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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Solid State Battery Characterisation


Standard Grade 7: £35,308 - £43,155

Closing date

Jun 06, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a full time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Solid State Battery Characterisation to join Professor Paul Shearing’s research group at the Department of Engineering Science. The post is funded by Innovate UK and is fixed-term to 31 January 2025.


The research group will focus on the advanced multi-scale characterisation of the cell materials and full cells both at the beginning-of-life, during their operation, and at the end-of-life, complemented with simulations, enabling technological enhancements towards automotive viability. There is a particular focus on the application of X-ray imaging, with correlative measurements, to understand the design, performance and degradation of solid-state batteries.


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 in advanced characterisation of electrochemical energy materials, or expertise with X-ray imaging. Experience of electrochemical testing of batteries, ideally solid state batteries 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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