the standards required to maximize productivity and research output. The lab will be comprised of an environmental chamber, temperature-controlled room, automotive and medical devices, and physiological sensors to measure human responses to our thermal solutions. As the lab develops, the technician will play an integral role overseeing the proper functioning, operation, and use of the research center’s facilities.



  • Assists in establishing standard operating procedures for the use of the labs core equipment, especially the environmental chamber, physiological sensors, and data acquisition systems
  • Monitor all equipment to ensure optimal functioning and maintain calibration logs of the labs core equipment
  • Perform routine laboratory functions to support research experiments such as equipment booking, scheduling lab space, equipment set-up in preparation for research experiments
  • Provide technical oversight to support on human research studies
  • Manage environmental chamber functionality
  • Assist with tests and record test data according to test procedure/ work instruction
  • Train other members within the lab how to operate and troubleshoot environmental chamber and physiological sensors
  • Enforce strict health and safety requirements for human research studies





  • College graduate technologist OR a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing a research laboratory with human research participants
  • Knowledge of LabView and/or other instrument/computer interfacing software
  • Good technical acumen
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills




  • Managing laboratory activities that include human research participants

  • Lab equipment knowledge including operation, calibration, and functionality checks



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:  8023

Northville, MI, US, 48167

Country/Region:  US
Published:  Nov 15, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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