Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Continuum Battery Modelling

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

Begbroke Science Park, Oxford

We seek a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in continuum battery modelling to join Professor Monroe’s team in the Energy and Power Group (EPG) of the Department of Engineering Science (Begbroke Science Park). The position is funded until 30 September 2019.

We aim to produce simulations that rationalise and contrast how solid lithium-ion conductors of the oxide and sulphide types perform. We will examine how bulk and interfacial properties control electrochemical behaviour, ideally creating a theory that illustrates impacts of space charging, surface reactions, grain structure, and mechanics. The work is part of an EPSRC programme “Solid-State Lithium Batteries” led by Professor C Grey (Cambridge), with Professors P Bruce (Oxford), A Aguadero (Imperial), and A Morris (Cambridge), who will implement complementary experiments and atomistic modelling.

You should have or be near obtaining a PhD in engineering, physics, mathematics, or an allied discipline. Your publications should demonstrate competency and experience with electrochemical simulations. You will be responsible for developing theories on paper and implementing them in software, and will participate in EPG activities, programme meetings, and external conferences.

Please address informal enquiries to Mr Joel Atkin, Project Manager (

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 31 October 2016 can be considered. You will need to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit 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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