UK batteriesElectrification of transport is a key cornerstone of the UK Government's industrial strategy challenge fund and an essential enabler to achieve long term emission targets. As part of the £246M Faraday Challenge fund, we are looking to hire 7 research associates/assistants to work in the Electrochemical Science & Engineering Group at Imperial College London on a range of technologies that will enable higher performing, cheaper and longer lasting battery systems. The successful candidates will join a friendly and supportive community of world class researchers at Imperial College London with a reputation for excellence. The projects are part of the Faraday Challenge in addressing some of the grand challenges which will enable the widespread deployment of hybrid and electric vehicles in one of the biggest coordinated research efforts in batteries in the world.

We are looking for a range of candidates, from modellers to experimentalists, and from electrochemists, physicists, mathematicians, electrical and control engineers, to mechanical engineers and more. Some of the positions require previous experience in batteries, but not all, so if your skills and knowledge match the job description and you are interested in the position please apply. We will also be recruiting for a significant number of modellers early in the new year, so please apply for the modelling position if you would like to be considered.

 The Electrochemical Science and Engineering group is a dynamic, diverse and highly collaborative group, focussing on advancing the fundamental understanding of battery technology, and on applying this understanding to developing tools for the better use of batteries in automotive applications. Our activities are aligned with the Faraday Challenge, and the related Faraday Institute. You will be working to advance the understanding of batteries, in order to solve industry’s immediate needs and help accelerate the transition towards electrified powertrains.