Research Associate in Electronic Structure Theory of Battery Materials

Job summary

As part of a new UK consortium for the study of next-generation electrochemical energy storage, a research position is available on the theory and simulation of battery materials in the group of Professor Aron Walsh, http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/a.walsh. They will play a leading role in computational support for the development of multi-scale models that account for thermal and defect processes in the latest generation of lithium battery...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00192
  • Date posted 23 January 2018
  • Closing date 23 February 2018

Job description

Job summary

As part of a new UK consortium for the study of next-generation electrochemical energy storage, a research position is available on the theory and simulation of battery materials in the group of Professor Aron Walsh, http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/a.walsh. They will play a leading role in computational support for the development of multi-scale models that account for thermal and defect processes in the latest generation of lithium battery materials. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, phonon dispersion and thermal transport, theoretical defect spectroscopy, transport phenomena, materials data and informatics.

Duties and responsibilities

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any UK university.  The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of ten academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/staff-benefits/.

The Department of Materials, http://www.imperial.ac.uk/engineering/departments/materials/ wishes to appoint an outstanding individual with a strong track record in first-principles electronic structure calculations.

Essential requirements

You will also be a conscientious, innovative scientist who has successfully completed or is about to obtain, a PhD (or equivalent) in theoretical or computational physical science (chemistry, physics or materials). In addition, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to understand quantum-mechanical calculations in detail and have an understanding of, and interest in, materials for energy storage.

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.

Further information

Further information can be obtained from Professor Aron Walsh. a.walsh@imperial.ac.uk.

You can find details of here: salary, terms & conditions, including contract type/duration, benefits, etc.

Further guidance may be sought from Mrs Darakshan Khan (d.khan@imperial.ac.uk).

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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