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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Image Based Modelling of Advanced Batteries


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263

Closing date

Dec 15, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Image Based Modelling of Advanced Batteries to join Professor Paul Shearing’s research group at Begbroke Science Park, Department of Engineering Science.  The post is funded by The Faraday Institution and is fixed-term until 30 September 2025.


The Faraday Institution's Nextrode project is one of six Faraday Institution projects which aim to optimise the performance of lithium ion technologies. Started in September 2019, it is a collaboration between six university partners and six industrial partners to research new methods for manufacturing smarter electrodes and to put them onto the path to commercialisation.


To support the Nextrode programme, the post holder will be required to carry out research on image based modelling of the transport, electrochemistry and mechanical properties of next generation electrode materials. Using input data from X-ray CT, or other 3D imaging tools, the post holder will develop and deploy models directly using the image framework in finite element or phase field models. The goal of this is to optimise design and manufacture of next generation electrode using rational design methodologies supported by modelling and experiment.


You should:

•             Hold a relevant PhD/Dphil or be near completion* together with relevant experience

•             Possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline, including health and safety best practices, to work within established research programmes

•             Ability to manage own academic research and associated activities

•             Previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations

•             Ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation

•             Have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings


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Only online applications received before 10.00am Friday 15th December 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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Professor Paul Shearing

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