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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Modelling and Optimisation of Li-ion Batteries


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Feb 08, 2021 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time/part-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Control research group at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford). The post is funded by the Faraday Institution as part of the Nextrode project ( and is fixed-term to 31 August 2023.

The project is using new manufacturing methods to design “smart” electrodes with higher capacity and lower degradation rates. Your role will be to use concepts from mathematical modelling, control theory and optimisation to design optimal electrode structures for Lithium-ion batteries.

You should hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in control engineering or a related subject that includes a significant component of dynamic modelling and optimisation. You should also have experience of building mathematical models of dynamic systems and using optimisation techniques.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Stephen Duncan (email:

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Only online applications received before 12.00 midday on 8th February 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), 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

Professor Stephen Duncan

Contact email