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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Battery Modelling


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date

Jan 15, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Battery Intelligence Lab at the Department of Engineering Science (central Oxford).  The post is funded by Horizon Europe or the UKRI Horizon Europe Guarantee and is fixed-term for up to two years or until 31 December 2026, whichever is sooner.


The successful candidate will be part of “DigiBatt” (Digital Solutions for Accelerated Battery Testing), an EU project on new approaches for battery development to extract more information from fewer tests, harnessing the latest advances in automation, data science, diagnostics, and modelling. You will develop battery models and new methods for performance and lifetime diagnostics/simulation and integrate these into frameworks for parameter estimation and design optimisation.


You should possess a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be near completion), skills in battery models and software development, and have great time management and communications skills.  You should also have skills in object-oriented programming and software engineering best practices in Matlab, Python, and/or Julia.


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Only online applications received before midday on 15 January 2024 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 David Howey

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