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Research Assistant/Associate in Li-Ion Battery Electrode Structuring

Department of Engineering, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK

Overview

  • Posted on: 09th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £27,116 - £40,927
  • REF: NM28929
  • Closes: 23rd November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) in the Department of Engineering, to work on the development of new methods to structure Li-Ion battery electrodes as part of an ERC Consolidator Grant. The post holder will be located at the University of Cambridge in the group of Prof. Michael De Volder (www.nanomanufacturing.eng.cam.ac.uk/).

This role will focus on the development of advanced methods to structure battery materials into advanced architectures that allow for better ion and electron transport in thick Li-Ion battery electrodes. Key responsibilities of the candidate include the development of novel methods to synthesise and structure battery materials. In addition, the advanced electrode coating techniques pursued in this project need to be compatible with roll-to-roll coating to ensure compatibility with industrial manufacturing processes. To test this, a pilot-scale roll-to-roll coater is available in the group of Prof. Michael De Volder.

We will consider candidates with various research backgrounds including engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, and material science. Applicants are required to have a PhD or be close to obtaining a PhD and have relevant experience in some of the following areas: battery electrode coating, electrode structuring, roll-to-roll coating, battery fabrication as well as electrochemistry and material characterisation.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £27,116 – £31,406Research Associate: £33,309 – £40,927

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter and publication list (highlighting what you think are your three best publications) in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact: Alice Gregory, email ac867@cam.ac.uk. (Tel +44 (0)1223 765598).

Please quote reference NM28929 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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