Postdoctoral Research Associate in Battery Diagnostics and Experimental Design

Imperial College London - Dyson School of Design Engineering

Fixed Term 12 month

Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to work on the Advanced Battery Life Extension (ABLE) project which is funded by Innovate UK under the Faraday Challenge. ABLE is a collaboration between Imperial College London, M-KOPA and Denchi Power working towards applying novel diagnostic techniques for the development of second life battery packs with improved performance and lifetime.

The  successful candidate will work with our industrial partner to translate those advances into state-of-the-art battery diagnostics for the development of second life battery packs.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to conduct a series of battery cycling experiments and develop/apply a novel diagnostic technique called Differential Thermal Voltammetry (DTV) alongside other established battery diagnostic techniques such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, incremental current analysis and charge/discharge cycling.

Essential requirements

You will have:

A PhD or Masters Degree in Physical Science or Engineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience.

Practical experience within a research environment.

Practical experience in designing of test rigs and good experimental design.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.

Further information

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Billy Wu

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to and search using reference number ENG00134 Please complete an application form as directed.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Sarah Wissing at

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations 

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

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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