Research Associate in Battery Materials Characterisation
Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Associate position focused on the characterization of transport processes in battery materials. The RA would be joining a team who are currently developing a novel isotopic technique for quantifying the solid-state diffusivity and liquid-solid interfacial exchange coefficients for a range of electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. This post is particularly focused on investigating the...
Job listing information
- Reference ENG00200
- Date posted 12 February 2018
- Closing date 12 March 2018
Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Associate position focused on the characterization of transport processes in battery materials. The RA would be joining a team who are currently developing a novel isotopic technique for quantifying the solid-state diffusivity and liquid-solid interfacial exchange coefficients for a range of electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries. This post is particularly focused on investigating the effect of temperature on the solid phase diffusion and of electrolyte additives on the surface exchange.
Duties and responsibilities
• Characterisation of battery materials to identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data
• To develop a robust experimental method for the characterisation of lithium ion battery materials
• To take initiatives in the planning of research
• To direct the work of small research teams
• To design experiments, identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data
- Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Physical Science or Engineering, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
- Practical experience within a research environment
- Practical experience working with laboratory environment
- Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures
- Knowledge of solid-state chemistry
This is 36 month fixed term role.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.
For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Sam Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org
Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Sarah Wissing at email@example.com
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