PDRA in Battery Control Modelling


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Sep 18, 2020 12:00PM


Are you a talented, highly skilled control engineer interested in battery research? We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in Battery Control Engineering to join David Howey's research group in the Department of Engineering Science, central Oxford. The post is funded by The Faraday Institution and is fixed-term to 28th February 2021, with the option of a 24 month extension subject to funding.

Working with Prof. Howey on The Faraday Institution's Multiscale Modelling project, you will focus on characterization and system identification of battery models. You will be responsible for developing new theoretical and numerical estimation approaches, producing great software, and setting up novel battery characterization experiments.

You should possess, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics or other related area, with demonstrable skills in control engineering and optimization, proven experience with numerical computation and excellent communication abilities.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. David Howey (email:

Further information can be found at

Only applications received before midday on 18 September 2020 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests, and describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position. You should also provide a CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Prof David Howey

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