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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Science of Battery Safety


Standard Grade 7: £35,308 - £43,155

Closing date

Jun 06, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a full time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Science of Battery Safety to join Professor Paul Shearing’s research group at the Department of Engineering Science. The post is funded by The Faraday Institution and is fixed-term to 31 March 2025.


The post holder will be required to carry out research on battery safety as part of the Faraday Institution project SAFEBATT, led by Principal Investigator Professor Paul Shearing. The main focus of the research is to establish a scientific understanding of the nucleation and propagation of failure in Li-ion batteries, and to explore the complex interplay between battery degradation and battery safety.


You should hold a relevant PhD/Dphil or be near completion* in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Electrochemistry, Materials Science or cognate discipline, together with relevant experience. You should have knowledge of electrochemical technologies, X-ray imaging or Failure analysis. You should also have experience of working in a research environment and relevant health and safety practices. Experience of electrochemical testing of batteries, ideally related to battery safety and synchrotron techniques is desirable.


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Only online applications received before midday on Tuesday 06 June 2023 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.

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Maisie Coolman

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