D48358R - Research Assistant/Associate (High Energy Density Batteries)

Newcastle University - Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering


£26,829 to £28,452 (PhD not awarded)
£29,301 to £31,076 (PhD awarded; with progression to £38,183)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Electrical Power Group at Newcastle University in an innovative collaborative project with local electric vehicle OEM and tier one manufacturers. The project is funded through the Automotive Propulsion Centre and focuses on providing research-based support for the production of electric vehicle batteries to the industrial partners.

You will be working within a team of our researchers and our industrial partners in developing advanced power electronic systems for Li-ion batteries such as BMS systems, chargers and DCDC converters as well as state of the art battery measurement techniques for an automotive Li-ion battery manufacturing application.

You should hold a good degree in electrical engineering and have or be working towards a PhD with a strong bias towards Li-ion battery technology from an electrical engineering context. Experience of battery measurement and characterisation, particularly with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), is essential. The candidate should also show they have a strong understanding in battery related electronics systems such as battery management systems (BMS) or battery chargers.

This post is fixed term for 12 months and you should be available to start by November of 2016.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Simon Lambert (simon.lambert@ncl.ac.uk).

Applications from candidates wishing to explore flexible working options will be considered.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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