Research Associate in Battery Pack Modelling

Imperial College London - Dyson School of Design Engineering

Full Time Fixed Term 36 months

Job summary
The Electrochemical Science and Engineering group at Imperial College London is looking to employ a battery pack modeller to work within a large consortium. The Electrochemical Science and Engineering group is multi-disciplinary research group spanning across the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Earth Science and Engineering. The group consists of 9 academic staff, 10 post-doctoral research associates and >20 PhD students.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop physics based models of lithium-ion batteries and battery packs.
  • Experimentally parameterise and validate the models.
  • Interpret experimental data.
  • Work closely with industry and academic partners.
  • Write progress reports and academic papers.
  • Promote the work of the group at academic conferences

Essential requirements

  • A PhD or Masters Degree in Physical Sciences, or Engineering, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience.
  • Experience with electrochemical devices such as batteries, supercapacitors or fuel cells.

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
Should you have any queries about the role, please contact: Dr. Billy Wu –

For queries regarding the application process, please contact: Sarah Wissing

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to and search using reference number ENG00172. Please complete an application form as directed.

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

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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