Research Assistant/Associate in Reduced Order Modelling (relating to Lithium-ion batteries)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 12th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,045 - £48,340
  • REF: ENG01549
  • Closes: 14th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

The Electrochemical Science & Engineering research group are looking to hire a researcher to develop reduced order models for lithium-ion batteries from physical models. Models are required to estimate the state of high energy batteries and/or supercapacitors, and control them on- and offline. This allows us to design high performance battery packs. This post is funded by Innovate UK and the Faraday Challenge to develop the next generation of battery packs and Battery Management Systems to improve performance and lifetime.

Our research group is interdisciplinary, and is currently spread across four different departments within Imperial College London. We work at the interface between science and engineering of electrochemical devices. With over 50 postdoctoral & postgraduate researchers, we are a vibrant team with industrial and academic contacts.

Duties and responsibilities

  • You will primarily be developing reduced order models for lithium-ion batteries.
  • You will be working with the wider experimental team to help general and implement control algorithms onto the battery management system
  • You will assist in the planning of the research and assist with the publication of findings.

Essential requirements

  • ­You should have a degree in a relevant subject area. Completing a PhD (or equivalent) in a pertinent area would be helpful but is not a requirement for appointment as a Research Assistant.
  • You mist have experience of working in a research environment
  • Experience of reduced order modelling and control is essential, as is a knowledge of control theory

Further information

This is a fixed term position for up to 12 months in the first instance.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,045 – £39,183 per annum.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Martina De Marco at .

To apply, please click “APPLY NOW” to go through to the online application form.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Miss Helen Stoneham at .

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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